The efficient way to find key principles and cases in BC family law
This publication is essential for: all lawyers who need to understand and keep current on family law in BC
Current to: November 1, 2020
Need to know the current state of the law on an issue in your family law file? Turn to the Family Law Sourcebook for British Columbia first to get a complete understanding of the legal principles and leading case law on all of the issues you face in BC family law. For over 25 years, this is the trusted resource that the BC bench and bar keep at their finger tips.
With this resource, you will be able to:
- easily find the current law on issues such as care of children, child support, property division, pension division, spousal support, adoption, and child protection
- quickly go to the leading cases so you can spend more time looking for specific decisions suited to your facts
- understand the relationship between specific issues in the BC family law context
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Highlights of the 2020 Update include:
- discussion of pending amendments to the Divorce Act, including changes regarding parenting and contact orders, best interests of the child, relocation, variation of orders, and jurisdiction
- new case law regarding nullity of marriage
- updated discussions on bonding and strength of relationship with a child, counselling, and parental alienation/disrupted parent-child relationships, and new case law considering the views of the child in determining the best interests of the child and on parenting orders during the COVID-19 pandemic
- updated discussion on jurisdiction to order child support and interim child support orders, and new case law on "child of the marriage" and retroactive orders, including Michel v. Graydon, 2020 SCC 24, as well as on determination of income for child and spousal support purposes, including underemployment and imputation of income
- new case law on the division of property, including decisions on the disposition of corporate assets via a butterfly transaction, consideration of sweat equity, and consequences of dissipation of assets
- updated discussion and case law on survivor benefits under a pension
- new case law and analysis on the effects of re-partnering on spousal support
- commentary on Nicholl v. Nicholl, 2020 BCCA 173 and its analysis of both the Miglin test and the concept of "double dipping"
- new case law and analysis on setting aside child and spousal support provisions in a separation agreement and on enforceability of agreements
- updated discussion and case law on injunctive relief, including with respect to conduct of the parties, interim distribution of property, and protection and conduct orders
- new case law on financial disclosure, evidence, arbitration, severance, offers to settle, and costs in the context of family law proceedings
- analysis of the introduction of An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis Children, Youth and Families and amendments to the Child, Family and Community Service Act
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CLEBC Legal Editor