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  • High Value Asset Property Division

    Our lawyers have extensive experience working with clients that own assets of significant value, including various business assets. We can assist in achieving a fair, satisfying and expeditious property division during divorce and separation. While the law regarding division of property is the same, no matter the size and value of your family assets, property […]
  • Pension / RRSP Division

    During divorce and separation, the portion of a couple’s pensions and registered retirement savings plans (R.R.S.P.) acquired during the marriage are considered family assets and are subject to division. This is a complex area of divorce and separation, requiring experienced legal representation. The lawyers of are respected leaders in the area of family law in […]
  • Equal or Unequal Division of Property

    While there is a strong presumption that marital assets should be divided equally between the two parties, either the couple or the court can decide to divide assets differently. There must be a good reason for varying from that initial position, and the ultimate division must be fair to both parties. Some common reasons to […]
  • Common Law Rights

    There are some distinctions and some similarities between the rights of a common law spouse and a marital spouse. With certain exceptions, being section 120.1 of the current Family Relations Act, the remedies available to a common law spouse are based on the law of trust and based on a multiplicity of factors. Section 120.1 […]
  • Same Sex Marriage Property Division

    Same-sex marriage became legal in British Columbia in July 2003, granting gay couples the same marriage rights afforded to heterosexual couples. However, for two years, the Divorce Act continued to define marriage as being between a man and a woman. Then, in 2005, a landmark Supreme Court case granted British Columbia’s first same-sex divorce. Today, […]
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