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3 April 2014

Relocation under the Family Law Act – one year later

After the introduction of the Family Law Act last year, Part 4, Division 6 of the FLA introduced new obligations for guardians seeking to relocate where there is an existing (final) order or agreement respecting parenting arrangements or contact with a child. The legislation was also supposed to clarify the factors that a court must…

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7 August 2013

The Arbitration option in matrimonial cases: Timely access to justice

THE ARBITRATION OPTION IN MATRIMONIAL CASES: TIMELY ACCESS TO JUSTICE This week, one of the family lawyers in our office was inquiring about the availability of judges at the New Westminster registry of the BC Supreme Court. He needed a one day hearing on a family law matter and he was advised that for the…

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25 July 2013

Court underscores need for full disclosure in family proceedings

COURT UNDERSCORES NEED FOR FULL DISCLOSURE IN FAMILY PROCEEDINGS The new Family Law Act has, at its core, the promotion of dispute resolution through means other than the court. One of the foundational needs in resolution of family conflicts is full disclosure of a party’s finances. A recent BC Supreme Court decision gives us some…

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31 May 2013

Celso Boscariol presiding at CETA Conference on June 7, 2013 in Vancouver.

The conference will take place at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia on Friday June 7, 2013 11:30 – 2PM. Our keynote speaker will be Hon. Ed Fast, Canada’s Minister of International Trade. Other speakers of note include His Excellency Gian Lorenzo Cornado, Italian Ambassador to Canada and Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice-President of the Business Council of…

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