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Family Law Sourcebook for British Columbia--ONLINE ACCESS

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The efficient way to find key principles and cases in BC family law

This publication is essential for: all family law lawyers looking for a substantive research starting point.

Current to: December 1, 2017

Stuck on a matter of substantive law on your family law file? Family Law Sourcebook for BC is your trusted resource for legal principles and leading case law in BC family law. Organized by issue, each chapter covers a substantive topic and summarizes the relevant fundamental concepts, legislative sections, and key cases along with further reading. Updated annually, this publication is peer-reviewed by leading family law bar members and judiciary, and provides you with an excellent overview of the current state of family law in BC.

With this resource, you will be able to:

  • easily begin researching issues such as care of children, child support, property, pension division, spousal support, and adoption

  • shorten the process of finding leading cases so you can spend more time looking for specific decisions suited to your facts

  • keep up to date on new substantive developments in family law

Subscribe and complete your research more quickly today!

Highlights of the 2017 update:

 Discussion of:

  • the indicia of a “marriage-like” relationship (CH 1, 6, and 13)

  • the meaning and scope of “family violence”, with review of recent jurisprudence (CH 2)

  • case law regarding tests to apply and evidence to adduce on relocation applications (CH 2)

  • new case law considering income assessment for support purposes, including high income individuals, historical income patterns, income imputation, and self-sufficiency (CH 3)

  • revised summary and review of developing law on excluded property, and effect of excluded property transfers to the spouse during the relationship (CH 4)

  • the presumptive property valuation date of the trial date under Family Law Act (FLA) s.87 and circumstances that displace the presumption (CH 4)

  • developments in interpreting “significant unfairness” in the context of FLA s.95 (CH 4)

  • when a court will order interim asset disposition or sale of property (CH 8)

  • jurisprudence regarding consequences for non-disclosure of property, documents, or income, and appropriate steps to pursue compliance (CH 2, 8, and 9)

  • experts: the court’s gatekeeper role and use of financial experts to account for tax liabilities (CH 10)

  • the effect of death on spousal support claims (CH 13)

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