Author: Leneigh Bosdet

Leneigh is a partner at Pushor Mitchell and a member of our Family Law Group. Leneigh grew up in the South Okanagan and completed her undergraduate and law degrees at…

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Ever since the Family Law Act came into force in British Columbia, the definition and determination of which relationships are considered to be “marriage-like” as set out in the act has become a high stakes endeavor.
A recent interesting court decision came out last week from the B.C. Supreme Court.
The amendments to the federal Divorce Act came into force March 1, which marked long overdue changes to a piece of legislation that has not been significantly amended in more than 30 years.
One of the issues that can frequently come up, particularly when couples separate later on in life and when they have higher net worth assets is the question of “double dipping”.
The Canada Child Benefit is a tax-free monthly benefit provided to Canadian low and middle-income families which the Government of Canada introduced in 2016.
Recently, the BC Supreme Court came out with a case that deals with the question of the impact of retirement on spousal support and clarifying what is considered early retirement.
A Judicial Case Conference is usually the first step in a family law case after you have filed your claim.
Bill C-78 was recently introduced into the house of commons proposing some revisions to the federal Divorce Act legislation which has been in place more than 30 years.
On November 23 the Court of Appeal released the family law decision N.R.G. v. G.R.G. 2017 BCCA 407. This is a very important case.
In early February, the Supreme Court of Canada declined to hear the appeal of a B.C. lower court decision dealing with retroactive child support.
I recently heard the litigation process in parenting disputes described by a mediator as “the dark side.” I generally agree.
When parents separate with dependent children both parents have a legal obligation to continue to financially support their children to the best of their abilities.

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