Family

New year, new family law for Canadians

New year, new family law for Canadians

Bill C-78 will update old child-custody terminology, rules for family relocation, and definitions of family violence

B.C. non-profit launches service for self reps in family law

B.C. non-profit launches service for self reps in family law

Studies show a majority of family-law applications are made without legal representation

Residence held in trust can be included in division of property at separation in Quebec: SCC

Residence held in trust can be included in division of property at separation in Quebec: SCC

Although trustees did not own property, their control over it gave them “rights which confer use,” in the family patrimony majority found

SCC provides guidance on private international law in family law case

SCC provides guidance on private international law in family law case

Case with simultaneous actions in Belgium and Quebec could impact commercial cases as well, says lawyer

B.C. provincial court presenting Twitter town hall on access to justice

B.C. provincial court presenting Twitter town hall on access to justice

Event kicks off access to justice week

Differentiating common law from marriage in family law

Differentiating common law from marriage in family law

Courts are increasingly recognizing property rights for common law couples, but legislation has yet to catch up