Safe habits can help lower your odds of a motorcycle accident

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | May, 27, 2018 | Uncategorized

With warmer weather moving into British Columbia, you and other motorcyclists in Kelowna and the surrounding areas will likely bring your bikes out from winter storage, ready to enjoy the freedom and exhilaration associated with taking your motorcycle out on the roads. You will definitely want to make safety a top priority for yourself and any passengers during these times since there are many known dangers and accident risks faced daily by riders like yourself. Some say that riding motorcycles requires more skill than operating automobiles. This is because bikes lack the safety features like seat belts, airbags and other... View Article

Residential Real Estate Contracts: When The Unexpected Occurs

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | May, 22, 2018 | Real Estate Law

Buying a condominium or home is often one of the highest-value transactions that a person will make. Given how much is on the line, it makes sense that a person would want to ensure that every detail is considered before finalizing their purchase. From having a thorough home inspection to learning about the neighbourhood, due diligence is important. But what can you do if unforeseen circumstances present themselves once you have paid your deposit? A recent case in Vancouver helps shed some light. Listing A Crime Scene In 2009, a woman agreed to purchase a home in Vancouver for $6,138,000.... View Article

The Role Of An Executor

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | May, 08, 2018 | Wills And Estates

Taking on the responsibility of administering an estate should not be taken lightly. From handling financial affairs to navigating family dynamics, the duties of an executor are complex and often require a time commitment of up to 18 months. Before accepting the role of estate executor, it is important to understand the full extent of the associated responsibilities and take the time to make an informed decision.   The Executor’s Duties First and foremost, the executor must account for all assets, debts, liabilities, and taxes associated with the deceased. They are then obligated to fulfill a range of obligations including:... View Article