Sometimes, and sadly more frequently over the past few years, family lawyers are asked , “if I divorce my wife, can the family home be saved from the trustee in bankruptcy?” The family home is not a protected asset under the Bankruptcy Act. The trustee must look at the home as an asset and if […]
There are many relevant concerns when the finances or the assets are split. However, the law requires an assessment of what the assets are, who contributed what when the assets were acquired, and what the parties future needs are. If children are involved, then where the children are living is also a factor.
The Family Law Act assumes that parents have equal shared parental responsibility for their children. This means that both parents need to jointly make decisions concerning their children’s care welfare and development. Except in circumstances when a child might be at risk, parents need to participate in dispute resolution services to work out parenting arrangements […]