Your A to Z guide to family law practice and procedure
This publication is essential for: lawyers who need to understand family law practice and procedure
Current to: February 1, 2022
There are many decisions to make about how to proceed in a family law file—which Act applies, should you mediate or start an action, and which court should you proceed in? Let the British Columbia Family Practice Manual be your guide to the choices to make, the steps to follow in a process, the time limits that govern, and the forms you need to complete. With analysis of case law on procedural issues as well as specialized chapters on Indigenous family law issues, adoption, and child protection, this manual provides you with the direction you need to confidently advise and manage your family law clients' issues.
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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Highlights of the 2022 Update include:
- discussion of significant decisions over the past year, including Colucci v. Colucci, 2021 SCC 24
- updates regarding new and amended statutory provisions, processes, forms, and precedents relevant to family practice
- revised discussion and recent case law on summary trials in family law cases
- commentary on Supreme Court Family Rule Form F102, Statement of Information for Corollary Relief Proceeding
- new costs decisions, new discussion on assessing expenses pursuant to Rule 16-2, and addition of Form F71.1 List of Expenses to the Forms and Precedents section
- updated discussion on the Canada child benefit and tax credits incidental to parenting
- new commentary on standard of review for arbitral awards and parenting coordinator determinations
- commentary on the federal United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act, amendments to the Child, Family and Community Service Act related to An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families, and updated case law on Indigenous family law issues
- new discussion on court enforcement of Divorce Act orders
- updated instructions on e-filing at the Court of Appeal
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CLEBC Legal Editor