BC Family Court & Covid-19

BC Family Court & Covid-19

The Court Registry windows for help and information for Provincial and Supreme Court matters in the Victoria BC courthouse.

Retirement & Support Payments

Retirement & Support Payments

What To Do with Retirement and Support Payments:  Is Voluntary Retirement a Material Change? It is not so easy to just decide to retire, when you have to pay child support and/or spousal support after divorce in BC. It is unwise to unilaterally cancel or reduce support payments.  However, retirement…

Legal Fees are Tax Deductible in Certain Cases

Legal fees are tax deductible in family law cases when they result in either child or periodic spousal support.  However, only the part of your case that relates to support is tax deductible. For example, if your case involves obtaining a divorce, child custody, and child support, they only cost…

Top 4 Free Services for Family Law

There are free services available to help families in many aspects of family law.  These services help to compliment those that a Lawyer or Mediator can provide. The following are what we, at Butterfield Law, believe are the most useful free services for families: 1.LEGAL AID:  Can’t afford a lawyer…

Extraordinary Expenses

Extraordinary expenses are those costs above and beyond what would normally be covered by child support. They are governed under Section 7 of the Federal Child Support Guidelines. What kinds of things potentially qualify as extraordinary expenses? childcare needed due to the custodial parent’s employment, illness, or education medical premiums,…