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…

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,…

Hiring a Lawyer: How Can I Pay For A Lawyer?

Many people have misconceptions about hiring a lawyer. They  think hiring a lawyer will cost them more than they can afford. They may feel intimidated by the legal process, and uncertain about how to proceed. Their fear limits their ability to be good consumers. Many people spend more time at the…

6 Effective Strategies for Communicating With Your Ex

COMMUNICATION TIPS FOR SEPARATION & DIVORCE Talking with an ex-partner can often be difficult, particularly when you are in the middle of negotiating a separation agreement or divorce settlement. Even if you are in an assisted family law process, such as Collaborative Law or Mediation, talking with your ex-partner can…