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John-Paul Boyd, QC

John-Paul E Boyd QC is the founding author of JP Boyd on Family Law. He is an accredited family law arbitrator, family law mediator and parenting coordinator, providing services throughout Alberta and British Columbia. John-Paul is a member of the bars of Alberta and British Columbia. He is a member of the ADR Institute of Canada, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and the Canadian Bar Association.

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JP Boyd on Family Law: Family Relationships

This chapter provides an overview of the range of family relationships, and examines how the law impacts the people in these relationships. Also provides information about the claims a child's caregivers and extended ...
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JP Boyd on Family Law: Separation & Divorce

This chapter provides information about the legal and practical aspects of separation and the emotional dimensions of separation. Also provides a detailed review of the do-it-yourself divorce process.
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JP Boyd on Family Law: Children in Family Law Matters

This chapter provides an overview of the law on the care of children after separation, looking at where the children will live, how parenting decisions will be made, and how often each person will see the children in ...
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JP Boyd on Family Law: Resolving Family Law Problems in Court

This chapter provides an overview of the process for starting and replying to proceedings in Provincial Court and Supreme Court. Includes information about case conferences, interim orders, enforcing orders, and ...
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JP Boyd on Family Law: Family Violence

This chapter provides an overview of the ways that criminal law, tort law, and the Family Law Act can address issues of family violence, including through peace bonds and protection orders. It also takes a brief look at ...
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JP Boyd on Family Law: Specific Communities and Family Law

This chapter provides an overview of the ways some laws apply differently to specific communities regarding family law problems. It covers Aboriginals, newcomers to Canada, and the LGBTQ community.
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FMFL - The new Divorce Act for everyone

This video provides an overview of the highlights of the amendments to the Divorce Act that take effect on 1 March 2021, using fairly plain language.
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FMFL: Getting Divorced in British Columbia

These 5 videos takes you through the divorce process, starting with the basic law on divorce & ending with a step-by-step guide to completing the affidavit of service used in the do-it-yourself divorce process & the ...
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FMFL: COVID-19 and Family Law

The two videos talk about family law & court processes in the context of the coronavirus. The first video talks about the shut-down of the courts and urgent applications. The second video goes through some of the ...
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FMFL: Starting Relationships

These 5-minute videos are all about how relationships with legal consequences begin. They talk about living together, and eventually qualifying as unmarried spouses, getting married in British Columbia, and becoming a ...
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