Heritage Law

220 – 545 Clyde Avenue
West Vancouver, BC V7T 1C5

Phone: 778-786-0615
Fax: 778-786-0616
Email: info@bcheritagelaw.com

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Presentation on Elder Law Mediation to the CBA BC Branch ADR Section

Nicole Garton of Heritage Law will present to the CBA BC Branch Alternative Dispute Resolution Section on Elder Law Mediation at its March meeting. Elder and guardianship mediation is a new and growing field of practice that is also fraught with complex legal and ethical considerations for the mediator. This presentation will highlight the particular sensitivity [...]

By | February 17th, 2012|Elder Law, Events, mediation, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Presentation on Elder Law Mediation to the CBA BC Branch ADR Section

Breakfast Seminar for Counselors on Upcoming Changes to Family Law Arbitration in BC

Please join us over coffee and muffins to hear family law lawyer Carlos Garcia, LL.B/JD, LL.M. of Heritage Law discuss upcoming changes to family law arbitration in BC. The Commercial Arbitration Act, soon to be called the Arbitration Act, has been amended under the new Family Law Act to explicitly provide for the arbitration of [...]

By | February 17th, 2012|Arbitration, Events, Family Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Breakfast Seminar for Counselors on Upcoming Changes to Family Law Arbitration in BC

Free Family Law Legal Clinic for North Shore Residents

Are you considering separation or divorce? Family law lawyer Carlos Garcia, LL.B./JD, LL.M. of Heritage Law is offering a one day free legal clinic to North Shore residents to provide information you need to know to help you get through a difficult time. Bring your questions with respect to: custody and parenting; support payments; property [...]

By | February 17th, 2012|Events, Family Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Free Family Law Legal Clinic for North Shore Residents

Mediating with Technology: Opportunities and Risks

Technology can significantly enhance your mediation practice in terms of facilitating autonomy, accessing remote clients and increasing the efficiency of your practice. That said, proper risk management procedures must be put in place to ensure the security of your practice and to protect confidential client information. This concise overview will outline the various technology options [...]

By | February 17th, 2012|Events, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Mediating with Technology: Opportunities and Risks

Trends in Law Practice Management – Calculating the Risks

Presented by the CBA's Legal Profession Assistance Conference, the Canadian Lawyers Insurance Association and the National Law Practice Management and Technology Section live via webconference The advantages of cloud computing, virtual or online law practices and unbundling of legal services are getting a lot of press – convenience to clients, reduced overhead expenses, remote access, [...]

By | February 17th, 2012|Events, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Trends in Law Practice Management – Calculating the Risks

Reflections of a Divorce Lawyer: The Utility (and Not) of Email Exchanges Between Spouses as Evidence

In matrimonial proceedings, our clients often provide us volumes of email exchanges between the separated spouses which purport to be helpful to the cause.  According to them, the missives, for example, show how the other side is denying access or deliberately concealing income, or whatever other issue is in contention. Indeed, sometimes the exchanges are [...]

By | February 2nd, 2012|Family Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Reflections of a Divorce Lawyer: The Utility (and Not) of Email Exchanges Between Spouses as Evidence

New Family Law Act to set parentage rules for surrogacy

BC’s new Family Law Act will – for the first time in BC history – set rules about parentage when children are conceived using assisted reproduction. The potential surrogate and intended parent(s) must enter an agreement before the child is born. The intended parent(s) will be the legal parents if no one withdraws from the agreement before birth, the surrogate gives written consent to surrender the child when the child is born, and the intended parent(s) take the child into their care.

By | January 30th, 2012|Reproductive Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Family Law Act to set parentage rules for surrogacy

New BC Family Law Act to define who legal parents are when a sperm donor, egg donor or embryo donor is used

BC’s new Family Law Act will – for the first time in BC history – set rules about parentage when children are conceived using assisted reproduction. The birth mother and her spouse will be the legal parents, and the donor will not be a legal parety only on the basis of donation.

By | January 30th, 2012|Reproductive Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on New BC Family Law Act to define who legal parents are when a sperm donor, egg donor or embryo donor is used

Canadian Centre for Elder Law announces the online launch of its report, Elder and Guardianship Mediation

Generously funded by the Law Foundation of British Columbia, this report is the first comprehensive and internationally comparative study of elder and guardianship mediation in Canada. As a person ages, mediation may be used to resolve disagreements in the context of estate planning, financial planning, organizing caregiving, developing a housing plan, discussing lifestyle choices—varied circumstances where [...]

By | January 12th, 2012|Elder Law, mediation, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Canadian Centre for Elder Law announces the online launch of its report, Elder and Guardianship Mediation

Monique Shebbeare interviewed on CKNW About Sperm Donors

CKNW - Sept15-11 - 1.30pm- Interview with Monique (part 1) CKNW - Sept15-11 - 1.40pm - Interview with Monique (part 2) Sperm donors are used by heterosexual couples with fertility challenges, by same-sex couples and by single women. What are the implications? In this interview, CKNW host Simi Sara and I discuss: Recent reports of [...]

By | October 23rd, 2011|Adoption, Reproductive Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Monique Shebbeare interviewed on CKNW About Sperm Donors