Family law: Difficult to split illegal proceeds in divorce case

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | Sep, 25, 2018 | Family Law

A couple who made a living growing marijuana illegally for 20 years has split up. British Columbia has definitive family law rules, but how does dividing the profits from an illegal grow-op figure into a divorce situation? The two, who were married for 30 years, tried to share the assets, but since most of the transactions were completed using cash and scant records were kept, the court deemed their evidence of income was thin, often contradictory and lacking in credibility. The pair ran grow ops in British Columbia, California and Mexico. They started their first grow-op in 1987. Both agreed to... View Article

Family law: Being invested in kids 100 per cent after divorce

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | Sep, 10, 2018 | Family Law

Divorcing a spouse doesn’t mean divorcing the children, too. Family law in British Columbia takes into consideration what is in the best interests of the children and that usually means have a healthy, well-rounded relationship with each parent if possible. Divorce is in no way the fault of any children involved and although parents may relinquish the personal parts they play in a former spouse’s life, they should continue to be there to support their children 100 per cent. When parents share joint custody, it may mean they have their kids half the time, but it doesn’t mean they give... View Article