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Escaping an Abusive Spouse

If you find yourself in a situation where you feel the need to escape from an abusive spouse, you may be wondering what steps you’ll need to take. How can you protect yourself? Your children? There are a few possible paths you can take depending on your situation. Report to the Police If you think...
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Who Keeps the Ring After Separation?

Separation from your spouse or fiancé(e) can be a very testy time in your life and you may have many questions during this time, including: who keeps the ring? In British Columbia, according to the BC Family Law Act, the gift of an engagement ring is considered a conditional gift. This means that i...
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5 Reasons Why DIY Wills Are a Bad Idea

You won’t realize your mistakes until it’s too late Making a do-it-yourself Will means you won’t have a legal professional looking over your Will, checking to see if it is up to standards and that it accurately reflects your wishes. If you make a mistake anywhere in your Will or if your Will i...
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So the Judge Ruled Against You…Now What?

Should you find yourself in a position where a judge has ruled against you and you wish to have that decision reviewed by a higher court then you must: 1. Take Immediate Steps to File the Necessary Appeal Documents If you are seeking an appeal of a judge’s decision made at trial, you will hav...
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TENANCY IN COMMON v. JOINT TENANCY

When owing property in British Columbia with one or more other persons, you can own that property either by way of Joint Tenancy or Tenancy in Common with your other co-owners but what exactly does this mean? 1.What is Tenancy-In-Common? Tenancy-In-Common is a form of co-ownership whereby each perso...
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