Since March 30, 2020, the government of BC has prohibited evictions for non-payment of rent. This will change as of September 1, 2020. Evictions for Non-Payment of Rent Unless the tenant and landlord have an agreement in place for the payment of rent in arrears, starting September 1, 2020, the landlord may evict a tenant…

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Physical and emotional safety is a common issue that arises when there is a breakdown in a relationship. When things are simply not working and emotions are running high, some people resort to intimidation and at times physical violence. Abuse can range from physical, sexual, emotional, financial and psychological. Family Law / Civil Law There…

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No one likes to talk about it but we all get older and must deal with the inevitable. And, with the current crisis, incapacity is an issue that must be addressed. There are various tools to deal with physical or mental incapacity. Representation Agreements Representation Agreements are agreements that determine how you are to be…

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What is Remote or Virtual Consultation? It is consultation by telephone or by videoconferencing – consultation other than in person. Client Identification If the transaction with the lawyer involves a financial transaction, we as lawyers must take special measures to properly identify the client when using videoconferencing technology. If the consultation does not involve a…

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What is Remote Witnessing? Since the Covid Shutdown, lawyers have been permitted to witness wills remotely. We have been permitted to do so since March 19, 2020 pursuant to Ministerial Order 161. Remember, you need two witnesses when signing your will. This means that while your lawyer, your witness and you are communicating through Skype,…

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