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What is a Separation Agreement?

What is a Separation Agreement?

Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, break ups happen and they’re never easy. If a couple has been together long term, there are often aspects of their relationship that have to be decided upon when they split. This is why separation agreements are so important. In this week's blog, we're looking at the basics of separation agreements.

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Who Keeps the Ring if an Engagement Fails?

Who Keeps the Ring if an Engagement Fails?

Couples never forget the moment they got engaged. It’s a magical time where lifelong dreams are fulfilled, alongside the exchange of an expensive ring. 99 times out of 100, there’s no issue. Plans are made for the wedding and the happy couple settles in for married life. Unfortunately, there are rare instances where the engagement goes sideways and can even become a legal issue. With rings costing so much nowadays, who gets to keep the ring if the engagement fails?

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How to Get a Restraining Order in British Columbia

How to Get a Restraining Order in British Columbia

As experts in family law, sometimes our team at Westside is asked how the process works for getting a restraining order in British Columbia. There are two main ways to achieve this objective during a family law dispute: Protection Orders and Peace Bonds. This week, we'll discuss both.

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Pets and Divorce – What You Need to Know

Pets and Divorce – What You Need to Know

Whether it’s a dog or a cat, our pets are a valuable part of the family. During divorce proceedings, the question of “who gets the pets?” isn’t something that immediately comes to mind. However, when emotions are running high it can prove one of the biggest sticking points to reaching an agreement – especially if the couple bought (or adopted) the pet together.

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