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Oct 27, 2020

Drug Testing in Parenting / Custody Disputes

What can you do when you are concerned that your ex has slipped back into substance abuse problems? In his latest blog, family law lawyer, Darren Schmidt, explains one of the strategies used to assist in cases like this..... READ MORE

Oct 02, 2020

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..... READ MORE

Sep 17, 2020

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..... READ MORE

Jul 21, 2020

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..... READ MORE

Jun 17, 2020

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. .... READ MORE

May 21, 2020

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..... READ MORE

May 14, 2020

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..... READ MORE

Apr 26, 2020

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..... READ MORE

Apr 23, 2020

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..... READ MORE

Apr 09, 2020

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..... READ MORE

Apr 07, 2020

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)..... READ MORE

Mar 28, 2020

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


Mar 27, 2020

Employment Issues During COVID-19

Quarantine and Uncertainty.... READ MORE

Mar 24, 2020

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. .... READ MORE

Mar 20, 2020

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..... READ MORE

Oct 29, 2019

More ICBC Misinformation...

ICBC continues to deflect, blame and take no accountability..... READ MORE

Nov 17, 2019

It's time to privatize auto insurance in BC!

ICBC purposely running up costs to hide inefficient and costly business practices..... READ MORE

Sep 03, 2019


There is a way to equalize uneven advances to kids in your Will..... READ MORE

Aug 28, 2019

Builders Liens and Time Limits

If you are a construction professional, be sure to know your timelines..... READ MORE

Aug 02, 2019


Choosing the right person to be your Executor is very important for your Estate. .... READ MORE