John-Paul Boyd is the executive director of the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family, a non-profit society affiliated with the University of Calgary, and a member of the bars of British Columbia and Alberta. Before joining the institute, John-Paul practiced for thirteen years as an arbitrator, parenting coordinator, collaborative practitioner, mediator and litigator in Vancouver, BC.
John-Paul is the founding author of the public legal education wikibook JP Boyd on Family Law (originally published as JP Boyd's BC Family Law Resource), and was named as one of the six major providers of public legal education on family law in British Columbia in a 2012 report of the BC Public Legal Education and Information Working Group.
The information provided in this blog relates to the law of British Columbia, Canada. It may be relevant if you live elsewhere in Canada but it almost certainly won't be relevant if you live outside of Canada.
Legal Advice and this Blog
Although it ought to go without saying, this blog doesn't provide legal advice and shouldn't be taken as such, and I can't give advice in reply to readers' comments. For proper legal advice and up to date information about the law, you really must speak to a lawyer.
Client Recruitment and this Blog
I maintain this blog as a public legal education project, not to find new clients. To find a family law lawyer in your area, contact the CBA's excellent Lawyer Referral Service at 604-687-3221 or 800-663-1919.
Comments Yes, Spam No
I moderate comments to this blog to screen out spam and offensive remarks. Comments will usually be posted within 24 hours. Readers' comments do not reflect my views and opinions.
I define spam as including comments submitted primarily for the purpose of getting a link to a website posted on the internet. To that end, I'd like to give a special shout-out to my friend Harveer Shastri who offers intercaste and interreligious marriages in Delhi, India. Harveer, enough with the comments already.
Brief articles on subjects of amusement or interest to readers of this blog will be considered for publication. Please do not send me advertorials, articles on areas of the law other than family law and divorce law, or articles without relevance to British Columbia.