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Friday, December 21, 2018 @ 9:35 AM

From autonomous cars to smartphone zombies, analysis and opinion highlights of 2018

Here are 16 memorable and outstanding stories from 2018, as selected by The Lawyer's Daily Analysis Editors Richard Skinulis and Peter Carter. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 20, 2018 @ 10:16 AM

Court ordered therapy at separation time parentstretchingkids_sm.jpg

Separation can be a highly emotional and conflictual journey. Differences in opinions or values that led to arguments during the marriage are often magnified during separation. Separating individuals often find themselves in struggles for power and, sadly, children are used as pawns in their effort to “win” in a game where there are only losers. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 @ 2:48 PM

Access to Justice: Next year a big one for Action Committee | Thomas Cromwell and Beverley McLachlin

There are big transitions occurring at the Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters. Former chief justice Beverley McLachlin has this month assumed the chair of the committee which she had convened a decade ago. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 @ 1:18 PM

Paralegals part of solution to family law issues in B.C.: association head Michele Ross

The head of B.C.’s paralegal association is saying concerns that paralegals would not be able to deal with family law issues under a scheme being considered by the provincial law society are unfounded. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 @ 6:18 AM

CUSTODY AND ACCESS - Variation or amendment of orders

Appeal by the father from orders of a motion judge varying child support and parenting arrangements in the absence of the father. ... [read more]

Friday, December 14, 2018 @ 8:25 AM

DOMESTIC CONTRACTS AND SEPARATION AGREEMENTS - Cohabitation agreements

Appeal by the trustees of the Curé Estate from a judgment interpreting a cohabitation agreement with related declaratory relief. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 @ 8:57 AM

Privileged yet powerless beneficiary spouse of a family trust

Picture this: your client is one of two beneficiaries of a $10 million discretionary family trust set up by his maternal grandfather. The trustees are your client’s parents. A trust company manages the money through an investment account. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 @ 9:23 AM

Hidden mental health issues and family law mental

The term “mental health” is now at the forefront in everyday conversations, headlines in the news and government agendas. However, when it comes to family law, more subtle forms of mental health are often overlooked despite them being the difference between an amicable separation and financial disaster. ... [read more]

Monday, December 10, 2018 @ 9:30 AM

British Columbia family lawyers ask law society to hold off on paralegal changes Karen Nordlinger, Aaron Gordon Daykin Nordlinger LLP

A number of family lawyers are urging the Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC) to listen to the profession after a motion was adopted at the society’s annual general meeting asking it to take a step back on its efforts to allow paralegals to have a limited scope of practice. ... [read more]

Monday, December 10, 2018 @ 9:16 AM

CHILD PROTECTION - Protective agencies and institutions - Supervision or guardianship

Appeal by the mother from an order placing her child in the permanent care of the Minister for the purpose of adoption. ... [read more]