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Family law: When 1 parent disagrees with child counselling

Children are often caught in the middle of their parents' divorces. Family law in British Columbia always puts the best interests of children first. And sometimes that might mean that children of divorce may need counselling to process the changes that are taking place in their lives. But what happens when one parent doesn't agree to those counselling sessions?

Do You Need to Be Mentally Competent to Get Married?

Nowadays, the prevalence of dementia and diseases such as Alzheimer's is high, and this can make people vulnerable to predatory marriages. Everyone should have the right to find happiness in marriage, but it's important to consider that marriage affects not only happiness, but also a person's children, property, finances, and wills.

Remarriage, kids can affect wills and estates in British Columbia

Divorces happen and so do remarriages. Some British Columbia residents could have children from two different relationships and might have questions regarding their wills and estates. Most testators want to include all their children in their estate plans. If the person already has an existing will, he or she might have to write a new one since when a remarriage occurs any will may be outdated. 

Prenuptial agreements: are they still useful if you never separate?

When your fiancé proposes, it's supposed to be a magical moment when you plan to live the rest of your life with a person you trust. When your new fiancé proposes a prenuptial agreement, it seems anything but magical. If you never break up, why would you possibly need to make a plan for dividing up your financial assets?

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