Doug's Articles

When a Marriage Ends Can one Spouse Make a Claim on Gifts Given by the Parents of the Other Spouse?

Posted on April 28th, 2016 by Centennial Law in Family Law

While gifts given by third parties during a marriage may be considered to be "excluded property" upon divorce, people sometimes overlook the importance of being able to prove the intent with which the gifts were given.

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It’s Just Not Fair!

Posted on April 11th, 2016 by Centennial Law in Family Law

Should family property be split 50:50 upon the couple’s separation?  That used to be the rule - but now, in British Columbia, the Courts also look at what each partner brought into the relationship.

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Motherhood – It Isn’t Simple Anymore

Posted on October 26th, 2011 by Centennial Law in Family Law

From a legal perspective, who are the parents when the child is the product of artificial insemination?

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