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October 2017 Archives

Grey divorce requires unique family law considerations

Terms like "grey divorce" and "silver separations" have been making headlines recently. This is due to an increase in break-ups between older couples, especially those who have been together for 20-plus years. Experts are weighing in on the reasons for this increase, as well as the family law considerations for British Columbia couples divorcing later in life.

Consider retirement when going through divorce, property division

To sustain their lifestyle after retirement, many high net worth couples invest large amounts of money throughout their lives. But what happens to British Columbia couples who divorce prior to or during retirement? The property division process can take a major toll on retirement plans. This is an important subject as more Canadians face retirement as singles than ever before.

Family law says child support may be owed after age 18

Child support is a topic that comes up in many divorces across the country. Many British Columbia parents who pay child support may think that their payments will end once children turn 18. However, federal and provincial family law may require some parents to continue their support after the child is a legal adult, especially if post-secondary education is involved.

Early conversations about property division can protect assets

Many people only consider protecting their assets from a partner when marriage comes up. However, as an increasing number of Canadians opt for common-law relationships, steps like moving in with a partner should be given the same careful consideration. In British Columbia, those who have earned or inherited assets should know about the laws governing property division and take steps to protect themselves in the case of a break-up.

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