What Is Mitigation? Why Does It Matter?

Posted in: ICBC / INJURY- Apr 23, 2018 Comments Off on What Is Mitigation? Why Does It Matter?

In spring, 2012, Mandy (name changed) was hurt in a car accident through no fault of her own. She suffered some serious injuries, including soft tissue injuries to her neck and spine causing her neck and back pain. Her most serious injuries were psychological though, including depression, anxiety and chronic pain syndrome, still unresolved at […]

Mental Capacity To Make A Will

Posted in: Wills and Estates- Apr 23, 2018 Comments Off on Mental Capacity To Make A Will

Occasionally a person’s mental capacity to make a valid will is questioned. The testator (the person who made the will) may have been very old when they made it. Or perhaps they were losing their memory or had other cognitive difficulties associated with growing old. So when does a person have testamentary capacity, i.e. sufficient […]

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 […]

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