Real estate continues to sizzle throughout the summer

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | Aug, 24, 2020 | Real Estate Law

Home prices are continuing to sizzle in the country’s most western province. The prices of homes in most of British Columbia have risen year-over-year as of July. Real estate continues rally even though some other sectors of the economy have continued to take a hit. British Columbia had 10,090 residential unit sales in July, according to the British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA). That represents an almost 27% increase over the same time last year. Dollar volume pertaining to sales hit nearly $8 billion — an increase of 43% from July 2019 to July 2020. There are a number of... View Article

Family law: When a child wants to spend more time with one parent

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | Aug, 13, 2020 | Family Law

Family situations can get complicated after divorce. When children are a part of the equation, there are many things divorcing parents need to iron out, like child custody. There are guidelines in place in British Columbia under family law; however, when children become old enough, they may begin to assert their desires about which parent they would like to spend more time with, and that might be with the alternate parent — the one who doesn’t have the children most often. If there is a co-parenting plan in place, parents could choose to modify that plan if the child’s desires are in... View Article

Power of attorney may offer security for the future

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | Aug, 10, 2020 | Uncategorized

In many situations, planning ahead can be a wise move. Before you make a career move, invest money, take a vacation or buy a house, you take the time to consider the many options and contingencies. Perhaps you even plan for unexpected emergencies by having money put aside or people you can count on. This way you may be able to avoid costly mistakes and endless frustration. What would happen to all that planning and careful management of your finances if you should become incapacitated and unable to handle your affairs on your own? An accident or illness can quickly... View Article