Family law: Negotiating in a divorce situation

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | Mar, 26, 2018 | Family Law

When two people who have decided to part ways have to sit and agree on who gets what and who does what, it can pose a bit of a problem since it’s likely that part of the reason for the split is lack of communication and not being able to see eye to eye. So, when it comes down to negotiating in a divorce situation, both people would do well to keep some advice in mind. Family law in British Columbia may provide some helpful tips when making decisions that could affect everyone involved. Attorneys acting as mediators are there to... View Article

Real estate board questions new tax on health of business

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | Mar, 14, 2018 | Real Estate Law

A new tax slapped on out-of-province purchasers of real estate has the Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board (OMREB) adding its two cents to the conversation the move has created. The board president believes the tax will create hardship in the Okanagan real estate economy as well as in other British Columbia locations. The perceived unintended consequences the tax may create — particularly towards Albertans who own property in B.C. — is concerning. Non-B.C. residents may either be forced to rent out their properties, which would make it difficult for them to use themselves, or they may have to contribute more taxes to the... View Article

Statistics show rising threats for drivers in British Columbia

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | Mar, 01, 2018 | Blog

Most drivers in British Columbia are aware of the many dangers presented on the roadways, and the majority exhibit extreme care while behind the wheel. Unfortunately, it appears that the level of danger for all motorists is on the rise. Following a significant spike in the number of road accidents in British Columbia in recent years, ICBC conducted an online survey early last year to get a better understanding of how the behaviour of drivers contributed to the 320,000 crashes in 2016. The ICBC conducted the survey in collaboration with a market researcher and questioned over 1,100 drivers — all... View Article