Child Custody Rights in BC

Child Custody or guardianship matters arise when the Court decides who the minor child lives with and which parent or guardian has the rights and responsibilities for making important decisions about the child’s life. When the parents or a parent is living with the child before separation, they’re automatically considered a guardian and have custody,…

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How to Avoid Probate Fees

Benjamin Franklin once said “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” However, if he knew that Probate Fees must be paid in order to obtain a Grant of Probate or Administration, he might have added “Probate Fees” to his words. Was he wrong in not including Probate Fees…

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What is Probate?

Have you ever heard phrases like “Probate an estate,” “Probate a Will,” “applying for Probate,” or “Grant of Probate”? Have you ever wondered what these phrases mean, whether they are referring to the same thing or whether they are referring to different things? If the answer is yes, you have come to the right place.

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If I paid the down payment on the house from money I had before the relationship started, do we have to split the family house equally in the case of separation or divorce?

People often wonder in the case of separation what happens to the family home if one spouse contributed money they had before the relationship to the purchase of the family home. They wonder if their down payment on the family home will be divided when they separate or divorce or if it will be excluded…

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