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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29 April 2013

Fighting Words: Hurtful Communication Between Co-Parents

April 3, 2012 – Family Law Blog posted by Megan McWhirter Many parents have described to me how their ex-spouse is the inferior parent; he or she doesn’t buy organic, eats dinner in front of the television, watches two and a half men and doesn’t make the child floss before bed.  At this point, there may…

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26 April 2013

BC Family Law Has Changed

 On March 18, 2013, BC’s family law is changing. If you are not married but have been living with your partner for more than two years, or you are not married but you and your partner have a child, these changes could affect you. Our capable Family Law Group, headed by Craig Neville, is…

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11 April 2013

Ineffective powers of attorney can impact real estate transactions

Real Estate practitioners on both the transaction side and the litigation side should take note of the recent decision in Malek v. Tanbakookar, 2012 BCSC 1742 (CanLII) where Mr. Justice Armstrong decided a summary trial application in favour of a defendant purchaser represented by Jeremy West of Watson Goepel LLP. In brief, the plaintiffs and…

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3 April 2013

Celso Boscariol headed to the Hague for EU-Canada Day Conference on April 22, 2013

Mr. Boscariol is also the President of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada and has been actively engaged in furthering bilateral relations between the EU and Canada for quite sometime. The CETA’s core areas for negotiation are market access and trade for goods and services, investment protection, government procrurement, NTBs to trade and regulatory…

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5 March 2013

Family Law – If you are not prepared to provide financial information be prepared to “go straight to jail without passing GO”

In Neufeld v. Nesbitt, the Supreme court had occasion to consider a contempt application following a party’s refusal to provide financial information for the purposes of matrimonial proceedings. The Respondent(a Dr. this case) had been ordered to provide financial disclosure of his assets and income. He had neglected to do so and by the time…

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25 February 2013

Watson Goepel launches video campaign on family law changes

As part of our efforts to get the word out that family law in BC is about to undergo significant change. The Family Law Group here at Watson Goepel LLP has launched a video campaign on YouTube to raise awareness and offer resources for people who may well be affected by the changes that come…

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