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Need a diversion from boring legalese? Well, sometimes we lawyers need that break too! So we created some blogs based on some interesting (at least to us!) cases or fact patterns that we have come across in our work. We hope you find something useful or at least interesting! Give us a call or shoot us an email if you have a situation you need some advice on.

  • 28/04/2020
    Lawyer or Notary Public – Who Do I Choose and Why?

    A Notary Public in British Columbia has fulfilled the course and membership credential requirements of the Society of Notaries Public that enable him or her to perform certain legal procedures and to draft legal documents like basic wills, Powers of Attorney, real estate conveyancing documents, and to witness sworn statements on legal documents, commonly referred to as “notarizing” them.


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  • 08/04/2020
    Family Courts Are Closed but Collaborative Practice Is Open!

    The family courts are closed during this pandemic however our collaborative offices are open to help you….collaborative professionals can help you within the Collaborative Process (CP) to resolve your separation and divorce in a peaceful, cost effective and non-adversarial manner.

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  • 29/07/2019
    What Am I Giving Up If I Choose A Collaborative Divorce?

    Posted on July 9, 2016 by Deirdre Prestage Severide in Featured, Family Law


    In my initial meeting with clients, they often ask this question. It’s a valid question and arises, I think, because of the traditional stereotype of divorce and what it often looks like. Traditionally, divorce was about winning and losing, preparing for a battle in court where you strive to win with little regard for the claims of your spouse. During the process, you try to gain every possible advantage to defeat your spouse. This is a typical “win-lose” scenario! If you think about divorce in these terms, you may be concerned that a more respectful process like the collaborative divorce process may mean concessions and settling for less than what you would get if you win in court.


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