If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, caused by an individual who has limited or no insurance, or involved in a hit-and-run where you cannot find the driver, British Columbia has a statutory program put in place which allows for the compensation to be awarded regardless of no insurance or limited insurance. Section … Continued
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Earlier this month, Dr. Bonnie Henry said that British Columbia was coming to the “end of our beginning of this pandemic.” As the number of reported cases, hospitalizations, and deaths have decreased, we British Columbians have begun to look forward to our uncertain future. To give us an idea of what is in store, the … Continued
Due to the ongoing economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic many companies in the Tri-Cities are implementing measures to ensure their financial stability during the crisis. Unfortunately, this often means making difficult decisions about staff and compensation. Already, many companies have temporarily laid off or reduced the wages of their employees, and many more are … Continued
We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted many aspects of our Canadian way of life, but rest assured that Drysdale Bacon McStravick LLP has implemented a contingency plan so that the firm continues to be operational during these trying times. To new clients: We are still accepting new clients. Many of our staff are … Continued
An uncontested divorce is a straight-forward process where ex-spouses can file a joint-application to finalize their divorce. It is only applicable for couples who have an agreement on all the issues surrounding their separation (for example, dividing family property, spousal and child support and parenting time) and who have been separated for at least one … Continued
A separation can have a profound effect on the family. When parents separate, they will either, through agreement or through the courts, decide on when and how they will spend time with their children. But Grandparents with a close relationship with their grandchildren are often left out of such agreements or orders. If you are … Continued
Under British Columbia’s Family Law Act, the rule of thumb is that all ‘family property’ will be divided equally between spouses when they separate. There are obvious exceptions to this rule, which will be covered in a future blog, but that does beg the question was is ‘family property? The easiest way to answer that … Continued
The Civil Resolutions Tribunal (the “CRT”) is an innovative, online only tribunal that is unique to British Columbia. So what can the CRT do for you? What is the Civil Resolutions Tribunal? The CRT hears and resolves small claims and strata disputes through an online portal. For small claims disputes, the claim must be under … Continued
Both the holdback and the power to lien come from the Builders Lien Act (the “Act”). The purpose of the act is twofold: To provide security for contractors and subcontractors who work on a construction project To limit the owner of a properties liability The Act requires all persons on a project to retain 10% … Continued
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