What is Family Property?

The Family Law Act in British Columbia defines family property and family debt. In the Collaborative Process, the lawyers will work with the spouse to determine what is family property and family debt that must be shared between spouses when they separate and what may potentially be excluded from such a division. The Collaborative lawyers will support the spouses to arrive at a settlement agreement that best suits those spouses’ particular needs.


With the advice of the Collaborative lawyers, the spouses will decide if experts should be hired to valuate certain family property, such as the family home, a recreational property, a business or a pension.


Retirement Savings Plans and Pensions

If you or your spouse has been working for a number of years, you may have accrued a sizeable retirement savings plan or employment pension, as well as Canada Pension Plan credits, either before or during your relationship, or both. Your Collaborative layer can help you discern what options you and your spouse have to share those retirement funds.

Questions about Collaborative Divorce?

Contact us today to schedule an appointment. We are easily reached by phone at 877-977-6833 (toll free) or 778-732-1375. You can also send us your questions via email, through our eform.

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Divorce Coaches

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Unmarried Spouses

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Children and Divorce

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Parenting Plans

A parenting plan is an agreement that separating parents develop together about how they will share parenting time and the day-to-day responsibilities of parenting…


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Separation Agreements

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Family Law

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Spouses without Children

Divorces that don’t involve children aren’t necessarily less complicated. These spouses need to reach resolution with respect to family, property, family debts and support obligations…


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Cohabitation and Marriage Agreements

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Your Team

GENERAL INFORMATION

Collaborative Divorce Network

778-732-1375

info@nocourtdivorcebc.com

Shelley Behr

Divorce Coach/Child Specialist

Garth Edwards

Lawyer

Robert W. Mostar

Lawyer

Susan Vanderwerff

Divorce Coach/Child Specialist

Angiola De Stefanis

Lawyer

Deirdre Severide

Lawyer

Danny Zack

Lawyer

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