The short answer is no. Unfortunately, pets are considered property, and the person who brought the pet into the relationship is the person who gets to keep the pet.
Parents have countless responsibilities when it comes to raising children, including the responsibility to make financial contributions to support their child.
One of the most common reasons people put off or decide against creating a will is that they believe they don’t have any assets worth protecting.
You and your common-law partner were together for decades. Then your common-law partner suddenly dies. You claim the benefit from your partner’s life insurance policy and apply to transfer the monies from their RRSPs into yours.
In our last post, we began the conversation about deciding who will move out following a separation or divorce. We continue here by addressing a few more questions and looking at ways to avoid unnecessary conflict, when possible.
Following the decision to separate or divorce, a lot of couples turn their focus to how they will part ways. In a perfect world, it would be an easy, mutually agreed upon decision. Unfortunately, few things in life go exactly according to plan, making it important to understand your options.
In a world where ‘conscious uncoupling’ has become the benchmark of a good divorce, spouses are seeking strategies to navigate separation without resorting to acrimonious courtroom showdowns.
A lot of co-parenting advice is aimed at parents following their final divorce, but how should children be approached during the process of separating and finalizing a split? This can be one of the most difficult periods for co-parenting, as emotions can be high and custody arrangements may not yet be finalized. Acting in the way that is best for the children and educating oneself about British Columbia family law is important for the co-parenting arrangements at every stage.
Divorce may not be on the rise in Canada in general, but for those over the age of 50 statistics look a bit different. Divorce in older adults, colloquially known as "grey divorce", is happening more and more frequently in British Columbia and across the country. There are a few theories as to why this family law trend is taking place, but it certainly doesn't show any signs of slowing down.
When it comes to property division during a separation and divorce, matters are rarely black and white. For couples in a common-law relationship, things can become even more complicated.