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December 2018 Archives

Parental Relocation of Children: A Study Of What Courts Decide

In 2017, Canada’s Department of Justice issued a report examining parental relocation cases decided between 2001 and 2011. The study reveals some interesting trends about how and when courts permit parents to relocate with their children. Interestingly, the study showed courts sometimes say one thing and do another, especially in the cases of unilateral parental relocation with their children.

Family law rules stipulate how lottery winnings should be split

It has been said that winning big money can change people. When one person in a couple wins a lottery or the couple themselves win and then separate or divorce later, family law rules in British Columbia will look at the individual situations. There are five cases, in particular, where the court decided lottery proceeds should be split equally.

Is Remaining In My Unhappy Marriage The Only Way To Stay In Canada?

In our increasingly globalized world, it is common for family lawyers to see marriages between two people from different countries. Once together, you understandably want to live and work in the same place, but acquiring permanent residency in Canada can be a lengthy and paperwork-ridden task. Spousal sponsorship for permanent residency, therefore, is a good avenue to take as it allows a non-Canadian spouse to remain and work in Canada. This is a great option while you're married, but what happens to your sponsorship status if you just can't work things out?

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