BUSINESS & COMMERCIAL
Buy a Lemon? Get Your Money Back
Beware Door-to-Door Sales Pitches
Incorporating a Company Not So Simple
Buying or Selling a Business
Protecting Your Shareholder Loan
Gift With Strings Can Be a Problem
Selling Your Business for the Best Price
Solutions for Shareholder Disputes
Is a Written Contract the Whole Agreement?
Shareholder’s Agreement Important for Private Companies
Passing Down the Family Business
Protect Your Trade Secrets From Theft and Competition
Franchise is a Good Way to Start a Business
Partnership Agreement Important for Business Partners
When Can Police Just Bust into Your Home?
A Criminal Conviction Can Cost You Plenty
Caught Shoplifting? Now What?
Employee Theft is Still Theft – or is it?
Questioned by Police? What are the Rules?
Pulled Over at a Roadside Checkstop?
Busted for Pot Possession?
Immediate Roadside Prohibitions: What’s the Deal?
Drug Evidence and Your Charter Rights
DIVORCE & FAMILY
Significantly Unfair Pre-Nup May Not Stand Up
Can You Move With Your Kids After Divorce?
Must You Share a Money Gift With Your Ex?
Can You Keep Your Family Law Judgement Private?
Unequal Division of Property After You Split
Can You Undo a Child Abduction by Your Spouse?
Child Support Re-Examined
What Can You Do About Parental Alienation?
Spousal Support and Income Inequality – a Trend Arrested?
Pre-Marriage Agreements – Think Insurance
You Must Try to be Financially Self-Sufficient After Divorce
When Is it Unfair to Split Family Assets Equally?
To Sort Out Post-Breakup Issues, Think Mediation
Is a Book of Business Family Property?
Passport Alert and Travelling With Kids
Early Retirement and Spousal Support
Can You Stop Paying Support if Your Ex Re-Partners?
Family Law Rules for Moving With Your Children
New Law for Live-In Lovers
Act Fast to Claim Past Child Support
New Option for Moving With Children
Finances are Public in Divorce Cases
Spouse Can Get Retroactive Support
Support Orders Are Never Final
Spouse May Have to Pay For Affair
Splitting the Business a Family Affair
Living “Separate and Apart” in the Same House
Separation Agreement Best in Most Cases
When You Separate, Who Should Move Out?
“In Sickness and Health”: Marriage Obligations Survive Divorce
Benefits of Collaborative Divorce
Moving is a Troublesome Issue in Custody Cases
Divorce Will Cost, One Way or Another
Wrongly Fired? Must You Accept Your Old Job Back?
Can Dishonesty Get You Fired for Cause?
When Could a Pay Cut Amount to Job Dismissal?
Must You Accept a Re-Hire Offer if Fired?
Just Cause for Firing an Employee
Employees May Be on the Hook for Quitting
Only “Employees” Can Sue For Wrongful Dismissal
Don’t Slack Off if Given Working Notice
Job Search Required if Given Notice
Employee Fired After Lured Away From Secure Job
Accommodating a Disabled Employee
Did She Quit, or Was She Fired?
Dismissing a Disabled Employee
How Big a Lie Justifies Getting Fired?
Businesses Can Sue Customers for “Wrongful Dismissal”
Company Downsizing or “Wrongful Dismissal”? You Decide
Getting Fired: Pink Slip Protection
SPORTS & RECREATION
Boating Accidents and the Law
Liability Waivers in Recreational Activities
Duffers Beware! Golfers Liability Explained
Who’s to Blame for Sports Injuries?
When Are You Liable for Your Own Sports Injury?
Boating Accidents and Marine Injuries
PROPERTY & REAL ESTATE
Pollution Cleanup Costs: How to Share the Pain
Want to Rezone? Know the Rules
Buying a House? Protect Yourself
Your Land or Mine?
Property Disclosure Statements
Buyers: If in Doubt, Get an Inspection
Your New Commercial Lease Deal: Some Pointers
Do You Need Title Insurance?
Seller Wins; House Buyer Loses Deposit
Tainted Houses: Buyer Beware!
Property Purchase Contracts Should Be Complete
Buying or Selling a Tenanted Home
Negligent Property Valuation Costs Realtor
Dangers of Grow-Op Homes
Key Points in a Real Estate Offer
Business Owners: Is Your Lease Protected?
