Personal injury: People hurt, 2 dead in boating incident

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | Sep, 25, 2019 | Personal Injury Law

Those who are injured in accidents when someone else is at fault have the right to discuss their options with a lawyer, and the family members of those who are killed, have the same right. Personal injury law in British Columbia outlines the options those people have under a definitive set of guidelines. The people who were hurt — and the families of those who were killed — in a recent boating crash involving Canadian TV personality Kevin O’Leary have the option of launching personal injury lawsuits. The drivers and owners of the crafts involved in the incident could be faced with lawsuits... View Article

Family law: Proposed legislation aims to clarify CCB payments

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | Sep, 11, 2019 | Family Law

Thousands of benefits could be at risk with the revamping of the term, shared-custody parent. The federal government recently introduction draft legislation that would change family law regarding what shared custody means. British Columbia parents could be affected by the legislation since a shared-custody parent would have to live with his or her children at least 40% of the time every month.  The legislation is aimed at giving clarification to the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) which gives low and middle-income families monthly, tax-free funds to help defray the costs of raising their kids. It is hoped this legislation might mitigate the... View Article