Why You Should Hire an Estate Lawyer When You Are the Executor

Paine Edmonds
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Not only does administering an estate add a strain on your time but it also can be a very complex matter. Not only are there legal procedures to follow but in some situations personal relationships can be put at risk if mistakes are made. This can be especially true if there are concerns about the Will, the testator’s true intentions, the type and size of assets, liabilities which can add complexity, and how many beneficiaries there are as well as who they are. ..

Common Reasons Why Disability Claims Get Rejected

Paine Edmonds
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

No one wants to be injured to the point of being unable to do their job. Unfortunately, sometimes an illness or injury will prevent a person from being able to perform job duties, whether for a short or extended period of time. ..

The Basic Processes & Requirements for Filing for Divorce in B.C.

Paine Edmonds
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

In Canada, the federal government has the jurisdiction to make laws in relation to marriage and divorce. Section 8 of Canada’s Divorce Act provides that a divorce may be granted upon application by either or both spouses, provided there has been a “breakdown of the marriage”. In addition, there are certain administrative requirements that must be fulfilled in order to finalize a divorce. In today’s blog, our divorce lawyers walk you through some of the basics of what you will need before you are granted a divorce in British Columbia. ..

Family Lawyers Tell You What Expect When Determining a Child Custody Arrangement in BC

Paine Edmonds
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Going through the divorce or separation process can be an emotional and confusing period of time, especially in regards to the children that may be involved. You might be wondering which parent the children will stay with or whether they will have to move. How will you determine how much time you get to spend with your child? Based on your relationship with the other parent, you might suspect that the other parent will attempt to obtain sole custody of the children or perhaps you are interested in being awarded sole custody. These are all valid concerns which we will explore in detail below. ..