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Please let me know the basic facts and then your specific legal question.

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WRITTEN AGREEMENT – FAMILY LAW ACTCourt File #:
Registry:This Agreement was made on the 19th day of May, 2021.BETWEEN: Foluke Rachel Akinluyi
11271 Seaham Crescent
Richmond, B.C. V7A 3Y8
AND: Oluwafemi Rotimi AkinluyiWHEREAS:The Parties were married on the 13th day of July, 2015.The Parties have been living separate but in the same house since the 10th day of January, 2021 and living separate and apart since the 15th day of April, 2021. The Parties intend to continue living separate and apart.There are two children of the relationship namely:Temiloluwa Ibirinade Akinluyi born December 28, 2020.
Oluwatamilore Victoria Akinluyi born June 25, 2016The Parties’ relationship to the children is as follows:Foluke Rachel Akinluyi is a parent to the above-named children.
Oluwafemi Rotimi Akinluyi is a parent to the above-named children.Foluke Rachel Akinluyi and Oluwafemi Rotimi Akinluyi are guardians of the above-named children.The parenting arrangements contained within this Agreement were made giving consideration only to the best interests of the children.THAT as long as Oluwafemi Rotimi Akinluyi resides in British Columbia, Canada, Foluke Rachel Akinluyi and Oluwafemi Rotimi Akinluyi agree that both, Foluke Rachel Akinluyi and Oluwafemi Rotimi Akinluyi will exercise parental responsibilities with respect to Temiloluwa Ibirinade Akinluyi and Oluwatamilore Victoria Akinluyi in the manner set out below.THAT Foluke Rachel Akinluyi and Oluwafemi Rotimi Akinluyi will consult with each other before making a decision about parental responsibilities they share.THAT Foluke Rachel Akinluyi and Oluwafemi Rotimi Akinluyi will be responsible for(a) making day-to-day decisions affecting the children and having day-to-day care, control and supervision of the children during their parenting time with the children;
(b) making decisions respecting where the children will reside;
(c) making decisions respecting with whom the children will live and associate;
(d) making decisions respecting the children’s education and participation in extracurricular activities, including the nature, extent and location;
e) making decisions respecting the children’s cultural, linguistic, religious and spiritual upbringing and heritage, including, if the children is an aboriginal children, the children’s aboriginal identity;
(f) subject to section 17 of the Infants Act, giving, refusing or withdrawing consent to medical, dental and other health-related treatments for the children;
(g) applying for a passport, license, permit, benefit, privilege or other thing for the children;
(h) giving, refusing or withdrawing consent for the children, if consent is required;
(i) receiving and responding to any notice that a parent or guardian is entitled or required by law to receive;
(j) requesting and receiving from third parties health, education or other information respecting the children;
(k) subject to any applicable provincial legislation;
(I )starting, defending, compromising or settling any proceeding relating to the children, and
(i) identifying, advancing and protecting the children’s legal and financial interests;
(ii) exercising any other responsibilities reasonably necessary to nurture the children’s development.THAT if Oluwafemi Rotimi Akinluyi choses to move his permanent residence outside of British Columbia, Canada, Foluke Rachel Akinluyi will be solely responsible for(a) making day-to-day decisions affecting the children and having day-to-day care, control and supervision of the children during their parenting time with the children;
(b) making decisions respecting where the children will reside;
(c) making decisions respecting with whom the children will live and associate;
(d) making decisions respecting the children’s education and participation in extracurricular activities, including the nature, extent and location;
e) making decisions respecting the children’s cultural, linguistic, religious and spiritual upbringing and heritage, including, if the children is an aboriginal children, the children’s aboriginal identity;
(f) subject to section 17 of the Infants Act, giving, refusing or withdrawing consent to medical, dental and other health-related treatments for the children;
(g) applying for a passport, license, permit, benefit, privilege or other thing for the children;
(h) giving, refusing or withdrawing consent for the children, if consent is required;
(i) receiving and responding to any notice that a parent or guardian is entitled or required by law to receive;
(j) requesting and receiving from third parties health, education or other information respecting the children;
(k) subject to any applicable provincial legislation;
(I )starting, defending, compromising or settling any proceeding relating to the children, and
(i) identifying, advancing and protecting the children’s legal and financial interests;
(ii) exercising any other responsibilities reasonably necessary to nurture the children’s development.THAT if, is spite of their best efforts, Foluke Rachel Akinluyi and Oluwafemi Rotimi Akinluyi are unable to come to a resolution over parental issues, parties agree that they will either seek the services of a family mediator, a third party professional educated in the field of their dispute, or a parenting coordinator before initiating a court action. The cost of such service will be shared between both parties.THAT Foluke Rachel Akinluyi and Oluwafemi Rotimi agree not to move the permanent residence of the above-mentioned children outside of Richmond, British Columbia without permission of the other parent or by Order of the Court.THAT Foluke Rachel Akinluyi will have the majority of parenting time with Temiloluwa Ibirinade Akinluyi and Oluwatamilore Victoria AkinluyiTHAT Oluwafemi Rotimi Akinluyi will have open and reasonable parenting time with Temiloluwa Ibirinade Akinluyi and Oluwatamilore Victoria Akinluyi based on the schedule and availability of the above-named children. Parenting time will be during the daytime hours, open to change, and will take place in a public facility after Foluke Rachel Akinluyi is made aware of the location. Oluwafemi Rotimi Akinluyi will give Oluwafemi Rotimi Akinluyi one week notice if there is a change in schedule for special occasions and as much notice as possible for any other event.THAT Oluwafemi Rotimi Akinluyi having been found to be a resident of British Columbia and to have an annual income of $_______for the purpose of determining the table amount of child support.
THAT pursuant to the Family Law Act and section 3 of the Children Support Guidelines, Oluwafemi Rotimi Akinluyi shall pay to Foluke Rachel Akinluyi the sum of _____per month for the support of the children; Temiloluwa Ibirinade Akinluyi born December 28,2020 and Oluwatamilore Victoria Akinluyi born June 25, 2016. Payment will be made on the 1st of every month commencing _________ and will continue every month for as long as each Child remains a Child as defined by the Family Law Act.THAT Oluwafemi Rotimi Akinluyi will provide Foluke Rachel Akinluyi financial information to review child support each year, and if necessary, revise it to ensure that it accords with the requirements of the British Columbia Child Support Guidelines. Foluke Rachel Akinluyi will provide Oluwafemi Rotimi Akinluyi with financial information if required to by Law. In addition, either party, at any time, may deliver a written notice to the other party requesting a review of child support if there is a material change of circumstances such as a change in the percentage of parenting time that a child lives with each of the parties or a change in the income of one or both parties.11: THAT nothing in this Agreement prevents either Foluke Rachel Akinluyi or Oluwafemi Rotimi Akinluyi from seeking, by agreement or court order, an amount for retroactive child support, including special expenses, incurred prior to April 1, 2021.THAT both Parties to this Agreement have been advised that it may be in their interests to seek legal advice and that they have the right to apply for legal aid or retain a lawyer of their choice, before signing this Agreement.SIGNED BY THE PARTIES HERETO:Witnessed by:
Signature: _________________________ _______________________
Address: Foluke Rachel Akinluyi
_________________________
Date: _________________________Witnessed by:
Signature: _________________________ _______________________
Address: Oluwafemi Rotimi Akinluyi
_________________________
Date: _________________________
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Could you please summarize the basic facts and then your specific legal question?

