We at the Kitsilano Family Law Group, take our staff and clients’ safety and well being seriously. The health and safety of everyone is of the utmost importance, so beginning March 18, 2020, the Kitsilano Family Law Group has begun taking measures to ensure that we can remain available to the public during these uncertain times with the Covid-19 pandemic.
We assure you that we remain open during the Covid-19 pandemic. We want to assure you that we are able to work remotely and have access to all relevant and necessary documents from your file.
Please be aware that all three levels of court have greatly reduced operations during the pandemic. Only urgent matters are proceeding at this time.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions. However, we will be largely working remotely, so the best way to reach us is by email. We will also, given the state of emergency that has been declared in BC, not be conducting any more in person meetings. We are, of course, available to meet either by phone or over Skype or Zoom. Please feel free to contact us by email if you would like to set either up.
We wish you and your families all the best.
For many of our clients, having businesses and other property in our parts of the world was a normal part of their lives. But when these individuals have a looming separation or divorce, it soon becomes clear that their separation or divorce will be quickly complicated by the possible division of these overseas businesses and properties. What can you do to get full disclosure or prevent dissipation of overseas assets? What can you do when you dispute BC's jurisdiction and want another jurisdiction to make a determination over your separation or divorce issues?
Even with the best planning, we cannot entirely avoid the challenges that are inherent to life. We can, however, make plans to weather those storms. Having a will and a representation agreement is a very practical way to “weather the storms” of life.
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed most people’s everyday lives in a matter of a couple of weeks. Effective March 19, 2020 and until further notice, the BC Supreme Court has suspended regular operations of all of its locations. However, the Court will continue to hear “essential and urgent matters”. What constitutes as an “essential and urgent” matter?