What are the Benefits of a Cohabitation Agreement, and Why do I Need One?

It is becoming increasingly common for couples to live together prior to getting married or as an alternative to marriage. When this happens, the living arrangement over time becomes recognized as a common law relationship. Many people are often under the impression that common law partners have the same rights that married couples do. However, [...]

By |2021-03-24T07:40:47-07:00November 24th, 2020|Blog, Contracts, Family Law|

Which is Best for Your Business: Provincial or Federal Incorporation?

Once the decision is made to incorporate, business owners must consider whether to register their company as a provincial or a federal corporation.  The following article provides a brief overview of the advantages and disadvantages of both options. Legislation On the provincial level, each province and territory in Canada has their own laws governing the [...]

Remote Signing of Estate and Personal Planning Documents during COVID-19

As we have seen, COVID-19 has greatly disrupted services which must be conducted in person, and these include signing your will, power of attorney, or representation agreement. BC law requires that these documents be witnessed and specifically precludes signing them electronically.  As such, it seemed uncertain how persons needing them could create these documents while [...]

By |2020-10-28T08:27:43-07:00June 16th, 2020|Blog, COVID-19, Wills & Estates|

B.C.’S Home Owner Grant: Principal Residences Valued at $1.6 Million or Less May Now be Eligible

Changes to B.C.’s Home Owner Grant, which reduces the amount of property taxes payable on principal residences throughout the province, have been introduced in response to rising property assessment values. The threshold for home values eligible for the Home Owner Grant has been raised to $1.6 million, a 33% increase from the previous level of [...]

By |2019-07-24T08:46:58-07:00February 10th, 2017|Real Estate|
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