Have you been injured in a car accident in British Columbia? Don't be too quick to settle your claim. While it may be tempting to take the first offer the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia makes you (especially if you've been out of work for a while because of the accident), you will often do better if you wait. The ICBC claims process is confusing as it is, and their adjusters always push you to take the smallest possible offer, since that means more money for them. [Read More]
Making A Solid Case For Spousal Support
Although you may still have some positive feelings about your soon-to-be ex-spouse, your first priority in a divorce is to make sure you land in a stable place emotionally and financially. One way to ensure you have enough money to take care of your needs is to pursue spousal support. Although Canada has established federal guidelines regulating when support is granted and the amount provided, there are things you can do to increase your chances of receiving an award for alimony. [Read More]
How Can You Provide For Your Special Needs Child After Your Death?
If you have a child with special needs, you have more concerns than many parents. Not only are you focused on your child's current health, safety, and happiness, but you're likely worried about your child's ability to provide for him or herself in the future. Luckily, there are a number of estate planning tools that can help you provide for your child's care and education well into the future. Read on to learn more about how to establish a special needs trust for your child. [Read More]
Your Child Is Threatening Emancipation: Should You Be Worried?
Is your teenage child threatening you with emancipation? Are you concerned that the court system will grant them their wish and worried because you don't feel that they can make it on their own? If so, you can put some of that worry aside because it's far more difficult to become emancipated that most teenagers realize. Read on to learn more. You Must Agree To The Emancipation In Ontario and some other parts of Canada, emancipation isn't even an option for your child. [Read More]