PRACTICE POINTS


Family Law

Drafting Agreements (Do I Have to Have a Lawyer?)
Current to: February 2016

Provincial Court Case Conferences
Current to: September 2015

Assessing and Completing a Financial Statement
Current to: April 2015

The Incapable Spouse
Current to: October 2014

Useful Questions to Help Assess Process Options
Current to: April 2014

Judicial Case Conferences
Current to: February 2014

Information, Statistics and Tips from the Lawyers Insurance Fund
Current to: February 2014

The Family Law Act and Family Violence: Independent and Impartial Parenting Assessments
Current to: December 2013

An Overview of the Intersect between the Family Law Act, Criminal Code and the Ministry of Children and Family Development
Current to: October 2013

Marriage and Cohabitation Agreements: Drafting and Setting Aside Agreements under the FLA
Current to: January 2013

Commentary on Aspects of the Property Division Regime of the Family Law Act
Current to: September 2012

Child and Spousal Support Under the New Family Law Act
Current to: September 2012

Musings on High Conflict Custody Cases (HCCs)
Current to: May 2012

Ethical Issues for Legal Support Staff in Family Law
Current to: March 2012

Remarks on Correspondence, Collegiality, and Courtesy
Current to: March 2012

Negotiating Domestic Violence: An Exploratory Study
Current to: May 2011

The Law and a Child’s Right to be Heard & Have Their Views Considered
Current to: November 2011

Interviewing Children: A Methodology for Views of the Child Reports
Current to: November 2011

Disclosing Information in Woman Abuse Cases: Guiding Principles for Community-Based Anti-Violence Programs Working With High Risk Case Management Teams
Current to: May 2011

Proposed New Family Law Act: Highlights of the White Paper
Current to: July 2011

Evidentiary Issues in Domestic Violence Trials
Current to: July 2011

Navigating the Presentation Hearing
Current to: May 2011

Family Law and the Blended Family: A Brief Introduction
Current to: March 2011

Taking Action: The Pros and Cons of Litigation
Current to: March 2011

Examination for Discovery in Family Law Cases
Current to: January 2011

Transition to the New Family Rules
Current to: November 2010

Family Chambers Comparison Chart
Current to: August 2010

Provincial Court Jurisdiction: a Potpourri of Parens Patriae, Paramount and Concurrent Jurisdiction—and a Rant
Current to: May 2010

Professional Liability and Professional Responsibility In and Out of the Courtroom
Current to: May 2010

Risk Management Tips for Family Law Lawyers
Current to: March 2010

Child Protection Mediation: A Mediator’s Perspective
Current to: March 2010

Preparing Your Direct Examination
Current to: February 2010

The Child Specialist in Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice
Current to: January 2010

Hear the Child—the Legal Framework: Why Children in Canada Have the Legal Right to be Heard
Current to: November 2009

“Challenging the Deal”—Applying the Common Law Defences to Family Law Agreements
Current to: October 2009

Green Building Initiatives
Current to: October 2009

BCSC decides mobility case (case digest)
Current to: August 2009

BC Court of Appeal awards substantial lump sum spousal support in wills variation decision (case digest)
Current to: August 2009

Conducting an Effective Family Law Trial—Techniques and Tools for Efficient Trial Preparation
Current to: July 2009

“Parenting Coordinators” and High Conflict Co-parenting
Current to: July 2009

BCSC rules abductor must pay costs under Hague Convention
Current to: May 2009

Elder Law 2009—A Potpourri of Family Law Issues
Current to: May 2009

Rule 37B: A Clean Slate?
Current to: April 2009

Client Care and Relations: Dealing with Challenging Clients—An Advocate’s Perspective
Current to: April 2009

Five Hot Privacy Topics
Current to: March 2009

Chambers Practice: One Master’s Views
Current to: February 2009

Unjust Enrichment Claims: Practical Considerations
Current to: February 2009

Judicial Review Fundamentals: How-to Tips, With a Focus on Federal Court
Current to: February 2009

Avoiding Drafting Errors in Family Law Practice
Current to: November 2008

Drafting Trusts That Work
Current to: November 2008

Costs in Family Chambers
Current to: November 2008

Final version of Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines summarized
Current to: September 2008

The Consequences of Failure: Rule 37 and the Rise and Fall of the Formal Offer to Settle
Current to: September 2008

BC Supreme Court rules trust cheques do not constitute a lawyer’s undertaking ( Case Digest)
Current to: August 2008

Joint Tenancy
Current to: August 2008

Causation in Tort Since Resurfice: Overview
Current to: July 2008

Ongoing Liabilities
Current to: July 2008

The Paperless Office (Fact or Fiction)
Current to: June 2008

Court of Appeal considers support obligations of natural father and stepfather (case digest)
Current to: May 2008

Land Title Act does not require registration of bare trust interest (case digest)
Current to: May 2008

Retroactive Child Support: The Hiemstra Approach: Know Your Income—Know Your Obligation
Current to: April 2008

Practical Considerations Re: Custody, Access, and Guardianship
Current to: March 2008

Court of Appeal affirms Wills Variation Act decision (case digest)
Current to: March 2008

Pre-nuptial agreement varied (case digest)
Current to: February 2008

Joint Tenancy Update
Current to: November 2007

Ties that bind? Support and the payor's estate
Current to: March 2007

Preparing for and attending a judicial case conference
Current to: March 2007

The Judicial Case Conference and its Impact on Family Law
Current to: February 2007

The Child Specialist in Collaborative Separation and Divorce
Current to: January 2007

Family law update from the Annual Review of Law & Practice—2007
Current to: January 2007

Family Law Package
Current to: November 2006

Use of Documents at Examinations of Discovery in Family Law Proceedings
Current to: October 2006

The Impact of Gifts and Inheritances on the Division of Assets on Marriage Breakdown
Current to: September 2006

Estate planning tools for blended families: Trusts and other agreements
Current to: May 2006