Taking the Mystery out of Legal Fees

Chances are that, if your only experience with lawyers is watching Law and Order or Ally McBeal, the cost of legal fees may come as a shock.  Most people do not give much thought to the cost of hiring a lawyer, until they need one. It is good to remember…

Man Wins Stake In Home After Long Separation

A Vancouver man has proven in court that he deserves half interest in a million dollar home, despite having separated from his wife forty-four years ago. The case of Johnston v. Johnston Estate, illustrates the importance of having a proper, and timely, separation agreement. David Johnston and his then wife,…

Ex-Husband Tries To Limit Artist’s Spousal Support

Robert Sarro argued in B.C. Supreme Court that his ex-wife Gina Sarro should give up her artistic dreams, and earn more income.  When the couple divorced in 2011, Justice N. Smith gave Ms. Sarro three years to establish her art career.  Her spousal support entitlement, which then totalled $3,700 per…

Thousands Unable To Renew Drivers Licence Until Debts Paid

More than 50,000 B.C. residents will have difficulty renewing their drivers licences this year, due to measures announced by the Insurance Company of B.C. (ICBC). Residents will first need to pay their unpaid tolls for the Port Mann Bridge and the Golden Ears Bridge, Translink debts, and even unpaid spousal…

Top 10 Ways To Reduce Your Legal Bill

Top 10 Ways To Reduce Your Legal Bill

A woman’s journal is open and she has drawn a picture of a dollar sign, as she thinks about how she is going to afford her legal fees.