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Court Costs

Court Costs

Family Law
What if I cannot afford to pay court costs? Costs are generally awarded to the successful party following the conclusion...
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Revoking a Will

Revoking a Will

Wills and Estate Law
Written by Harman Kang   Did you know all properly executed Wills may be revoked regardless even if the language...
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Guardianship

Guardianship

Family Law
Guardianship Case: Our client was in a relationship. He was not married and his girlfriend became pregnant. Unfortunately the relationship...
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Offer to Settle

Offer to Settle

Family Law
In a decision released November 27, 2017, Barnard v. Barnard, 2017 BCSC 2162, the Honourable Mr. Justice Armstrong analyzed costs...
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Incorporating a business in British Columbia

Incorporating a business in British Columbia

Corporate Law
There are many benefits to incorporating a business in British Columbia, such as limited liability, lower corporate tax rates, and...
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Can you ask a court for a divorce be postponed?

Can you ask a court for a divorce be postponed?

Family Law
In certain situations, you can ask the Court to postpone the granting of a divorce. The Continuing Legal Education materials...
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Solicitor Responsibilities – Wills and Estates

Solicitor Responsibilities – Wills and Estates

Wills and Estate Law
Written by Jasmin Kang Lawyers who practise in wills and estates continue to be exposed to liability for professional negligence...
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Buying and Selling a Business

Buying and Selling a Business

Corporate Law
When deciding to buy or sell a business in BC, there are a number of factors to take into consideration....
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Child Support Arrears Colucci v. Colucci, 2021 SCC 24

Child Support Arrears Colucci v. Colucci, 2021 SCC 24

Family Law
Written by Jason Hansra The SCC, in D.B.S v. S.R.G. 2006 2 SCR 231, found that when you attempt to...
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Grounds for Divorce

Grounds for Divorce

Family Law
Written by Harman Kang There are essentially three grounds of marriage breakdown under the Divorce Act.   Separation for more...
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How do I change a parenting schedule?

How do I change a parenting schedule?

Family Law
In A.N.H. v. L.D.G., 2017 BCSC 2099, the Honourable Mr. Justice Cole, provides the legal test to make an application...
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Extraprovincial Court Orders Considerations

Extraprovincial Court Orders Considerations

Family Law
By Jason Hansra When an issue arises regarding parenting arrangements of children, one of the first considerations is determining the...
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Unequal Treatment Based on Gender – Wills Variation in BC

Unequal Treatment Based on Gender – Wills Variation in BC

Wills and Estate Law
A fairly recent case, where cultural traditions and concomitant familial roles were material considerations is that of Grewal v. Litt,...
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Creditor v. Debtor (Default Judgments)

Creditor v. Debtor (Default Judgments)

Family Law
A default judgment is a binding judgment in favour of a party due to an omission or failure to act...
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Lawyer vs DIY Kit

Lawyer vs DIY Kit

Wills and Estate Law
Why should I hire a lawyer to draft my will? There are many Do-It-Yourself (“DIY”) wills packages available at the...
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Can I just move?

Can I just move?

Family Law
What is interim relocation? Can I just move without giving any notice? Above are common questions I am asked by...
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Coping with the Court Process

Coping with the Court Process

Family Law
If you ever find yourself in court without a lawyer, great reading from the familylawlss.bc.ca website: Here are some tips...
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What Drivers Need to Know About Driving While High

What Drivers Need to Know About Driving While High

Accidents Governments Personal Injury
There is a lot going on when you’re driving. There are other cars, pedestrians, bicyclists, and obstacles that can be...
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What Is The Average Automobile Accident Settlement in Surrey

What Is The Average Automobile Accident Settlement in Surrey

ICBC Personal Injury
Unfortunately, there are roughly 1,500 deaths from automotive accidents in Canada each year and over 110, 000 serious injuries resulting...
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