Stay up to date on developments in family law in British Columbia
This publication is essential for: all family lawyers.
Current to: December 1, 2016
The Family Law Sourcebook for British Columbia is British Columbia's trusted source of important legal principles and leading case law in family law. A project of the Vancouver Family Law Section of the BC Branch, Canadian Bar Association, this long-standing resource is written and peer-reviewed by members of the judiciary and leading members of the family law bar.
With this resource, you will save time:
- finding concise statements of key family law principles
- discovering leading cases on issues in family law
- keeping current on new developments in family law through annual updates
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The 2016 Update to the Family Law Sourcebook for British Columbia provides a discussion of the many significant developments in the area of family law during 2016, including:
- the factors for determining uncertainty in the context of declaring parentage;
- the meaning of “regularly care for the child” in the context of guardianship;
- the factors to be considered when a court is determining if parenting time should be terminated or supervised;
- the role of agreements (oral and written) in determining a “material change in circumstances” supporting a change in childcare arrangements;
- the distinction between parental alienation and estrangement;
- the impact of a “voluntary reduction in income” on the reasonable needs of children when calculating child support;
- further clarification on the presumption of advancement;
- further developments in interpreting entitlement to and division of beneficial interests in property, and clarification about what meets the threshold of “significantly unfair” regarding division of family property and debt;
- the preservation of equitable rights;
- the standard of proof necessary on a contempt application;
- the enforceability of oral agreements respecting the division of property and debt; and
- the role of both conduct and hardship in cost awards.
All features of this publication, including the legislation; case, statute, and reference tables; and subject index, have been updated to December 1, 2016.
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CLEBC Legal Editor