Real estate prices to drop by double digits, risk agency says

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | May, 19, 2020 | Real Estate Law

Investors aren’t going to like the recent real estate market forecast. When assessing global risk for wealthy investors, British Columbia and the rest of the country was hit hard by yet another global risk agency: that real estate prices will continue to drop by double digits. Numbers are gathered around unemployment rates which will hit 14% — or the adverse rate — by the year’s end. Many more mortgages are going into arrears as homeowners struggle to keep their heads above water. In fact, experts suggest they will reach new highs. Arrears are expected to drop to levels seen in the... View Article

Whiplash injuries are no joke

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | May, 08, 2020 | Uncategorized

One of the most common yet misunderstood injuries an accident victim may suffer is whiplash. In fact, whiplash is the subject of many jokes, and some TV shows cast suspicion on the injury when characters feign neck and back pain to collect insurance or win a lawsuit. If you have recently suffered a whiplash injury in a motor vehicle accident, you know that it is nothing to joke about. However, whiplash is also difficult to diagnose. Your doctor may ask you a few questions and rule out other injuries, but your own description of the pain may be the crux... View Article

Family law: Proving paternity in British Columbia

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | May, 05, 2020 | Family Law

When the paternity of a child is in question, it affects many things. Family law in British Columbia is clear-cut when it deals with a child’s paternity and the issues that go along with it such as child support and parental rights. It should be noted, too, that even though a man may not be the biological father of a child or children, he may still be financially responsible for them in some cases.  In British Columbia, the law states what a father is. A father was married to the child’s mother when the child was born; married to the child’s... View Article