June 9, 2014Left Out Of A Will Unfairly?

At Mair Jensen Blair LLP, my colleagues and I are often contacted by individuals that have had the grief of losing a parent compounded by the dismay in finding out that they have been left out of the parent’s Will ( i.e. “disinherited&...

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September 9, 2013How Do I Choose A Personal Injury Lawyer?

If you have been unfortunate enough to have been involved in an automobile accident and have been injured as a result of the fault of someone else, you need a lawyer. And you need a good one. Make no mistake, with the exception of some medical and...

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July 16, 2013Is Two Beer Too Many?

Do you feel comfortable driving your vehicle after having only one or two beers? If so, then answer this question: What blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is required for the police to impound your vehicle and charge you with impaired driving? ...

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May 13, 2013Be Prepared For Incapacity

Planning for the possibility of incapacity is not on everyone’s list, but it should be. People are living longer and not necessarily in good health. The family demographics of an aging population, fewer children, more divorces and increasing...

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March 15, 2013Starting Or Buying A Small Business - Do I Need A Lawyer?

A lawyer can play a variety of roles if you are considering buying a small business or starting a new business. Obviously, the process of buying an existing business is the easier process. The role of the lawyer is sometimes confined to the techni...

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January 24, 2013In This World Nothing Can Be Said To Be Certain, Except Death And Taxes... And Probate Fees

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes” .. and probate fees (?) In BC, when a person passes away, someone must act on behalf of the deceased to administer their estate. That person is either ...

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November 7, 2012Car Accident Season Is Upon Us - Are You Adequately Insured?

With colder, more unpredictable weather moving in, now it’s even more important for motorists in Kamloops and the B.C. Interior to consider whether they are carrying adequate insurance. If you are an innocent driver or passenger in a motor v...

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July 11, 2012Myth: Only Large Businesses Should Incorporate

Is incorporating your small business right for you? As a small business owner, you may think that incorporation is only for the ‘big guns’. Actually, incorporation can help your small business, you and your loved ones. ...

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June 19, 2012So You've Won Your Civil Judgement, Now What?

So, you’ve won your civil judgment. Now what? For many, the biggest challenge becomes turning that judgment into payment from the debtor. It is often assumed that a judgment guarantees payment, which is anything but correct. In order to turn...

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March 17, 2012Do I Really Have To Pay Maintenance For My Child After She Turns 19?

Is child support payable for a child who is over the age of 19? If so, how much? These questions are often asked by parents who have an obligation to pay child support. The answers to these questions are complex. And, as in many areas of family la...

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January 11, 2012What Is A Fair Award For An ICBC Injury Claim

Most people realize that if they are injured in a motor vehicle accident and someone else is at fault, they are entitled to be compensated for their losses. The losses are paid from the insurance policy of the person who is at fault for the accide...

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November 11, 2011Terminating The Employment Relationship: Handle With Care

The courts have repeatedly recognized the employment relationship as one of the most important relationships in an individual’s life, having far reaching social, contractual and economic importance to individuals. This increased recognition ...

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