Four types of co-parenting “loyalty traps” to avoid

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

For couples with children, co-parenting can be one of the most challenging aspects of a divorce. Even if there is conflict, resentment or other negative feelings from the breakup, it is important to do all one can to avoid putting children in the middle. One thing parents should be careful to avoid when co-parenting is “loyalty traps.” Loyalty traps can cause emotional and mental strife for children, and if taken too far, they could be considered alienating under British Columbia family law. Loyalty traps are situations parents put children in that, often unintentionally, make them feel like they have to... View Article

Can you inherit your parents’ debt?

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | Sep, 02, 2021 | Wills And Estates

When people think about estate planning, the conversation often centres around the fate of property and assets. But, what happens to someone’s debt when they pass away? The answer depends on the type of debt held, but the good news for beneficiaries is that they will not be responsible for debt personally unless their name is on the loan. Although this is a great reassurance, it is still important to make sure that an estate is organized in such a way that the impact of debt is a minimal as possible to beneficiaries. Here are some steps families can take... View Article