How to get organized ahead of divorce

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | Feb, 17, 2021 | Family Law

Sometimes, a divorce is a sudden decision or surprise initiated by one spouse. Other times, British Columbia marriages end more slowly and predictably, and spouses take some time to consider their options before calling it quits. Regardless of whether one knows a divorce is coming well in advance or is left dealing with it more suddenly, getting organized is a key first step. While it can help to get everything together before presenting any paperwork, even those who are in a sudden divorce can put themselves in a better position by prioritizing these steps right away when they know a... View Article

Many drivers still refuse to put down their phones

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | Feb, 12, 2021 | Personal Injury Law

Distractions while driving are nothing new. Humans are naturally curious, and you may be among those for whom a colourful billboard, a conversation in the vehicle or a song on the radio takes your attention from the road. Do you eat while driving, check your teeth or dig for something in your backpack? This are all examples of distracted driving. Anything that takes your eyes off the road, hands off the wheel or mind off the task of driving is a distraction. The one thing that seems to do all those things is a cellphone. For decades, since the first... View Article

How to prepare for retirement when going through divorce

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | Feb, 02, 2021 | Family Law

Many married couples plan ahead for retirement as a unit, counting on one another’s pension, CPP benefits and/or RRSP savings to get them through their golden years. But what happens with these accounts when a couple ends a marriage, especially later in life when retirement savings are well underway? The answer depends on the specifics of a couple’s situation and the agreement they work out, as well as the standards laid out under British Columbia family law. Here are some ways to start adjusting retirement plans when a divorce is now part of the picture: Make a list of assets,... View Article