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Damages Awarded in Parking Lot Collision

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In the case of Parker v. Martin, 2017 BCSC 446, the Plaintiff was involved in a low impact low speed collision in the course of backing his vehicle out of a parking stall…

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Legal Title Ain’t What it Used to Be: The Importance of Estate Planning and Documenting Intentions

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by Ari Wormeli

The case of Warde v. Slatter, 2017 BCSC 274 involves a company, started by the parents of the husband.  The husband and his spouse were both involved in running the company…

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Can Child Support Be Reduced for Undue Hardship?

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By Sumit Ahuja

Section 10(1) of the Federal Child Support Guidelines permits a judge to reduce the amount of child support where the payor spouse would otherwise suffer undue hardship …

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What Happens If You Are Not Living With the Other Parent When Your Child is Born?

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By Sumit Ahuja,

In a recent trial, our client sought joint guardianship and increased access to his child. The opposing evidence was that the parties did not …

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Case Dismissed in Multi-million Dollar Lawsuit

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by Matthew Stainsby

Partner Tim Goepel and associate Matt Stainsby were successful in having a multi-million dollar claim against their client, L&M …

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Spousal Support & Increase of Income

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By Sumit Ahuja,

In a recent case, Ford v Ford, 2016 BCSC 2152, before the Supreme Court of British Columbia, two important issues were assessed …

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The Problem with Assessing Damages for a Young Person

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by Tim Delaney,

The recent decision of the British Columbia Court of Appeal in Villing v. Husseni 2016 BCCA 422, dealt with the difficult question of how …

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Beware of a Joint Line of Credit (and Untrustworthy Partners)

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by Brad Martyniuk

You and your spouse/partner decide to get a joint bank loan to fund expenses you will incur in your life together.  Accordingly, you decide …

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Division of Family Property – Maguire v Maguire

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Partner Angela Thiele, a family lawyer and Cassandra Drake, a family law associate were counsel for the Respondent in the recent decision of the BC Court of Appeal …

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Retroactive Child Support – When is it Owed?

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By Fanda Wu and Jacob Lewin,

What happens when child support is not sought until long after the time it should have been paid?  …

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