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  • Pet Custody: Who Gets the Family Dog?

    Most pet owners consider their pet to be a member of the family, not just another piece of property. In British Columbia pets are considered to be personal/matrimonial property subject to equitable division according to property law principles and pursuant to the Divorce Act and the Family Law Act. … Read more »

  • Legal Separation: What is it and how do you get one?

    Some of the more common questions I receive in my family practice revolve around the issue of obtaining a “legal separation”. The issues related to marriage, separation and divorce in the Province of British Columbia are governed by the federal Divorce Act the provincial Family Law Act.  Under these … Read more »

  • Passports for Children – Some Ins and Outs

    One issue that I see regularly in my family practice is the difficulty in obtaining passports for children under the age of 16 years. When parents are divorced or separated, the parent who has custody of the child is the one who is entitled to apply for a passport. You would think it would be that e … Read more »

  • Email at Your Peril

    The breakdown of a marriage is a very stressful time. It is not unusual to be angry and it is not unusual to vent that anger. Before this technological age, we had to actually face each other to vent anger but now with email, Facebook, Twitter, text messaging and all the other instant messaging avai … Read more »

  • Adopting a Family Member

    According to the Adoption Act, R.S.B.C. 1996 c. 3, the act that governs adoptions in British Columbia, a birth parent or a guardian related to the child is permitted to place a child for adoption when the prospective adoptive parent(s) is a relative of the child. In order to proceed with a relative … Read more »