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Monthly Archives: January 2020

Common Law Legal Opinion Letter | Family Lawyers

Opinion Letter From A Lawyer Are you looking for a common law legal opinion letter? People call and message family lawyers in BC and Ontario all the time asking if they are common law. Obviously, law firms are businesses with costs and are not free legal help hotlines. Further, common law is complex and requires ...
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Codicil to a Will in Canada | ClearWay Law

Codicil a Will in Canada Are you looking to codicil a Will in Canada? Imagine you had a lawyer prepare your will for a few hundreds of dollars. Then after a couple of weeks, you realized you need to make revisions to the will. You wouldn’t want to redraft the entire document. The Wills Act ...
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Hague Convention | Family Law

What Is The Hague Convention? The Hague Convention protects children from improper adoption and being kidnapped by one of their parents. It normally is used to return a child to a country from where they were taken. The agreement was concluded in Holland in 1993. The convention sets international standards for international adoption practices and ...
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Provincial Or Supreme Court | Family Law Issues?

Provincial Or Supreme Court?   Many people that are self-represented (don’t have a family lawyer) ask us if they should file in the provincial or supreme court. Further, family law is unique in that both courts can hear family law disputes.   This article was written for BC, but much of the information will apply ...
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Child Protection Agreements | Ontario

Child Protection Agreements in Ontario Are you looking at child protection agreements in Ontario? Read on to discover the 5 most popular agreements to create for your child’s protection in Ontario. In Ontario, the Ministry of Children and Family Development (‘MCFD’) is accountable for child welfare. They also provide the leadership policy objectives of the ...
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Making An Application To The Court

BC Supreme Court   Hello, I’m Alistair Vigier, the CEO of ClearWay Law. BC court applications can be confusing. Therefore, we put together this article to provide information about applications in the Supreme Court of British Columbia. This article does not cover the provincial court and is not a substitute for legal advice from a ...
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Hacking Your Spouse’s Phone

Hacking In Family Law We are starting to become aware of people hacking during divorces. Are you looking to hack your spouse’s phone? One spouse might be hiding some assets that you want to find. The spouse that wants to hack might hire a hacking team to break into the other spouse’s email, Facebook, or ...
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What’s A Requisition Order? | BC Courts

Requisition Order BC Courts- Supreme Court Are you confused about the requisition order in BC courts? The purpose of a requisition is to ask the court or judge to allow you to do something. In most cases, in order to make your request, you don’t have to appear before a judge or master. The form ...
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Different Types Of Child Custody

Custody Of The Child Are you looking for the types of child custody? The term "child custody" is used to describe parental rights and childcare responsibilities. You've probably heard the different types of custody thrown around. However, do you really know the difference between legal custody and sole physical custody? Which type of child custody ...

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