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Family Law Sourcebook for British Columbia

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Stay up to date on developments in family law in British Columbia

This publication is essential for: all family lawyers.

Current to: December 1, 2016

The Family Law Sourcebook for British Columbia is British Columbia's trusted source of important legal principles and leading case law in family law. A project of the Vancouver Family Law Section of the BC Branch, Canadian Bar Association, this long-standing resource is written and peer-reviewed by members of the judiciary and leading members of the family law bar.

With this resource, you will save time:

  • finding concise statements of key family law principles
  • discovering leading cases on issues in family law
  • keeping current on new developments in family law through annual updates

Online access conveniently places this resource at your fingertips and is fully searchable with links to full-text cases and legislation. 

The 2016 Update to the Family Law Sourcebook for British Columbia provides a discussion of the many significant developments in the area of family law during 2016, including:

  • the factors for determining uncertainty in the context of declaring parentage;
  • the meaning of “regularly care for the child” in the context of guardianship;
  • the factors to be considered when a court is determining if parenting time should be terminated or supervised;
  • the role of agreements (oral and written) in determining a “material change in circumstances” supporting a change in childcare arrangements;
  • the distinction between parental alienation and estrangement;
  • the impact of a “voluntary reduction in income” on the reasonable needs of children when calculating child support;
  • further clarification on the presumption of advancement;
  • further developments in interpreting entitlement to and division of beneficial interests in property, and clarification about what meets the threshold of “significantly unfair” regarding division of family property and debt;
  • the preservation of equitable rights;
  • the standard of proof necessary on a contempt application;
  • the enforceability of oral agreements respecting the division of property and debt; and
  • the role of both conduct and hardship in cost awards.

All features of this publication, including the legislation; case, statute, and reference tables; and subject index, have been updated to December 1, 2016.

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CLEBC Legal Editor
Morag MacLean



Book Author Kimberley Santerre
Book Author Clare Sparks
Book Author Lindsey A. Cruickshank
Editorial Board The Honourable Madam Justice Elaine J. Adair
Book Author Fiona M. Beveridge
Editorial Board Morag M.J. MacLeod, QC
Editorial Board Scott L. Booth
Book Author Colin Galinski
Book Author Briana Hardwick
Book Author Anna Laing
Book Author Delia J. Ramsbotham
Editorial Board Jeffrey A. Rose, QC
Editorial Board The Honourable Madam Justice Daphne Smith

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