Archive for January 2014
Presumption of equal shared parenting?
Should there be a presumption of equal shared parenting in the courts- ie. where separated parents spend a relatively equal amount of time caring for their children? In an article in the National Post, Barbara Kay argues that it’s time for this presumption to gain a foothold in family law disputes. Her article points out…Read More
New property rights for common law couples in B.C.
British Columbia’s new Family Law Act came into force on March 18th, 2013. Most notably, it confers family property rights upon common law couples. Previously, only married spouses were entitled to a division of property when their relationship ended. Now, any couple who has been living together for at least 2 years in a marriage-like…Read More
New documentary on divorce industry
There’s a new film coming out on January 10th narrated by Dr. Drew Pinsky (of ‘Celebrity Rehab’ fame) critiquing the the dysfunctional divorce industry in the U.S. The movie, ‘Divorce Corp.’, explores the divorce industry- from what it costs to retain a lawyer, to the length of time it takes to get a divorce, and…Read More