Our child custody lawyers in Surrey, British Columbia are prepared to help you with all types of child custody agreements and arrangements.
If you are in the process of planning a separation, or filing for divorce in a relationship involves children, it is wise to speak to a child custody lawyer as soon as possible. Even if the separation is mutual, you need someone on your side to explain the long-term legal consequences of any agreement. Whether these agreements are made as part of an alternative dispute resolution process, or in a courtroom, you can trust our lawyers to protect your rights.
If you have any questions about child custody laws or child support laws in BC, please contact McQuarrie to arrange a consultation with one of our experienced lawyers. You can begin by filling out a short information form right here on our website.
The BC Family Law Act and the Canada Divorce Act are the most important references for child custody laws in British Columbia. The Family Law Act went into effect on March 18th 2013, and established that the best interests of the child were to be considered more important than any other factor when it came to custody disagreements. This changed a lot about how child custody rights were argued in court, and which strategies were successful.
Custody refers to the right to make all important legal decisions for a child, including those related to education, medical treatment and living arrangements. In BC, joint guardianship arrangements are most common in amicable separations. Many custom agreements can be created by mediation between the parents, but the following are some of the most common.
Child support, or ‘maintenance’, is the amount that one parent is obligated to pay the other for the care of the child.
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