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Nurturing Love Beyond a Lifetime: A Valentine’s Day Guide to Estate Planning for Couples

Love is a journey that transcends time, and while Valentine’s Day celebrates the present, thoughtful gestures today can resonate into the future. One such gesture is estate planning for couples – a commitment to securing your shared legacy and ensuring the well-being of your loved ones. As you exchange tokens of affection this Valentine’s Day, […]

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Streamlining Divorce: The Ins and Outs of Desk Order Divorce

Facing a divorce can be one of life’s most challenging journeys. Sometimes, it’s a path we never thought we’d tread. But here’s the truth: divorce is a reality for some, and when it happens, we are here to guide you. What’s a Desk Order Divorce, you ask? It’s a streamlined process for uncontested divorces, aimed

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What Happens When You Die Without a Will: Navigating Intestacy

Planning for the future is essential, and one crucial aspect is creating a will. However, many individuals overlook this important task, leaving their estate’s distribution uncertain upon their death. This article explores the implications of dying without a will in British Columbia, Canada, and sheds light on the intestacy laws that govern the distribution of

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How to Get a Divorce in BC as a Canadian Citizen Married in the Philippines

Ending a marriage is often a complex and emotional process, made even more complicated when the marriage took place in another country. If you’re a Canadian citizen residing in British Columbia and married in the Philippines, you may be wondering how to initiate the divorce process. This blog post aims to guide you through the

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Engaging a Lawyer to Draft a Letter of Invitation for Family Visiting Canada

Canada is renowned worldwide for its picturesque landscapes, multicultural cities, and welcoming attitude toward visitors. If you’re a resident or citizen and are looking forward to inviting your family to visit, you’ll need to draft a letter of invitation. This document can play a crucial role in your family’s visitor visa application process. For best

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Navigating Separation Agreements and Child Custody in British Columbia

Separation agreements and child custody arrangements are critical aspects of the divorce process in British Columbia (BC). However, these can often become complex and contentious issues. Here’s what you need to know when dealing with uncooperative parties, child support issues, and pursuing sole custody. What to Do If the Other Party Is Uncooperative in Signing

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Guiding Principles of Child Custody Laws in British Columbia

In British Columbia, family law proceedings are grounded in an overarching principle: the “best interest of the child.” The well-being and safety of a child should always be the primary consideration in any decision-making process involving them. This guiding principle manifests itself in several ways during child custody considerations. Prioritizing a Child’s Needs The court

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Melissa has 8+ years of combined Commercial, Business and Contract Law experience as In-House Counsel in manufacturing, health, real estate development, and broadcast communication industries. She is instrumental in developing strategies to minimize legal risk and ensure regulatory compliance.

She has 6+ years of Human Resources Management experience and a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation. Her practice includes Family Law, Civil Litigation, Wills & Estates and Real Estate & Conveyancing.

For fun, she visits ancient sites and ruins and belts out popular Broadway tunes.

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Northam Law is a boutique law firm offering advisory services in Real Estate Law and Conveyancing, Business Law, and Human Resources. Our practice areas also include Wills & Estates and Family Law. Notarization services are also available.

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