What To Include in a Cohabitation Agreement

What To Include in a Cohabitation Agreement

A man and woman sit at a table amongst balls of rolled up paper trying to agree and make a list of things they need to include in a cohabitation agreement.

Butterfield Law Gives Back-Charities & The Law

Professions, like the law and counselling, often encourage their members to give back to the community.  Butterfield Law has supported a variety of charities since Michael Butterfield was called to the bar in 2001. Michael Butterfield does not just “talk the talk” he also “walks the walk”- or run as…

Child Indicators of Parental Alienation

Parental alienation is real. It occurs when a child expresses an overwhelming preference for one parent and extreme negativity towards the other parent. Parental Alienation is different from Estrangement.  Dr. Baker, defined an “alienated child” as one who unjustifiably rejects one parent (the “disfavoured parent”) and is aligned with the other parent…

Parental Alienation & Divorce

  “Parental alienation is the term used to describe the overall problem of children being encouraged by one parent — the favoured parent — to unjustly reject the other parent – the targeted parent” (Amy J.L. Baker, Ph.D.).  This pattern of behaviour is different from normal adjustment to divorce, and…

Man Wins Stake In Home After Long Separation

A Vancouver man has proven in court that he deserves half interest in a million dollar home, despite having separated from his wife forty-four years ago. The case of Johnston v. Johnston Estate, illustrates the importance of having a proper, and timely, separation agreement. David Johnston and his then wife,…