Condo Owners: Check Your Property Insurance
Passing Down the Family Cottage
House Buyers: Beware of Defects
Use Caution if Renegotiating Real Estate Deal
Delay is Most Common Construction Problem
Agreement Key When Investing in Property Together
Owning Property as Joint Tenants vs. Tenants-in-Common
Things to Know When Selling Your Home
Negotiate a Better Lease
Don’t Foolishly Forfeit Property Rights
Avoid Disaster When Buying a Home
INJURY & ICBC
Future Bleak After Accident? You Could Get Big Compensation
Psychological Injuries Net Big Dollars
Don’t Settle Too Soon If Hurt in a Car Crash
Assaulted? You May Have a Right to Compensation
Car Crash? Get Legal Help Soon
How Walking Can Cost You Money
Hurt in a Hit-and-Run? You and ICBC
If Fido Hurts You, Her Owner May be Liable
Proving Brain Injury May Be Tricky
Injured? Proving Your Lost Earning Ability
Risky to Let Others Drive Your Car
Whiplash Victim Gets Yoga Paid for Life
How Not to Hurt Your Court Case
Strange Injury Nets Large Payments
Pain and Suffering Compensation for Brain Injury
Age Matters When Injured: “Golden Years” Doctrine
Psychological Trauma After a Car Crash
Massage and Acupuncture Costs When Injured
Bars and Pubs Liable for Drunk Driving Injuries
Beware Facebook if Suing for Injuries
Bus Accident Victims Get Compensation
How ICBC Assesses Whiplash Pain and Suffering
Compensation for Delayed University Graduation
Buckle Up! No Seatbelt Could Hurt Your ICBC Claim
Hurt in a Car Crash While Working? WCB or ICBC?
Protect Yourself Against Under-Insured Drivers
Maximum Money For Accident “Pain and Suffering”
Compensating Subjective Pain
Mild Brain Injury is Traumatic
Accident Witness Wins Trauma Compensation
Accidents and Reduced Earning Capacity
Video Surveillance Can Impact Your Injury Claim
Car Crash Concussion and its Consequences
Slipping and Falling on Ice
Brain Injuries and Their Effects
Concussions and Post-Concussion Syndrome
“Thin Skull” and “Eggshell” Personality
Using Your Cell Phone to Prove Accident Liability
Medical Exams and Reports in ICBC Cases
Breach of ICBC Insurance Policy is Expensive
Two Accidents, But Only One Lawsuit
Plaintiffs Should Follow Medical Advice (Duty to Mitigate)
“Crumbling Skull” Means Less Money
Courts Better Understand Chronic Pain
Small Accident, But Big Income Loss
Credibility Important in Injury Claims
Negligent Act Must “Cause” the Injury
“No Crash, No Cash” is not the Law
Structured Settlements Good for Some Injuries
Pedestrians Must Take Care
Law Should Compensate Grief
How Do You Compensate for Pain and Suffering?
Accident Benefits for Cyclists and Pedestrians
Bus Driver Responsible for Passenger’s Fall
Judge vs. Jury: Decisions Differ in Personal Injury Cases
Property Owner May Be Blamed if You Slip and Fall
“Good Samaritans” Compensated if Injured
Steps in a Personal Injury Lawsuit
Pain and Suffering Awards Boosted on Appeal
What to Do if Hurt in a Car Accident
Car Accident Victims Get Housekeeping Compensation
Negligent Act Must “Cause” the Injury
Courts Look at Lost Opportunities for Women
Whiplash Complaints Can Linger Indefinitely
ICBC Can Discover Too Much Information
ICBC Docs Can’t Interfere With Your Lawsuit
Court Punishes ICBC With Special Costs
Don’t Be Too Quick to Settle an Accident Claim
Chronic Pain a Legal Sore Spot
Whiplash Awards Explained
Personal Injury Awards Not Like Winning the Lottery
Injured in a Car Accident? ICBC and You
WILLS & ESTATES
Must Your Will Include Your Spouse and Children?
Can You Reduce Probate Fees?
What BC’s New Wills Law Means for You
Estranged Son Succeeds in Changing Will
Wills and Your Moral Duty to Adult Children
Wills and Common-Law Spouses
Challenging a Will Where Parent Has Remarried
Contesting a Will
Beware of Transferring Money into Joint Account
The Delicate Art of Disinheritance
It’s Worth Preparing a Will Properly
Don’t Panic When Settling the Estate of a Loved One
Collecting Your Debts
Bank Error? You Could Be Compensated
Protect Yourself When Lending Money to Family
Deadlines for Starting a Lawsuit
The Law is an Ancient Thing
Bad Trip: Anatomy of a Lawsuit
Of Chocolate Cake and the Law of Torts
Bottled Snail Paves Way for Law of Negligence
There’s Much to Consider When Deciding to Sue
Don’t Be Shy About Lawyer’s Fees
When Professionals Get Into Trouble
Solicitor Client Privilege Protects You
Libel vs. Slander: What’s the Difference?
Damaging a Reputation Can Be Costly
Travel Troubles Trigger Lawsuits
Dogs, Trees and Other Neighbourly Complaints
Denying Disability Benefits Costs Insurer
Burned House Raises Replacement Insurance Issue
Exclusions Limit What’s Insured: Read Your Policy Carefully