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The Best Interests of the Aboriginal Child

In the British Columbia Family Law Act, (FLA) Part 4, Division 7 – Extra-provincial Matters Respecting Parenting Arrangements, there is legislation designed to ensure the best interests of the child are met.  The Court is guided by best interests on numerous factors including: the child’s health and emotional well-being; the views of the child if […]

Authors:

Troy Hunter
Troy Hunter
Troy Hunter J.D. (Co-op Law) is an aboriginal lawyer with Remedios & Company in Vancouver, BC.
 

Relocation Advisory Guidelines – an idea whose time has come?

Law professor Nicholas Bala of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, took a close look at 750 Canadian cases1 where one parent asked for the court’s permission to move a child against the other parent’s wishes. Even though mobility cases seem ‘rule-less’ and the decisions give the impression of being arbitrary, he did identify 13 patterns […]

Authors:

Rosemarie Boll
Rosemarie Boll
Rosemarie Boll is Staff Counsel with the Family Law Office of Legal Aid Alberta and a regular contributor to LawNow Magazine since 1992. She is also the author of The Second Trial, a young adult novel about a young teenager who must leave his home, his school and everything he knows when an abusive father forces his family into hiding. Please visit her online at her website at www.rosemarieboll.com.
 


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