Customer
My question is that is it legal and proper for me to always submit my financial statement to my ex wife yearly for review of child support fees, year in year out??
Customer
My ex wife called the cops on me on the 2nd of April, 2021 after we had an argument while she didnt allow me sleep disturbing with blender noise. Then on the social services was involved and she told me to move out of the house on 19th April, 2021 which i did and get a small room for myself. Now the family justice is involved with an agreement for child welfare and child support agreement to be signed.
Customer
But before i sign it, i want to ask some basic questions that why would i have to submit financial statement yearly, does that not take away my right to financial freedom or right to earn income privately.
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Anyone who pays child support and anyone who contributes to expenses for the children has to make annual disclosure. So both of you will have to make annual disclosure because your child support and your proportion share of the extraordinary expenses depend on your income.

Do you see what I mean?

Customer
Ok so can i also request that mom makes disclosure to me yearly as well, and included in the agreement.
Customer
Can it be put on the face of the agreement that mom should also disclosure to dad yearly.
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You should both make disclosure each year.

Customer
Good, so i can revert back to the mediator to inform her that i would like that mom also make disclosure each year as well. Can you help me with the provision of the family law Act that stipulate this disclosure.
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You don't need to know what section of the act applies. This is what you're settling on because it is what is necessary because you won't be able to know how much support needs to be paid and what proportion of section expenses you each have to pay.

Read this:

https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/fl-df/fact2-fiches2.html

Customer
This is the paragraph that states the disclosure and i feel it is not clear enough. THAT Oluwafemi Rotimi Akinluyi will provide Foluke Rachel Akinluyi financial information to review child support each year, and if necessary, revise it to ensure that it accords with the requirements of the British Columbia Child Support Guidelines. Foluke Rachel Akinluyi will provide Oluwafemi Rotimi Akinluyi with financial information if required to by Law.
Customer
mom disclosure is only when required by law, but dad disclosure should be made available yearly is that the standard.
Customer
dad is oluwafemi. And mom is foluke.
Customer
What about special expenses what is the position of the law about it?
Customer
who should borne the expense?
Customer
also the agreement states that nothing is stopping either party from seeking retroactive child support or special expense prior to 1st April, 2021. i do not understand.
Customer
Mom is presently receiving employment insurance bi weekly and child benefit all to herself, so do I demand disclosure on those income. Finally retroactive child support or special expense prior to 1st April, 2021 is it a good clause in the agreement or should be removed.
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You cannot sign this agreement. It's not fair and on top of that you don't understand any of it. You need to get independent legal advice. A family lawyer has to explain the law to you and then review this agreement and amend it so it's fair.

Customer
Okay, thank you. I do not have money to pay for the hourly rate of a family lawyer as it is so expensive to bear. I do not know if legal aid can be of help to me.
Customer
I cannot afford the hourly pay for a family lawyer, am also a lawyer back in my country just not familiar with the family law Act of BC, and Canada at large. The two major fault I see in the agreement is the retroactive claim and the disclosure of just dad income and not mom. Other parental responsibility seems ok.
Customer
However if you have any family law lawyer referral that may be affordable kindly for a third eyes review.
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What you can do to find a lawyer is one of the following things.

You can contact the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association and use their Lawyer Referral Service. You will be given the name of a lawyer and can consult with the lawyer and the first half hour will be $25.

The number is:

***-***-**** or 1.***-***-****.

Or you can check on a site called lexpert. This is a legal directory of leading lawyers and law firms throughout Canada and is well-respected by the legal community.

Here's the link to their website:

http://www.lexpert.ca/directory/find-lawyers-or-law-firms/

Does that help as a starting point?

Customer
Exactly am so grateful
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You are very welcome.

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Thank you for trusting us to help you here at JustAnswer. If you need more clarification or have a follow-up question just reply and we can continue our dialogue. If you would like to ask me new questions please start a new post and if you do if you say “This is only for Debra” I will be sure to give your post top priority.

Customer
Thanks I will keep you updated as I consult and do the needful. If any further assistance required. Thank you so much
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