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Generosity and the Deed of Gift
June 20, 2019

How to legally protect gifts to your adult children Many of us enjoy the feeling of giving, especially to those we…

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Definition of a Spouse
June 13, 2019

You and your non-married partner have separated.  Were you “common law”?  Are you a “spouse”?  But your “…friend told you that…

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Navigating Family Law in BC: Do I want to proceed in Provincial Court or Supreme Court?
May 28, 2019

The short answer is: it depends. Written by Jeanine Ball Some of the factors to consider when making this decision include:…

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Parenting Coordination: an effective option for resolving parenting disputes
March 14, 2019

Overview: When it comes to parenting issues, the level of conflict can become very high. A typical family law litigant can…

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Child support in shared custody arrangements
February 28, 2019

In cases involving shared parenting arrangements, parents need to be aware of a tax court ruling regarding the allocation of the…

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Personal Planning Tools: Representation Agreements and Protecting the Person
February 6, 2019

In my previous post, we discussed the use of the Power of Attorney and how they serve to protect the “stuff”…

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Personal Planning Tools: What’s in a Will?
February 6, 2019

A Will is one of the more recognized tools in the personal planning toolkit. Most people know the basics of what…

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Mediation, an effective and efficient alternative to litigation
February 4, 2019

  What is Mediation? Mediation is an alternative to litigation which gives the parties to work together with the assistance of a…

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Personal Planning Tools: Why Do I Need a Power of Attorney?
February 4, 2019

Many people consider themselves capable of managing their own affairs and, for most of their lives, they would be correct. But…

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