Divorce and Family Law Blog

 

When Can a Judge Refuse a Divorce?

When must judges refuse to grant a divorce? In a previous article I explained that Canadian law requires that there has been a breakdown of the marriage before a divorce can be granted. I also explained the three ways to prove that a marriage has broken down. In this...

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Grounds for Getting a Divorce in British Columbia

What do you need to prove in order to get a divorce? In order to get a divorce in Canada, a spouse has to prove that there has been a breakdown of the marriage. You can prove this in three ways: Living separate and apart for at least one year when the divorce case was...

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Overview of Judicial Case Conferences

What is a Judicial Case Conference? One of the first steps in any Supreme Court of British Columbia family law case is to have a Judicial Case Conference (JCC).  A JCC is a private hearing with a judge or master and the public is excluded.  Only the judge or master,...

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Spousal Support: General Principles

Overview Section 14.2 of the Divorce Act and Division 4 of Part 7 of British Columbia's Family Law Act allow a court to order spousal support.  Spousal support in Canada is very discretionary.  The legislation describes four objectives of spousal support.  The...

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