Does the Seller have to disclose notorious events or hidden defects in selling a property?
The law makes allowances to be "kind" to people who cause injury or are injured while trying to be good Samaritans.
While gifts given by third parties during a marriage may be considered to be "excluded property" upon divorce, people sometimes overlook the importance of being able to prove the intent with which the gifts were given.
Contrary to popular myth, your property doesn’t usually go to the government if you die without a will. What happens to your property when you die?
Outside of the collective agreement context, employers almost always have the right to dismiss employees - but they must give advance notice or compensate the employee for salary in lieu of the notice. On the other hand, the employee must make reasonable efforts to find alternative employment.
Should family property be split 50:50 upon the couple’s separation? That used to be the rule - but now, in British Columbia, the Courts also look at what each partner brought into the relationship.
Documents typically needed to help someone with diminished mental capacity are the power of attorney and the representation agreement. Can a person with diminished capacity sign such documents?
My ex-husband has a transcript of our divorce trial. He has given several copies to friends. Can I do anything?
The short answer: "no." Parts of the court process are private – but, in general, anything which happens in open court is in the public domain. Access to court records pertaining to family law cases is slightly restricted but, even then, there is no general rule of privacy for such records.
Does a litigant who is represented by a lawyer have an advantage and, if so, is that unfair?
Does reliance on professional advice give you an automatic right to sue the advisor when things do not go as expected?