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The Importance of Mediation

Posted:  Nov 6, 2019
Mediation is a valuable chance to resolve conflicts between two parties and avoid a nerve-wracking experience in court. There is significant benefit to going the route of mediation over alternative dispute resolution options. Number one is avoiding a costly, often traumatic, court encounter. In fact, a mediator offers assistance to both parties by settling a dispute in a fair and equitabl...

10 Reasons Why an Amicable Divorce can go Sideways

Posted:  Oct 17, 2019
There are no guarantees when it comes to a marriage lasting happily ever after regardless of our early hopes. Unfortunately, divorce rates are increasing among spouses at age 50 or older and may ultimately be the soundest route for partners at any time throughout a union. Primarily, most couples are intent on avoiding drama associated with divorce and want to make a separation as smooth a...

When Are You Legally Common Law?

Posted:  Oct 17, 2019
More people are increasingly choosing to cohabitate rather than seal the deal with a marriage license and expensive wedding ceremony. This leaves many couples unaware of the legalities of common law marriages, and indeed, uncertain they are technically common law or not. According to ‘What is a spouse’ at What is a spouse? - Province of British Columbia, you are a spouse under the BC Fami...

Why Choose Stevens for Real Estate Law

Posted:  Sep 20, 2019
Purchasing a big-ticket item, such as a new home, can be both an exciting and an extremely stressful time. In a real estate transaction, you want to be informed and avoid any unexpected surprises that can make things go sideways. Hiring an experienced real estate lawyer can offer you a clear picture of the entire process and provide you with valuable resources that deliver you more efficient...

10 Benefits of Mediation

Posted:  Aug 9, 2019
Mediation is a primary alternative to heading to court through the process of resolving disputes between two parties. A mediator meets with individuals caught up in the dispute to talk, often in an informal setting, and work toward a mutually satisfying settlement. Unquestionably, emotions can run high when problems arise, escalating out of control, thereby making it difficult to deliberate issue...
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