Family Help With House Purchase Can Backfire

Posted in: FAMILY LAW- Apr 20, 2018 Comments Off on Family Help With House Purchase Can Backfire

Sky-high house prices in parts of B.C. mean young couples sometimes need help from the “bank of mom and dad” to buy a house. The parents may want to assist financially. But to save legal fees, they too often do this by an informal family arrangement that’s not thought out or written down, which different […]

Life Thrown Off Track By Pain From Car Accident

Posted in: ICBC / INJURY- Apr 20, 2018 Comments Off on Life Thrown Off Track By Pain From Car Accident

A car crash may change a young person’s path in life. Accident injuries may lead to pain, depression and other psychological consequences that become deeply rooted, leaving the victim’s future under a dark cloud. The BC Supreme Court was faced with such a case recently. A key question was whether the accident injuries, and their […]

Better Offer: Can You Side-Step The First Deal?

Posted in: Real Estate- Apr 20, 2018 Comments Off on Better Offer: Can You Side-Step The First Deal?

What if you get a better house offer after you’ve (sort of) accepted the first offer? Say you got the house in your divorce and list it for sale in a rising market. You receive an offer of $5.8 million and a deposit of $260,000. You’re not experienced in business matters, so your agent adds […]