Back To School With Separated Families

Separation and Back To School Getting children and families set up for school year schedules after a long summer break is complicated for everyone.  When you add separation into the equation, planning can only get more complicated.  Everyone involved wants the back to school process to be as smooth as…

10 Things to Do Before You Separate or Divorce In BC

10 Things to Do Before You Separate or Divorce In BC

Before you separate or divorce in BC, there things you can do before you leave your relationship that will make it easier.  Whether you are leaving an urgent situation, or have been considering divorce for a long time, the following are our top 10 smart things to do before you…

What Qualifies as a Support Payment?

What qualifies as a support payment, and how it is taxed, are important issues.  How support payments are defined affects your income (as defined by CRA), the amount of tax deductions you are allowed, and ultimately how much income tax you pay.  Each person’s case is unique, and you should…

Excluded Property In Separation: How Does It Work?

Excluded property in BC can be tricky.  Generally, excluded property is property owned by one spouse prior to the relationship.  Most times, this involves a house that one person bought before they married, or began living together. However, the term “excluded property” also applies to valuable art, inheritance, or other…

Taking the Mystery out of Legal Fees

Chances are that, if your only experience with lawyers is watching Law and Order or Ally McBeal, the cost of legal fees may come as a shock.  Most people do not give much thought to the cost of hiring a lawyer, until they need one. It is good to remember…