Pritchard and Co

March 2, 2020

What does it mean to live with someone?

On January 1, 2020 the new Family Property Act came into effect. While there has long been legislation deciding how married spouses will divide their property when they separate, there has not previously been legislation for dividing property between unmarried […]
January 16, 2020

The Mystery of Severance

“Severance” is a word that often arises when employment ends. In my work I mostly see the word severance come up in a question: Am I required to pay a severance package? Should I be getting more severance? Is this […]
July 19, 2019

Planning for the Holidays

One of the most important parts of a parenting plan separated or divorced parents should consider is how to divide the holiday times with their children.  Holiday times are often times spent with extended family and when important childhood memories […]
April 18, 2019

New Realities Require New Agreements

Employment Contracts should be the backbone of any business or workplace.  Every business should be using employment contracts and agreements to govern workplace relationships. An agreement that sets appropriate boundaries is a good way to ensure employment relationships – and […]
February 15, 2019

Dividing Property for Unmarried Partners

The law about the division of property between separating common-law couples in Canada has long been a source of confusion.  Many, if not most, people believe that they have the same rights to the division of property acquired during a […]