May 15, 2020

COURT TRENDS AND COMMENTARY: Separated parents

NOTE: This is not legal advice, but general comments and information only. For legal advice, contact us for an appointment at info@bobblaw.ca or through the contact us page on this website. The BC Courts (BC Supreme Court and BC Provincial Court) are starting to open up operations. Further, the courts have indicated that some of […]

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May 11, 2020

BC Courts continue to expand operations

The following is general information only and in relation to family law matters. While the BC Court of Appeal is the top operator among BC Courts because its hearings are conducted differently, the Provincial Court of British Columbia and Supreme Court of British Columbia are slowly opening their “electronic” doors via telephone and video hearings. […]

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April 30, 2020

ACCESS TO THE COURTS BROADENED

NOTE: The following is general information only and changing rapidly. Consult a lawyer for advice. Both the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the Provincial Court of British Columbia have issued new practice directions broadening the scope its operations to deal with matters previously adjourned, ongoing cases already filed with the courts, and urgent applications. […]

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April 22, 2020

COVID-19 Pushes the Courts & Lawyers to Adapt Quickly

Note: the following is general information only. Please visit the website of the BC Provincial Court and BC Supreme Court for their practice directions, and consult a lawyer. BC Supreme Court: https://www.bccourts.ca/supreme_court/ BC Provincial Court: https://www.provincialcourt.bc.ca/COVID19 The Courts of British Columbia have been forced to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly. As stated in my […]

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April 15, 2020

COVID-19 PARENTING ISSUES

The following is general information only. Contact Shawn J. Bobb for advice on your specific circumstances by going to our contact page or emailing info@bobblaw.ca. In this bobb blog, I will be dealing with some of the issues raised in my family law practice and reported decisions in British Columbia and elsewhere. Access to the […]

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April 9, 2020

BC Provincial Court factors in COVID-19 Parenting case

The Provincial Court of British Columbia has released a decision involving parenting time around concerns of risk to a child particularly, the mother, who was a health care worker who may have been exposed to COVID-19. Judge Bond provides a list of factors that she found were appropriate to consider. She stated: [22]        I […]

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April 8, 2020

COVID-19 PARENTING PLAN

Note: the following is general information only. Obtain legal advice for your particular circumstances. The following parenting plan was drafted by me in response to issues that arose in many cases of separated parents dealing with COVID-19. This is not specific to your situation but is simply provided as a draft to give you and […]

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April 8, 2020

SUPPORT PAYMENTS & JOB LOSS -CV19

Note: this is general information only. Obtain legal advice for your particular circumstances. There are many people out there that are obligated to pay child or spousal support pursuant to a written agreement or court order, but are being laid off or their hours at work reduced. Orders and agreements are based on what the […]

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April 7, 2020

BC Supreme Court: explanation for restricted court access

https://www.bccourts.ca/supreme_court/documents/Message_from_Supreme_Court-April_6_2020.pdf

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April 6, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE – PARENTING ISSUES

Note: this is general information only. Obtain legal advice for your particular situation. In addition to a recent decision of our BC Supreme Court, the BC Provincial Court has reported a few decisions publicly. These decisions are about denial of parenting time on the basis of safety amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic. Both BC Provincial Court […]

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April 4, 2020

COVID-19 FAMILY LAW – SAFETY & CIRCLES

Important: the following is general information only and the pandemic changes frequently. Get legal advice for you particular situation. Applications to the court for orders in family law continue to come fast and furious. Most are child-related particularly focused on the health and safety of children where the parents are separated. Everyone involved, including Judges […]

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April 3, 2020

COVID-19 & THE COURTS

The courts continue to limit operations and court applications to those that are urgent. During this time, it appears that Judges are taking advantage of this and are given written reasons for judgment in matters that they adjudicated over prior to the court limiting its operations. On 02 April 2020, the BC Supreme Court issued […]

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April 1, 2020

COVID-19 – URGENT APPLICATIONS IN FAMILY LAW

The following is for general information only. Obtain legal advice for your particular circumstances. There have been a number of decisions related to applications brought on an urgent basis in family law matters. Most are in other provinces than British Columbia with one in BC’s Supreme Court that has been reported. BC Courts continue to […]

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March 28, 2020

APPLICATIONS TO COURT – FAMILY LAW

NOTICE: obtain legal advice for your particular situation and ensure you have the most up to date information. These posts are general information only. Currently, the courts have restricted their operations including limiting the applications to urgent matters in family law, but they are slowly adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic to allow better access to […]

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March 28, 2020

MY OPTIONS DURING ISOLATION – FAMILY LAW DISPUTES – COVID19

The COVID 19 pandemic has created several unique legal issues and challenges which demand innovative responses from individuals, companies, the legal profession and the legal system. This is very much a “fluid” situation where anticipating what happens tomorrow is difficult.  In the short term, much has become static, but we are preparing for the long […]

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March 28, 2020

GUIDELINES FOR DIVORCE OR SEPARATED PARENTS WITH CHILDREN DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

This is general advice only and depends on the circumstances of your situation and updates from health authorities on COVID-19. Consult a lawyer for legal advice as it relates to your situation. WORK TOGETHER IN GOOD FAITH Now more than ever, separated / divorced parents must “co-parent” during this difficult time.  That means putting aside […]

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May 15, 2020

COURT TRENDS AND COMMENTARY: Separated parents

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May 11, 2020

BC Courts continue to expand operations

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April 30, 2020

ACCESS TO THE COURTS BROADENED

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April 22, 2020

COVID-19 Pushes the Courts & Lawyers to Adapt Quickly

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April 15, 2020

COVID-19 PARENTING ISSUES

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April 9, 2020

BC Provincial Court factors in COVID-19 Parenting case

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April 8, 2020

COVID-19 PARENTING PLAN

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April 8, 2020

SUPPORT PAYMENTS & JOB LOSS -CV19

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April 7, 2020

BC Supreme Court: explanation for restricted court access

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April 6, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE – PARENTING ISSUES

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April 4, 2020

COVID-19 FAMILY LAW – SAFETY & CIRCLES

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April 3, 2020

COVID-19 & THE COURTS

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April 1, 2020

COVID-19 – URGENT APPLICATIONS IN FAMILY LAW

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March 28, 2020

APPLICATIONS TO COURT – FAMILY LAW

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March 28, 2020

MY OPTIONS DURING ISOLATION – FAMILY LAW DISPUTES – COVID19

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March 28, 2020

GUIDELINES FOR DIVORCE OR SEPARATED PARENTS WITH CHILDREN DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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