Could real estate costs be affecting birth rates?

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | Jun, 19, 2018 | Real Estate Law

Could it be possible that what is happening in the housing market in Canada could have an effect on the birth rate? Some real estate experts say yes. With burgeoning prices, some couples, including those in British Columbia, are opting to buy condos instead of single family homes and that could mean delaying starting a family. A recent study points to some interesting findings regarding real estate and birth rates. Apparently, there is a direct correlation between escalating house prices and falling pregnancy rates. Although the study is U.S.-based, its findings also pertain to the Canadian scenario. Findings show that for every 10 per cent... View Article

A Special Type Of Property

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | Jun, 07, 2018 | Family Law

When a British Columbia couple decided to part ways, they found themselves enmeshed in an unexpected custody battle. While they shared parenting responsibilities for their children, it was the family’s Golden Retriever that was the source of contention. As pet-loving people will tell you, dogs have a wonderful way of finding a permanent place in your heart. Unfortunately, if a family unit dissolves, the question of who gets to take the canine companion isn’t always cut and dry. While pet parents may argue otherwise, dogs are not family in the eyes of the law. When it comes to figuring out... View Article