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

BC family law puts the best interests of the children first

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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

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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 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, the … Read More

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

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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

Under family law, a non-biological father may have to pay support

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On behalf of Ganapathi Law Group posted in Family Law on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. What defines a man as a father? Is it the biological contribution to the creation of a child? Or is it the time spent raising and nurturing that child? According to family law in British Columbia, it could be either. A recent ruling on a child support case answered … Read More

Family law protection orders: What a person should know

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On behalf of Ganapathi Law Group posted in Family Law on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. No one should have to fear for the safety of themselves, their children or their family. Unfortunately, sometimes a person enters into a man or woman’s life that threatens the welfare of some or all of his or her family. In British Columbia, any person who feels threatened in this … Read More