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 […]

Leaving Money To A Child Whose Marriage Breaks Up

Posted in: FAMILY LAW, Wills and Estates- Apr 12, 2018 Comments Off on Leaving Money To A Child Whose Marriage Breaks Up

Like most parents, you may want to leave your kids an inheritance. But you know that not all marriages survive – so what happens to your gift if your child’s marriage breaks up? Since March, 2013, under our new family law rules for division of property (and debts), family property upon separation must generally be […]

Splitting Up? Social Media Could Sink Your Case

Posted in: FAMILY LAW- Apr 11, 2018 Comments Off on Splitting Up? Social Media Could Sink Your Case

Wanting to share what’s important to you with friends and family is only natural. Email, texting and posting messages or photos on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media make this easy. But if you’re embroiled in an emotional break-up, be very careful about what you share – your texts and posts could come back […]

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