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Friday, December 29, 2017 @ 8:22 AM

CUSTODY AND ACCESS - Considerations - Best interests of child - Maximum contact principle - Primary residence - Removal of child from jurisdiction

Appeal by the father from an order permitting the mother to relocate with the child. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 @ 8:26 AM

New Brunswick amends Insurance Act to better protect victims of domestic violence Arson insurance

New Brunswick is poised to become the sixth province in Canada — and the first in Atlantic Canada — to compel insurance companies to pay co-insureds when their home is deliberately burned down (or otherwise damaged) by an abusive spouse. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 @ 8:11 AM

DOMESTIC CONTRACTS AND SEPARATION AGREEMENTS - Types - Prenuptial and marriage contracts

Appeal by the wife from an order requiring her to make a $550,000 compensation payment to the husband. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 @ 8:39 AM

CHILD PROTECTION - Practice and procedure - Courts - Jurisdiction - Statutory authority - Appeals and judicial review

Appeal by the Waterloo Children's Aid Society, cross-appeal by the parents, and cross-appeal by trial counsel from a Superior Court appellate ruling. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 @ 9:07 AM

Fighting grandparents’ rights in the courts can be costly, especially for children Grandparents

Being a grandparent should be a wonderful time, bringing all the joy that comes from being with children without the responsibility. But not all grandparents have an opportunity to enjoy their grandchildren, and many grandchildren do not have the benefit of a grandparent’s influence in their lives. ... [read more]

Monday, December 18, 2017 @ 12:31 PM

CUSTODY AND ACCESS - Considerations - Conduct of parents - Custody - Sole custody - Access - Supervision - Decision-making authority - Primary residence - Practice and procedure - Appeals

Appeal by the mother from an order granting the father sole custody of the parties' two children. ... [read more]

Monday, December 18, 2017 @ 8:57 AM

Tax Views: Year-end tax planning for business | Vern Krishna

Canadian-controlled private corporations (CCPCs) that carry on an active business in Canada are taxable at special low rates. In 2017, the first $500,000 of income from such active business income (ABI) is taxable at a combined federal and provincial rate of about 15 per cent. Income above $500,000 is taxable at about 27.5 per cent. Hence, it is important to plan for shareholder and corporate taxation before the year end to maximize rates of return, and minimize the overall tax burden. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 8:49 AM

ADOPTION - Persons who may adopt and be adopted - Consent of natural parents - Practice and procedure - General principles - Legislation - Effect - Retroactive effect

Appeal by the British Columbia Director of Adoption from a judicial review judgment in favour of the respondent, the biological father of the subject child. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 @ 7:03 AM

Good advocacy ‘exceptionally’ important to Supreme Court’s incoming judge Martin Sheilah Martin and Anthony Housefather

Litigators take note: the Supreme Court of Canada’s latest nominee says she sets great store by incisive legal advocacy that helps her to do her job. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 3:30 PM

B.C. lawyers honoured

During a recent awards ceremony, the Law Society of British Columbia recognized three members of the provincial bar for their work in family law, legal aid and diversity and inclusion. ... [read more]