Practical Resources for Children with Divorcing Parents

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A divorce between parents can be especially difficult for the children in that family. Change is never easy for anyone, especially someone who may not completely understand why things are changing so quickly. During the divorce process, a child or teenager may have a lot of questions about the ways their life will change, and sometimes parents won’t always have … Read More

What is a Spousal Support Lawyer?

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Dealing with the effects of a separation or divorce is something no person should have to face alone. At a time where some major changes may occur in your life and the lives of your family members, it is important to ensure you have reliable representation. With help and guidance from a dedicated spousal support lawyer, you’ll be able to … Read More

Help Your Child Feel Comfortable with Shared Custody

It is important for all children to have a well-established routine in their lives. This helps them develop familiarity and confidence as they grow up. It also promotes a healthier lifestyle in terms of both physical and mental health, allowing them to grow into healthier and well-adjusted adults. Unfortunately, there are times where a disruption to your child’s familiar routine … Read More

How to Tell Your Child About Divorce and Custody

Divorce is a difficult thing for families to deal with. It can be especially troublesome for children to understand why circumstances must change. One of the most difficult conversations you may have in your life will be explaining the reasons for divorce to your family. To reduce some of the stress and negativity surrounding this conversation, we have prepared a … Read More

Should You Use a Trust Company as Your Estate Executor?

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Planning your estate can sometimes involve a lot of serious thought when it comes to naming an executor. It is important to be aware of the level of responsibility you are putting on someone by naming them your executor. In some cases, people feel comfortable leaving their spouse, one of their adult children, or even a close friend and confidant … Read More

British Columbia Civil Sexual Assault Lawsuits and Limitation Periods

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With the amount of quality legal articles available on the Internet these days there is a surprising lack of information concerning civil sexual assault lawsuits in British Columbia. Perhaps it’s because this topic can be considered taboo, or perhaps it’s because there are relatively few lawyers who are experienced in prosecuting these types of claims. Whatever the reason, I thought … Read More

Self-representation: Stressful, expensive and time-consuming

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Self-representation is becoming more common in courts across Canada. While precise figures are not always easy to come by, the problem of self-represented litigants is a serious issue, especially in civil and family courts. In some Canadian courts, the number of self-represented litigants now exceeds 80 percent. Although it can be tempting to deal with one’s divorce alone, a number of studies … Read More

Family law: Intervention in child abuse is possible

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On behalf of Ganapathi Law Group posted in Family Law on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Child abuse in British Columbia is more prevalent than what people may think; in fact, the frequency of it happening is quite alarming. While the public is becoming more aware of the telltale signs and the procedures to report suspicious or confirmed cases to authorities under criminal laws, the … Read More

Kids under threat may need protection beyond basic family law

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On behalf of Ganapathi Law Group posted in Family Law on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. In recent years, divorces that seek to avoid confrontation have become increasingly popular in British Columbia. For many people, they offer an excellent way to end a marriage without tying up time and resources in a court battle. For some men and women, however, there may be too much … Read More

Ignoring a family law order can lead to stiff penalties

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On behalf of Ganapathi Law Group posted in Family Law on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Any free citizen of British Columbia has the right to move away to the province of his or her choice. Doing so, however, does not mean an existing family law order issued in BC no longer applies. A man living in eastern Canada perhaps thought that was case, though he has learned … Read More