British Columbia family law: Taking some time to ink a settlement

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | Aug, 27, 2018 | Family Law

There tends to be a sense of urgency when a couple decides to divorce. But when looking at divorce legalities under British Columbia family law, it may make more sense for each individuals to take some time to think about the future before agreeing to anything. Those who wonder about their financial future after having signed a divorce agreement may be in trouble down the road. If children are a part of the picture, looking toward the future also means being able to meet children’s needs emotionally, physically and financially. When parents respect each other when it comes to meeting... View Article

Are you too sleepy to be behind the wheel?

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | Aug, 21, 2018 | Uncategorized

There is still plenty of summer left, and you may have activities planned for your family in these last weeks of warm weather. If those activities include a trip to the bay, camping in one of the many beautiful provincial parks or a reunion with family, you likely have a lot of planning to do. Between creating an itinerary, planning your route and gathering the things you need to pack, you may think you have everything covered. One thing to keep in mind if you plan to be driving long distances is the added dangers you may encounter as you... View Article

British Columbia family law: Mediation for family problems

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | Aug, 14, 2018 | Family Law

There many be times when family members need a little help getting along. When issues can’t be ironed out within the family dynamic, there are tools available under the British Columbia family law umbrella that may help — such as alternative dispute resolution processes. A process which is controlled and in which the balance of power is on an equal footing may be helpful in resolving contentious issues within the family dynamic. When family violence is a factor, the mediation process may not be the best fit. However, if the issue has to do with power imbalances, they can be addressed... View Article