Family Law Blog

Covid-19: Parenting time

Parenting time through Covid-19 is a new to everyone and lawyers are no exception. Things are changing fast and circumstances are fact specific. If you have concerns for your children, contact your lawyer. If you need a lawyer please email us at: Info@SouthCoastLaw.ca Not all problems require legal assistance and often a talk with your spouse is the best option. …

Covid-19 – Open for Business

by Darnell Smith Safety is paramount during the Covid-19 pandemic. That means continuing to protect our clients’ Family Law interests while taking socially responsible measures. What is Covid-19 Changing? Clients Not much! For everyone’s safety, we will no longer have in-person meetings. Until further notice, video conferencing will replace in-person meetings. If you are not tech savvy, then our team …

Family Law Lawyer: Why I choose family law in Surrey

by Darnell Smith – Unlike most lawyers, I choose to be a family law lawyer. Not only do I choose family law, I do so knowing the industry by having left the practice and come back. I like what I do, I like my clients, and I like to help people succeed. Work Experience My first job as a lawyer …

Child Support: How does it work?

By Darnell Smith & Brandi F. (paralegal)- Parents who separate should think about is child support. Child Support is the right of the child and parents have an duty to support their children financially. This duty arises under both the Family Law Act and the Divorce Act. Calculating the amount to pay requires looking at the Federal Child Support Guidelines …

Spousal Support: understanding financial support when a relationship ends

By Darnell Smith – Spousal support is money paid from one spouse to the other spouse after a relationship ends. Both married and common-law spouses have a right to spousal support. The purpose of spousal support is to ease the financial effects of the relationship for the spouses getting support. The law does not assume spousal support is owed. Rather, …