The Genesis Law Group Articles
Wills and Estates
Nothing adds more to the grief of losing a loved one than finding out that person died without a will. The legal term for this is “intestate.”
Dying intestate (without a valid Will) creates problems for family members left behind and can be costly. Call our office now to make a Will so you can enjoy peace of mind.
Elder Law & Elder Law Mediation
Our law group recognizes that with our societies changing demographics and longer life expectancies, Elder Law has become a focus of our practice. If a family member becomes too ill to act on his or her own behalf, ...
Elder Law Mediation helps resolve conflict by focusing on communication between family members and keeping the best interests of the elderly adult at heart.
Collaborative Elder Law helps families find solutions to disputes without resorting to legal proceedings. Learn more about this emerging area of law . . .
Avoid the problems that can arise from informal Care for Life agreements. Our compassionate and experienced lawyers can help you make the right choices and protect your interests.
We all know the importance of having a valid will, but how many of us have done any life planning for incapacity? What we mean by “life planning” is planning for the possibility of mental and/or physical incapacity. ...
Elder Law is a rapidly developing area of law due to the growing number of elderly and the strong correlation between increasing age and cognitive decline due to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Our lawyers and legal assistants have extensive experience in real estate purchases and sales as well as mortgage financing. We have developed strategic alliances with some of the most experienced realtors ...
With housing renovations on the increase and a shortage of skilled labour, it is likely there will be a corresponding increase in the number of home renovation projects going wrong.
Using a few simple tips can help you avoid common problems that can lead to construction disputes.
If you're a contractor or subcontractor, the Builder's Lien Act is a powerful tool to help protect your rights. Find out more . . .
There are six main grounds for contesting a will. Find out if your circumstances meet conditions for challenging a will. Learn more . . .
The B.C. legislature recently passed the Adult Guardianship and Planning Amendment Act, which affects adult guardianship and substitute decision making. Learn more . . .
Married couples with blended families can protect children from previous relationships and prevent potential disputes with appropriate estate planning. Learn how . . .
Written agreements with your spouse can help prevent additional stress and conflict if your relationship breaks down.
When making post-separation parenting plans, the British Columbia Family Law Act (the FLA) states that you must consider only the child’s best interests. Find out more . . .
Learn what the Family Law Act says about the division of property and debt and how that might affect you.
If you're thinking about ending your relationship with your spouse, be sure you understand how separation and divorce differ and the legal requirements of each. Find out more . . .
In the eyes of the law, common-law relationships differ widely across Canada. A legally binding cohabitation agreement helps couples avoid additional stress and conflict during a break-up.
After separation or divorce, child support or spousal support may be payable from one party to the other. Find out more . . .
If you lose your job, be sure your rights are protected from wrongful dismissal. To understand your rights and options, contact our law firm for experienced legal advice.
Make sure you understand non-competition and non-solicitation clauses before you sign an employment agreement. We can help.
An employee who has not been formally terminated may, as a result of changes made to his/her employment, be effectively terminated, and able to claim significant damages. Find out more . . .
Worksafe BC bullying and harassment regulations are aimed at preventing or minimizing bullying and harassment in the work place.
Employers and employees frequently enter into written employment contracts that contain specific post-employment restrictions, usually preventing the employee from competing with the employer in the event ...
We act on behalf of clients in various types of personal injury claims, including motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, and medical malpractice claims. Our lawyers have strong litigation and mediation skills,
Corporate and Business
The Strata Property Act now requires BC strata corporations to obtain a depreciation report, a vital tool to help strata councils plan for future repairs and maintenance costs.
Are you considering starting a small business and aren’t sure whether you should incorporate a company or not??