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  • Adoption

    Adoption A significant change in a family such as divorce, remarriage or same sex-marriage sometimes results in a child being adopted. At Courtyard Law & Quay Law Centre, we assist clients in a variety of family situations with adoption, including agency adoptions. It is important to consult a knowledgeable lawyer as early as possible if […]
  • Third Party Rights

    For many children, their grandparents play a significant role in their lives. When a divorce, separation or another family event occurs, the relationship between a child and grandparent can be affected. While a grandparent or other relative’s rights are not the same as a parent’s rights in matters of child access and custody, in rare […]
  • Paternity Claims

    Legal issues relating to paternity, including child support and child custody can be difficult and emotionally trying. Whether you require legal assistance in proving paternity or establishing child custody and visitation, our lawyers can assist you. Paternity issues typically follow this path in British Columbia: Presumption of fatherhood: First, the court will consider whether there […]
  • Order of No Contact

    Making the decision to pursue an order of no contact, commonly referred to as a restraining order, can be difficult. Often these cases are highly conflicted and may involve allegations of domestic violence. Orders of no contact are available to you and your children to protect you from physical and emotional harm. If you believe […]
  • Mobility Issues

    If you or your child’s other parent wish to relocate with the children and the move would affect the current child custody and access arrangement, speak with a knowledgeable family lawyer. Disputes between separated or divorced parents over relocating children often go to court, as the Family Relations Act offers no steadfast guidelines regarding this […]
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