Archives for August 2011

The clouds and silver lining of divorce in B.C.

A recent post by Nate Russell on the Courthouse Libraries BC blog has got me thinking about just how lucky we are when it comes to getting a divorce in British Columbia today. As Nate points out, not too many years ago:

…publication in the Canada Gazette (plus community newspapers
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Living here: The two sides to wilderness travel in B.C.

The Alberni Inlet
Last week I found myself sharing the deck of the M.V. Frances Barkley with a wonderfully well-behaved dog, sitting ever so patiently beside her owner. The Frances Barkley, for those of you who are unfamiliar with Vancouver Island’s colourful maritime history, is a working vessel which services… more »

Family Mediation: One Lawyer Tells How She Does It

A lot has been written about the advantages of family mediation, including the privacy and cost-effectiveness of the process and how the mediator helps people resolve their differences.  But, how does family mediation actually work in real life?  Does the mediator act like a negotiator to help you get what… more »