BC Family Practice Manual
Publications - Print + Online
This book is essential for: a learning resource for junior family lawyers and a reference for all other family practitioners.
Current to: February 1, 2011
Family law poses unique challenges. CLEBC's trusted practice-oriented manual for family lawyers in BC, now in its fourth edition, gives you solid advice on all aspects of family law, from running your practice and managing relationships with clients to entering orders and conducting appeals. This comprehensive, two-volume manual is essential for both new lawyers who need guidance each step of the way on conducting a family law file, and seasoned practitioners who need the latest information and a convenient reference for specific practice points.
Subscriptions include online access with search capability and links to the full text of case law and legislation, updates each spring, and forms and precedents on CD-ROM.
Highlights of the 2011 update
- new case law and legislation up to February 1, 2011, as well as references to the White Paper on Family Relations Act reform where appropriate
- new commentary on access, appellate review of decisions by masters, the application of the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines, custody and access order enforcement, division of property and pensions, discovery enforcement, discovery of social media, document production by non-parties, drafting orders on custody, guardianship, and access, enforcement or variation of agreements made at conferences, family assets, financial disclosure, FMEP orders, garnishment, guardianship of the estate of the child, interest on foreign maintenance orders, international child abduction, judicial case conferences, negotiation, notices to admit, obligations of collaborative family law practitioners, offers to settle, processing desk orders, provincial court parens patriae jurisdiction, settlement conferences, summary trials, superseding extraprovincial orders, and trust claims
- chapters, forms, and precedents revised to incorporate the most recent amendments to legislation and rules governing practice and procedure in Provincial Court, Supreme Court, and the Court of Appeal
- the forms most commonly used in family practice, in Word and WordPerfect formats, on the CD and in the downloadable version for the online practice manual
- new Practice Directions
- updated versions of the Statute Table, Case Table, Reference Table, and Index
CLEBC Legal Editor
David P. Owen