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Covid-19 Update

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the health and safety of…
January 7, 2022/by Tara Holowach

Deceased does not mean debt free

You may be forgiven for thinking that, once you pass away, your earthly cares are over. In British Columbia, however, the mere fact that you have died will not necessarily save you from being sued.
In his latest blog, our Partner, Andrew Powell, explains that if you die owing money, your debt is still owing.
October 2, 2020/by NW Admin

Can I stipulate how my ex spends child support payments?

Imagine this not too uncommon scenario … You pay child support to your ex spouse. But, you are concerned about your ex’s spending habits. What can you do?
Our family law lawyer, Darren Schmidt, explains the purpose of child support and how to best manage these types of scenarios.
September 17, 2020/by NW Admin

Relocating with your Children Post COVID-19

There is actually a procedure in the Family Law Act that, in principle, sets out a fair process to decide the issue of relocation when there is a written parenting agreement or parenting order in place. In his latest blog, family law lawyer, Darren Schmidt, describes the relocation process.
July 21, 2020/by NW Admin

Coming Through COVID-19 – Maybe a Marriage Contract is in Order?

All relationships are about expectations – including marriage. Even if your marriage is on the rocks, it may be possible to get things back on track. In Darren Schmidt's latest blog, he explains how a marriage contract may help.
June 17, 2020/by NW Admin

Witnessing land title documents during a pandemic

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (the “LTSA”) is temporarily allowing lawyers to remotely witness land title documents. Our Partner, Krystin Kempton explains what you need to know.
May 21, 2020/by NW Admin

COVID-19 Related Changes to the Employment Standards Act

Trying to stay on top of all the changes throughout this pandemic can be very challenging. Our Associate, Dan Draht, has been following the important changes in the Employment Standards Act and he outlines them in his latest blog.
May 14, 2020/by NW Admin

Update on Co-Parenting during COVID-19

One consequence of social distancing is that separated parents have had to figure out if, or how, to exchange their children between households. Our Associate, Darren Schmidt, has been following the outcome of several of the essential & urgent court hearings and he outlines some of these cases in his latest blog.
April 26, 2020/by NW Admin

Preparing for Your Estate Planning Meeting

Estate planning is an important part of protecting your family and loved ones in the event of your death or loss of capacity. Our Partner Krystin Kempton, helps answer some of the questions that many of us have during this planning process.
April 23, 2020/by NW Admin

How does Occupiers Liability apply during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Occupiers owe a legal duty to ensure visitors are reasonably safe in using their premises. In her latest blog, our Associate, Allison Jaquish, provides some guidance during these uncertain times.
April 9, 2020/by NW Admin

What is a Power of Attorney and Why Do I Need One?

Smart planning goes a long way and it can protect your wishes, your assets and the people you care for. Our Partner, Elise Allan, answers some of the most common questions asked about a Power of Attorney (POA).
April 7, 2020/by NW Admin

Force majeure: Can Covid 19 release you from your contract obligations?

Under general principals of contract law, a party has a defense…
March 28, 2020/by NW Admin

Employment Issues During COVID-19

Quarantine and Uncertainty
March 27, 2020/by NW Admin

COVID-19, Child Support and Layoffs

When parents separate, their children are entitled to child support. The Child Support Guidelines set out how child support is determined.
March 24, 2020/by NW Admin

Impacts of COVID-19 on Parenting and Custody Matters

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented levels of uncertainty in all aspects of our lives, including in the operation of our courts.
March 20, 2020/by NW Admin

It’s time to privatize auto insurance in BC!

ICBC purposely running up costs to hide inefficient and costly business practices.
November 17, 2019/by NW Admin

More ICBC Misinformation…

ICBC continues to deflect, blame and take no accountability.
October 29, 2019/by NW Admin

WHAT THE HECK IS HOTCHPOT??

There is a way to equalize uneven advances to kids in your Will.
September 3, 2019/by NW Admin

Builders Liens and Time Limits

If you are a construction professional, be sure to know your timelines.
August 28, 2019/by NW Admin

Executors

Choosing the right person to be your Executor is very important for your Estate.
August 2, 2019/by NW Admin
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