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Financial Statements 101

Financial Statements 101

- By Marlise Foster, Legal Assistant Why is it so importantLawyers are often asked why a Financial Statement needs to be completed.  The short answer is that it is required by the Supreme Court of British Columbia as part of almost every family law proceeding once,...

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Alternative Ways of Resolving Disputes during COVID-19

Alternative Ways of Resolving Disputes during COVID-19

- By On March 19, 2020, the Provincial and Supreme Court of BC have suspended all regular operations, with the exception of certain urgent small claims, family and criminal matters. The Court of Appeal similarly suspended all matters on March 18, 2020. Updated notices...

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BC No Fault Insurance: What Do You Think?

BC No Fault Insurance: What Do You Think?

- By Par Sandhu, Paralegal In February of 2020 the BC Government announced plans to transition to a no fault auto insurance system.  The goal of the new system is to reduce the inflated costs for ICBC, and according to Attorney General's David Eby,  reduce costs to...

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Parenting Time During Covid

Parenting Time During Covid

- By Jessica Morneau, Lawyer During this global health crisis many clients are concerned for the health of their children and are often coming to us with concerns regarding co-parenting during this pandemic. Parents are concerned and want to ensure they are taking the...

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Lost Your Job Due To Covid19? Looking To Change Child Support?

Lost Your Job Due To Covid19? Looking To Change Child Support?

- By Par Sandhu, Paralegal During these unprecedented times, many parents have lost their jobs, experienced a decrease in earnings, or had their childcare cancelled.  Further complicating matters, British Columbia courts have suspended all non-emergency sittings. So...

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Selling, Purchasing, or Refinancing a Home During Covid -19

Selling, Purchasing, or Refinancing a Home During Covid -19

- By Paul Sekhon A crucial part of selling, purchasing or refinancing property requires a Lawyer to meet in person with clients to verify their identities and witness the signing Land Title Documents.  During the current Covid-19 pandemic, Cote & Evans continues...

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Accidents At School And Suing A School

Accidents At School And Suing A School

By: Shanna Gill, Paralegal Many B.C. children require medical attention year round following incidents and accidents at school. These incidents and accidents can be during classroom activities, recess/lunch breaks or during field trips where a fun and exciting...

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Wills & Estates

Wills & Estates

- By Marlise Foster Surveys suggests that only about 55% of residents in British Columbia (BC) have a legally valid, up to date and signed Will. In other words, about 45% of people in BC will not have a say in how their estate is dispersed after their death; possibly...

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BC Supreme Court to Resume Some Regular Court Operations 

BC Supreme Court to Resume Some Regular Court Operations 

- By Shreya Bose Criminal Matters In a Notice published on May 14, 2020, the BC Supreme Court has advised that they will resume some regular court operations with regard to Criminal matters. The court has directed that unless the court otherwise directs, all criminal...

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Uncontested vs. Contested Divorce

Uncontested vs. Contested Divorce

- By Marlise Foster, Legal Assistant When we hear the word divorce, many people immediately would think of a long, bitter and emotional battle between two parties.  This is not always true. There are many instances where parties are able to part amicably. Legal...

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Tips for Dealing With High Conflict Co-parenting

Tips for Dealing With High Conflict Co-parenting

- By Par Sandhu, Paralegal Typically, having a child with another person means that you will have a relationship with that person for the rest of your life.  In some cases, this relationship can be very difficult as you may be facing a high conflict parenting...

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