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Marriage or Cohabitation Agreements in B.C.? article by Jessica England & Anna Perry, Vancouver family lawyers
- Family Assets a definition
- Family Lawyers: cohabitation / marriage contracts, separation, mediation, divorce, spousal assault
How to Prepare Affidavits for Family Law Case in BC
. article by Jill Chapin, BA LLB
- Family Wills Estates & Probate
While wills often involve family & relatives of the deceased, this is a particular area of law that "family lawyers" may not have experience in: e.g. re wills disputes, estate management, probate.
· Vancouver, BC wills lawyers
F.Wong, M.Chan, D.Rand BCprobate.com
· Victoria, BC wills, estates & trusts lawyers
J.Hutchison, HOM-law.com; C.Salomon, P.Bion, S.Sieber, M.Mark, L.Eames, C.Hoy; P.Scambler, QC
- Family Business Development
Vancouver business-commercial lawyers
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40 years experience in all facets of business law, shareholder disputes, commercial leases, incorporations - Metrotown Burnaby BC
Employment Law: for employers - coming soon from Rose Keith, BA JD, Vancouver lawyer RoseKeith.bc.ca a useful resource for family businesses undergoing growth / change and how to prevent/deal with wrongful dismissal situations.
A Definition of Family Asset:
[Note: the following definition may no longer be "up-to-date" - however serves as a good initial reference - check with your family lawyer for the latest working legal definitions in your province as family laws related to assets vary from province to province across Canada]
"A matrimonial home and property owned by one spouse or both spouses and ordinarily used or enjoyed by both spouses or one or more of their children while the spouses are residing together for shelter or transportation or for household, educational, recreational, social or aesthetic purposes, and include,
(i) money in an account with a chartered bank, ... credit union or trust company where the account is ordinarily used for shelter or transportation or for household educational, recreational, social or aesthetic purposes,
(ii) where property owned by a corporation, partnership or trustee would, if it were owned by a spouse, be a family asset, shares in the corporation or an interest in the partnership or trust owned by the spouse having a market value equal to the value of the benefit the spouse has in respect of the property,
(iii) property over which a spouse has either alone or in conjunction with the another person, a power of appointment exercisable in the favour of himself or herself, if the property would be a family asset if it were owned by the spouse and
(iv) property disposed of by a spouse but over which the spouse has, either alone or in conjunction with another person, a power to revoke the disposition or a power to consume, invoke or dispose of the property, if the property would be a family asset if it were owned by the spouse, but does not include property that the spouses have agreed by a domestic contract is not to be included in the family assets."
(definition quoted fr. p.189-190 -- Pocket Dictionary of Canadian law / Daphne A. Dukelow -- 4th ed. ISBN 0-459-24407-8. publisher: Thomson Carswell Carswell.com)
ANNA PERRY, LL.B
Barrister & Solicitor
Westside Family Law
Many years of law experience are provided by Westside Family Law at Vancouvers
prominent, well-established BC family and divorce firm in the west sides urban South
Granville among the avenue of art galleries and luxury shops.
Anna Perry, senior partner at Westside has the confidence of BCs elite
entrepreneurs, academics, artisans, professionals and executives for trusted advice
about family property and asset preservation, in beginning or ending of a common
law or marriage relationship by written agreement or litigation. Anna Perry provides
discretion and expertise in family law matters involving high income, significantly high
value assets and multiple corporate and trust holdings.
Westsides legal services include:
- divorce, legal separation
- spousal support
- child custody and child support
- property division settlements
- marriage, separation and new co-habitation agreements
- protection of family assets
- family law mediations
wills disputes re estates and wills variation litigation and settlements
Westside takes the proper steps necessary to protect and preserve your legal rights and options.
Contact Westside at:
#420 - 1367 West Broadway,
Vancouver, B.C. V6H 4A7
located near to Hemlock Street just east of Granville
Phone 1-604-734-7911 for
trusted legal advice
Web site: perrylawbc.com
MARLA B. GILSIG,
Barrister & Solicitor
Family and Divorce Lawyer
Collaborative Divorce Lawyer
Family Law Mediator
For couples wanting a family law agreements:
Variation of existing family law agreements
For couples seeking separation or divorce:
Collaborative divorce and draft separation agreement and obtain divorce order
Family law mediation and draft separation agreement
Family law and divorce litigation, negotiation, and separation agreement and divorce order
Variation of existing separation agreements
For couples seeking mediation
Gilsig Divorce and Family Law Mediation helps you cut the legal, financial and emotional costs of separation and divorce.
For parents seeking information on "How To Successfully Parent After Separation and Divorce" go to my web site at:
#550 - 943 West Broadway,
EDWARD E. BOWES, LL.B. LL.M.
Barrister & Solicitor
Preferred Areas of Practice: Family-Matrimonial Law & Personal Injury Law
When facing the legal issues of family breakdown or personal injury you
need someone with life experience as well as legal experience.
I have been practicing law in these areas for 33+ years and I perform all services
personally without shifting your file to a junior.
Pre-Nuptial Agreements - some comments:
There are many good reasons for obtaining a pre-nuptial agreement. This is especially so if you are a parent and you have significant assets you may want to share with your children after they are married. Many parents want to ensure their assets remain "in the family" even in the event of a subsequent divorce.
Without a properly drawn pre-nuptial agreement, any assets transferred to a son or daughter risk becoming "family assets" which will be subject to division upon separation or divorce. Given the rate of marriage failures today, this is something every parent will want to consider.
If you are considering marriage and you or your fiancée have significant assets (and/or children from a previous relationship) then a pre-nuptial agreement may be crucial for preserving a separation of those assets and/or the financial security of your children from any previous relationship
Edward E. Bowes Personal Law Corp.
Suite 302 -- 543 Granville St.
Vancouver, B.C. V6C 1X8
Canada Immigration & Family Reunification
"Who is your family? A spouse or common-law partner you met online? An orphan you adopted overseas? The parents that supported you for years? Family reunification is a key goal of Canadas immigration policy. Under current immigration laws, you can sponsor your spouse, common-law or conjugal partner, and dependent children to become permanent residents. Programs for sponsoring your parents or grandparents are currently frozen.
Family is important to Lowe & Company and so we understand your concerns. We can help you bring your family home." [2012.10]
go to www.canadavisalaw.com/blog/family-visas for more information.
LOWE and COMPANY
#900 - 777 West Broadway,
Victoria, BC Family Lawyers
Map to Lisa Eames, downtown Victoria, BC, office
Upon a family breakdown, Hutchison Oss-Cech Marlatt will advise you as to your rights and ensure that you are protected.
Our firm deals with all aspects of a family breakdown, including:
- child custody, access,
- property division and
Our firm not only deals with the litigation of family disputes but also has extensive experience in:
the drafting of family law agreements,
drafting prenuptial agreements,
- drafting co-habitation agreements and
- drafting separation agreements.
If you require assistance with your family matter consider our services -- however due to demand, we do not provide free consultations.
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