Legal Insights

Family Law

Following separation or divorce, it is important to consider how parenting arrangements may affect upcoming family events and summer holiday plans. It is common for children to be on a rotating schedule with each parent so, depending on how events and plans are made, it is possible that your children may not be in your care at the time of a particular event or a specific period during the summer. Read more

Personal Injury

Through legislation, the provincial government and ICBC are limiting the rights of victims of accidents by establishing a payment cap on the amount a person is entitled to receive for “pain and suffering” arising from any motor vehicle accident where the injuries are deemed to be “minor”. Read more

Family Law

Child support is payable until a child reaches 19 years old and can continue past that age if the child is enrolled in full time post-secondary studies or is disabled and unable to be independent. Read more

Personal Injury

The Court of Appeal recently overturned a decision from a B.C. trial judgment in which a plaintiff’s claims for injuries, sustained in five motor vehicle accidents, had been dismissed on the presumed basis that her relatively serious symptoms were inconsistent with the low-impact nature of the accidents. Read more

Family Law

Introduced in May 2018 by the federal government, Bill C-78 proposes significant reforms to Canada’s Divorce Act. It is the first substantive revision of the Act in more than 20 years and is intended to modernize Canada’s family laws. Read More