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Starting Up Smart

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Starting Up Smart: Legal Insights for Entrepreneurs Starting a new business can be both exhilarating and overwhelming. You’ve likely spent a significant amount of time developing your business idea and are now looking for ways to market your product or service to the public. You may have begun to investigate the differences between corporations, sole… Read more »

Peterson Stark Scott Joins Forces with Hamilton Duncan

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    JANUARY 15, 2024 | SURREY, BC – Hamilton Duncan, one of the largest and longest-tenured law firms in the Fraser Valley, is pleased to announce that it will join forces with Peterson Stark Scott, a law firm with its own long history in Surrey. As of February 1, 2024, all six of Peterson… Read more »

Enforceable Contracts and Accurate Notices

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The Importance of Enforceable Contracts and Accurate Notices at the Time of Termination: A Case Study Kelsey Croft, Associate Hamilton Duncan Law Corporation Surrey, British Columbia The decision of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Moffatt v. Prospera Credit Union, 2021 BCSC 2463 is a good reminder that, when terminating the employment of an… Read more »

Hamilton Duncan Acquires Learn Zenk

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Surrey, BC, Canada – April 1, 2022: Hamilton Duncan, the Fraser Valley’s preeminent law firm, is pleased to announce our acquisition of the law practice of the Tri-Cities firm of Learn Zenk. This acquisition continues our recent growth and further strengthens our leading insurance defence practice. As part of this move, lawyers Gordon Zenk, Bailey… Read more »

The Foundations of Family Law

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Family Law Family Law is a unique area of law that assists couples during the beginning, middle and end of their relationships. While some assume that the purpose of family lawyers is to assist with legal conflicts once a relationship has dissolved, family lawyers serve a large variety of other purposes ranging from the protection… Read more »

What is Excluded Property?

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Excluded property is the property that a spouse brings into a relationship and inheritances or gifts received by one spouse during the relationship. In B.C., the rules about the division of family property apply to both married couples and unmarried couples who have been living together in a marriage-like relationship for at least two years…. Read more »

Separation Agreements

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Despite a person’s best efforts, sometimes marriage runs its course and comes to an end. This is one of the most difficult chapters in a person’s life, not only are emotions high but many practical considerations need to be addressed almost immediately. Where will you stay? What about the children? What about the pets? Is… Read more »

Child Support in British Columbia

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Parents must provide adequate support for their children up to the age of 19. Additionally, the parents may also have to provide support to children above the age of 19 if the child depends on the parent. Adequate support for a child means ensuring that the child is cared for, is educated, is healthy, and… Read more »

Parenting During and After Separation or Divorce

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Parenting during and after separation and divorce is one of the most sensitive major topics in family law. The law assumes that it is in the best interest of the child to have as much time with each parent as possible. With limited exceptions, it is becoming rarer to have one parent with exclusive parenting time. If… Read more »

Spousal Support Calculations in British Columbia Explained

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One of the challenges of a separation is dealing with the finances for both parties going forward. Spousal support can help a spouse become financially self-sufficient, can help a spouse rehabilitate their ability to financially provide for themselves, and can prevent a spouse from suffering from financial hardship as a result of the separation. Spousal… Read more »