LEGAL TOPICS: COVID-19

Trial concluded in January 2020 and since then there had been public health directives greatly restricting business operations in British Columbia; Both parties were given leave to return to court to ensure that any prospective support orders reflected any COVID-19 related impacts on incomes that were of more than temporary nature.

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COVID-19 is a particularly nefarious virus. It is a hardy virus, staying on some surfaces for more than two days. It is easily transmitted from person to person. It can cause death in a significant number of cases, and anecdotal evidence makes it apparent that any person of any age is at risk from this virus.

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Someone living in mother's home didn't properly quarantine after returning from out-of-province; child to stay with father until full 14 day quarantine completed; if no signs of illness, child would be returned to mother's care; once child was returned to mother, father's in-person parenting time with child would be suspended until further review by court

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COVID-19 awareness and meaningful timesharing are not mutually exclusive

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Children's lives and vitally important family relationships could not be put on hold indefinitely without risking serious emotional harm and upset. Blanket policy that children should never leave primary residence, even to visit other parent, was inconsistent with comprehensive analysis of best interests of child.

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There should be no unilateral withholding of access or parenting time except in true emergency situations where there was imminent risk to child's health or safety

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Content Consumption – Getting Personal By Zena Applebaum

Like many of you, I have been working from home as I draft this post.

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5 tips to successfully work from home as a lawyer

While many businesses have adjusted their operations to accommodate work from home, lawyers face a unique set of challenges that make serving their clients remotely more difficult.

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COVID-19 Resources

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, changes are happening rapidly on both a federal and provincial level.

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