Author: Joseph Cuenca, Partner

Agreements under the Family Law Act

The Family Law Act, in effect since March, 2013, recognizes agreements made between spouses dealing with family law issues, including division of property and debts. While many oral contracts can be binding, agreements addressing family law issues should be written. A written agreement may serve as evidence of its terms, while helping to prove that


What’s Yours May Not Be Mine…

Family property and excluded property under the new Family Law Act (“FLA”) Are you affected by the new rules of property division? “Spouse” now includes someone who is or was living in a “marriage-like relationship” with someone else for at least two years, and in a married relationship. Married or unmarried, if you have had


Property Rights under British Columbia’s Family Law Act.

What you need to know about Property Rights under British Columbia’s Family Law Act. In our primer on the Family Law Act, we outlined some of the major changes that arise under the new Family Law Act, which became law on March 18, 2013. This article focuses on property rights, which are significantly altered under


New Family Law Act: A Primer.

What you need to know about drastic changes to British Columbia’s Family Law: A Family Law Act Primer We have operated under the Family Relations Act since 1979.  As you may know, that statute has been totally rewritten as the Family Law Act which became law on March 18, 2013. Virtually every aspect of the