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What is a Cohabitation Agreement?

We’ve discussed marriage agreements here on the Legal Wire Blog before, but you may not know that similar legal documents exist for couples that aren’t yet married or don’t plan…
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How School Decisions Work with Joint Custody

Joint custody school decisions are often the most polarizing decisions divorced or separated couples have to make. If you have joint custody or 50/50 custody, it may be difficult to…

International Adoption in BC

International adoption is a bit more complicated than adoption from within Canada, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Quite the opposite, in fact, since from 1999 to 2009, nearly 21,000…

How to Adopt a Family Member in BC

Many of our family law clients have come to us looking to adopt a member of their family. Be it your stepchild, niece or nephew, or a younger sibling, it…
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Adoption for LGBT+ Couples in BC

Our wonderful nation has been at the forefront of LGBT rights for some time now. In fact, Canada was the first country outside of Europe to federally legalize same-sex marriages…
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How to Create a Joint Custody Schedule

Joint custody can be a difficult endeavour, but when done right, a proper joint custody schedule can help your children flourish instead of suffer. Custody can be physical, legal, or…
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Is Joint Custody Right for You?

Joint custody can be one of the best child custody decisions for your family.  In fact, the American Psychological Association found that children are more likely to be better adjusted…