Blog - Family Lawyer

Providing for Financially Disadvantaged Spouses and Children

Family Lawyer | February 28, 2024 | Written by Crystal Arbour

In family law, ensuring the financial well-being of all parties involved is of paramount importance. This includes providing support for financially disadvantaged spouses and children, particularly in cases of separation...

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Mediation vs. Family Court

Family Lawyer | November 15, 2023 | Written by Crystal Arbour

When it comes to resolving family disputes in British Columbia, individuals often find themselves at a crossroads, contemplating between mediation vs. family court and which option to pursue. It is...

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Tips for a Successful Family Mediation Process

Family Lawyer | September 19, 2023 | Written by Crystal Arbour

Family disputes and conflicts can be emotionally draining and have long-lasting effects on relationships. In such situations, family mediation can provide a constructive and efficient way to resolve conflicts and...

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What is Collaborative Family Law?

Divorce Lawyer, Family Lawyer | August 16, 2023 | Written by Crystal Arbour

Collaborative Divorce is a process where issues arising from a relationship breakdown are dealt with entirely outside of court. It is not a new idea, but it is rising in...

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How is Child Support Calculated in BC?

Family Lawyer | July 6, 2023 | Written by Crystal Arbour

Child support is an essential financial obligation separated or divorced parents must provide for their children. In British Columbia, the Family Law Act requires parents to pay child support based...

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Do You Need a Lawyer to Adopt a Child in BC?

Family Lawyer | June 28, 2023 | Written by Crystal Arbour

Adopting a child is an exciting and emotional journey, but it can also be a complicated legal process. British Columbia has specific laws and regulations that must be followed when...

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How Far Can a Parent Move With Joint Custody?

Family Lawyer | June 20, 2023 | Written by Crystal Arbour

When it comes to parenting, the well-being of children is always a top priority. This is especially true in cases involving shared parenting time and parental relocation. Several factors must...

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What Is a Travel Consent Form?

Family Lawyer | May 25, 2023 | Written by Crystal Arbour

When it comes to travelling with children, especially when one parent is not present, it is essential to be aware of the legal requirements and documentation needed. At Linley Welwood,...

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Reasonable Expectations for your Family Law File

Family Lawyer | February 8, 2023 | Written by Crystal Arbour

A good lawyer-client relationship is all about managing expectations. These are three key areas where it is critical that you know what the reasonable expectations are for your family law...

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What is a Child Parenting Plan?

Family Lawyer | January 27, 2023 | Written by Crystal Arbour

If you and your partner are separating, it is crucial to understand what a child parenting plan is if you have children. That is why the family law experts at...

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