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  • Episode 007 - Frozen Embryo Fight - Who's Property?

    Assisted reproductive technology has brought joy to infertile couples. It has also created emotional disputes over what happens to these frozen embryos, that the separating couple intended to use to have children, upon divorce. The law is clear that this type of dispute is not a child custody case but a property division case. Frozen embryos are very special kind of property with life potential and are entitled to the highest respect. I call the frozen embryos "potential persons in waiting..."
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    Assisted reproductive technology has brought joy to infertile couples. It has also created emotional disputes over what happens to these frozen embryos, that the separating couple intended to use to have children, upon divorce. The law is clear that this type of dispute is not a child custody case but a property division case. Frozen embryos are very special kind of property with life potential and are entitled to the highest respect. I call the frozen embryos "potential persons in waiting..."

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    By Nancy - June 5, 2013
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  • Episode 005 - Will the Court Allow a Change of School?

    When a separated parent wants a child to change schools, three factors must be considered. Firstly, is the transfer in the best interests of the child? A judge will want to see that you as the parent have put your child first and are basing this decision on the needs and best interests of your the child. Secondly, have discussed the school transfer with the other parent? Even if you have sole custody a judge will want to see that you discussed it with the other parent particularly if there is extra cost.
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    When a separated parent wants a child to change schools, three factors must be considered. Firstly, is the transfer in the best interests of the child? A judge will want to see that you as the parent have put your child first and are basing this decision on the needs and best interests of your the child. Secondly, have discussed the school transfer with the other parent? Even if you have sole custody a judge will want to see that you discussed it with the other parent particularly if there is extra cost.

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    By Nancy - June 5, 2013
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  • Episode 003 - Can We Afford to Get Divorced? Costs of Divorce

    One of the most stressful things about family separation is that there is often not enough money to go around. Separated couples must realize that the past arrangements that worked when the couple was together often can't continue after separation because those arrangements are now financially unrealistic. Paying for a spouse to retrain and re-educate immediately, often pays off for both spouses and their children even after paying for daycare.
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    One of the most stressful things about family separation is that there is often not enough money to go around. Separated couples must realize that the past arrangements that worked when the couple was together often can't continue after separation because those arrangements are now financially unrealistic. Paying for a spouse to retrain and re-educate immediately, often pays off for both spouses and their children even after paying for daycare.

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    By Nancy - June 5, 2013
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  • Episode 202 - Self-Represented Litigants

    Lorne MacLean speaks specifically about self-represented litigants in family court. He gives some tips about what to do and what not to do. Go to any family court and you will find the dockets overflowing with cases involving parents in dispute over their property, money and children. In recent years the majority of these parents are self-represented, trying to navigate a complex and frustrating legal system on their own without a lawyer. In this ground-breaking episode Justice Brownstone and his guests, including a fellow judge, will tell you what you need to know if you are contemplating going to family court. This is a rare opportunity to hear about the procedures and rules of evidence that govern the way judges make decisions.
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    Lorne MacLean speaks specifically about self-represented litigants in family court. He gives some tips about what to do and what not to do. Go to any family court and you will find the dockets overflowing with cases involving parents in dispute over their property, money and children. In recent years the majority of these parents are self-represented, trying to navigate a complex and frustrating legal system on their own without a lawyer. In this ground-breaking episode Justice Brownstone and his guests, including a fellow judge, will tell you what you need to know if you are contemplating going to family court. This is a rare opportunity to hear about the procedures and rules of evidence that govern the way judges make decisions.

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    By Nancy - May 17, 2013
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  • Episode 203 - Breaking Up

    Lorne MacLean and Justice Brownstone discuss the issues to consider when contemplating or going through a break up. Few life events are as traumatic and painful as the breakup of a relationship, especially if children are involved. Given current breakup rates, there is a strong likelihood that everyone will experience relationship breakdown at least once in their life. We all know that the breakup of a relationship has emotional and financial consequences for everyone involved. And yet, we are almost always caught off guard and totally unprepared when it happens
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    Lorne MacLean and Justice Brownstone discuss the issues to consider when contemplating or going through a break up. Few life events are as traumatic and painful as the breakup of a relationship, especially if children are involved. Given current breakup rates, there is a strong likelihood that everyone will experience relationship breakdown at least once in their life. We all know that the breakup of a relationship has emotional and financial consequences for everyone involved. And yet, we are almost always caught off guard and totally unprepared when it happens

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    By Nancy - May 17, 2013
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  • How To Protect Yourself Financially If You Are Considering Divorce Or Separation

    Lorne MacLean of the MacLean Family Law Group whose website is at www.bcfamilylaw.ca enjoys providing the public with free legal information and lauds Judge Brownstone and producer Nancy Kinney for their important work in democratizing the law and bringing important information to people who are facing the stormy seas of marriage breakdown with their outstanding legal reality show FAMILY MATTERS TV. MacLean is in high demand as a speaker and author of numerous articles on family and divorce law. Here is MacLean's very popular article on protecting yourself before and during a divorce or marriage breakdown. If you have questions he can be reached at lorne@bcfamilylaw.ca .

    If you are considering or are at the start of a marriage breakdown or separation you need to take immediate steps to protect yourself and the first thing you should do is contact a good family attorney and spend 30 minutes or more with them getting a summary of your basic rights and obligations. We feel the initial consultation is likely the most important part of starting a case and likely the best money you can spend early on in a case. People have so many misconceptions and can accept or make unfair offers based on anecdotal opinions from well meaning but often "legally clueless" friends and family members.

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    Sep 27 2011 8:32 PM
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