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Your A to Z guide to family law practice and procedure
This publication is essential for: lawyers looking for instructions on family law practice and procedure.
Current to: April 1, 2017
Know the substantive law, but unsure about how to proceed on your family law file? BC Family Practice Manual is the place to start searching for the answers to your BC family law practice questions. Rather than focusing on substantive law, this long-standing publication is organized on a transactional basis and updated annually by esteemed family law practitioners and judiciary. It provides you with a comprehensive overview of family law practice through detailed discussion on steps to take, proper procedures, limitation periods, and forms to use in every practice scenario.
With this resource, you will be able to:
- smoothly navigate family law processes such as settlement, obtaining interim relief, trial and trial alternatives, obtaining costs, drafting and enforcing orders, and appeals
- save time drafting court documents by accessing over 200 family law forms and precedents
- effectively maintain your family law files by using file management checklists
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“BC Family Practice Manual is like Wikipedia for family law. I use it as a starting point whenever I encounter a situation that I don’t usually deal with. For example, I recently had a case involving foreign assets, and I went to BCFP first. I also use the precedents as reference material when I have a peculiar order that I usually wouldn’t draft in daily family law practice. ” – Family Law Associate
Highlights of the 2017 update
- discussion of significant British Columbia Court of Appeal and British Columbia Supreme Court decisions over the past year, including decisions regarding:
- methods for the enforcement of disclosure obligations
- the treatment of “excluded property”
- the test for “change of circumstances” on variation applications
- contractual interpretation of matrimonial agreements, the circumstances which will justify setting aside an agreement, and the meaning of “significant unfairness”
- remedies for the denial of parenting time
- parentage applications in surrogacy arrangements
- the broad interpretation of “family violence” under the Family Law Act
- when the court will act under s. 74 of the Family Law Act, and the meaning of “serious harm”
- when the obligation to pay spousal support will survive death of the payor
- treatment regarding new processes and statutory provisions, including:
- the procedure for divorces under the Civil Marriage Act
- the new Adoption Amendment Act, 2017
- obtaining and serving protection orders
- the new Canada Child Benefit
All features, including Commentary, Case and Statute Tables, Forms and Precedents, Practice Directions, and Limitation Periods.
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CLEBC Legal Editor