Posts by Susan Kim
When Parents Disagree on Return to School in BC during Covid-19: The Court’s View
Schools in BC have re-opened at full capacity since September, 2020. Some families appreciate the return to normalcy while others are apprehensive about safety protocols as COVID-19 cases surge. But what happens if parents disagree on whether to send their kids back to school? In Neave v. Lai, 2020 BCSC 1688, the British Columbia Supreme…Read More
How do I get a divorce in British Columbia?
How do I get a divorce in British Columbia? Well, are you married? You must first be married to get a divorce. If you have been in a common law relationship, there is no need to obtain a court order to be separated. Please note that in British Columbia for purposes of the Family Law…Read More
Retroactive Child Support – How Long Can You Wait to Collect?
Does Delay Diminish Your Right to Collect Retroactive Child Support? On September 18, 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) released its decision in Michel v. Graydon. The case involved common law spouses who agreed for the father to pay child support. This was evidenced by way of a consent order in 2001. The consent…Read More
Immigration to Canada Opportunities!
As of August 24, 2020, Canada Immigration has allowed visitors residing in Canada to apply for work permits within Canada. Click here to see the announcement from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. This is a significant change in Canadian immigration regulations. While this change is a temporary measure, the federal government appears to be acknowledging…Read More
BC Allows Evictions as of August 17, 2020 for Nonpayment of Rent
As of August 17, 2020, landlords are now permitted to serve tenants a Notice to End Tenancy for unpaid rent or utilities if: the tenant failed to pay rent that was due before March 18, 2020; or the tenant fails to pay full rent due after August 17, 2020 (for most renters that would be…Read More
Residential Tenancy in BC and Covid State of Emergency Update
Update as of July 30, 2020 Since our publication in mid July 2020, the BC government has issued further clarification on how residential tenancies and evictions will work. Ministerial Order no. 449 was approved and ordered on July 30, 2020. https://kimlegal.com/can-you-evict-a-tenant-for-non-payment-of-rent/Firstly, we remain in a state of emergency in BC. This will continue until it…Read More
Can You Evict a Tenant for Non-Payment of Rent?
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…Read More
Your Safety in Family Law
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…Read More
Preparing for Incapacity and more …
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…Read More
Remote Consultation – How does it work?
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…Read More