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

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


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


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


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


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

BC family law puts the best interests of the children first


On behalf of Ganapathi Law Group posted in Family Law on Monday, April 24, 2017. When parents divorce, they typically do not have the option to simply walk away from each other and be done with it. A child is a bond that never breaks, and an obligation that should not end. So important is maintaining the welfare of a child after a divorce … Read More

Honesty is the best policy when pursuing a family law matter


On behalf of Ganapathi Law Group posted in Family Law on Friday, April 14, 2017. When two former partners head to court in British Columbia to settle a family dispute, naturally, each of them wants to come out with their desired result. Unfortunately, some people will go to almost any length to make that happen, including being dishonest. When it comes to family law, however, … Read More

According to family law, a non-biological parent may owe support


On behalf of Ganapathi Law Group posted in Family Law on Monday, March 27, 2017. There are many ways a man can be a dad to a child, and being the biological father is just one. Family law does not rely entirely on paternity when child support is being considered, which may come as a surprise to some. Though this may seem an unlikely … Read More