A separation can have a profound effect on the family.  When parents separate, they will either, through agreement or through the courts, decide on when and how they will spend time with their children.  But Grandparents with a close relationship with their grandchildren are often left out of such agreements or orders.

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Under British Columbia’s Family Law Act, the rule of thumb is that all ‘family property’ will be divided equally between spouses when they separate.  There are obvious exceptions to this rule, which will be covered in a future blog, but that does beg the question was is ‘family property? The easiest way to answer that is to discuss what IS NOT included as family property for the purposes of property division.

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Special and Extraordinary Expenses: When Child Support Isn’t Enough

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