BC Family Practice Manual

Product Type: Publications - Print + Online
ISBN: 1-55258-470-4
Pages: 2396
Price: $315.00

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Essential tips, tools, and techniques for family law practice in British Columbia!

This publication is essential for: a learning resource for junior family lawyers and a reference for all other family practitioners.

Current to: April 1, 2014 

The British Columbia Family Practice Manual is the practice-oriented guide for British Columbia legal professionals working in family law. This long-standing, comprehensive resource is written and reviewed by leading members of the family law bar and esteemed members of the judiciary, and is updated each spring.

With this resource, you will have quick access to:

  • step-by-step, practical guidance on topics ranging from effectively running your practice and managing relationships with clients to screening for family violence, entering orders, and conducting appeals
  • the forms and precedents you need, available as downloads or on a CD
  • checklists on the procedures to follow in a family law file

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

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Highlights of the 2014 update

  • includes discussion of all significant British Columbia Court of Appeal and British Columbia Supreme Court decisions over the past year, including decisions providing
    • exclusive occupancy can be ordered despite a finding that there was no violence
    • the court may order the interim release of property to afford the parties more equal ability to litigate
    • how to draft conduct orders
    • when financial documents used in a mediation may be ordered to be produced for discoveries
    • when the courts will draw an adverse inference when assets have not been disclosed
    • when a court will make its own order for a s. 211 report, and will appoint a financial expert as a joint expert
    • when the economic benefits from a new relationship are relevant to calculating the financial resources available to a party, and when the courts have a duty to consider benefits as a member of a First Nation when determining income from spousal support
    • when summary trial is a suitable procedure for a discrete issue
    • when costs on an interim matter will be payable forthwith to allow a party to participate fully in litigation
    • whether custody under the Divorce Act and guardianship under the Family Law Act are operationally inconsistent
    • what role grandparents can fulfil when determining the best interests of a child with Aboriginal heritage
  • includes two new precedents
    • language to be used when applying for orders in the Provincial Court in an easy to use chart format
    • sample order for directions for appeal from an order of the Provincial Court under the Child, Family and Community Service Act

All features, including Commentary, Case and Statute Tables, Forms and Precedents, Practice Directions, and Limitation Periods are current to April 1, 2014.

CLEBC Legal Editor
Morag MacLean

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