Your Essential Guide to Relocating to British Columbia: Resources and Tips
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by Simpson Thomas
6M ago
If you’re planning to move to British Columbia (B.C.), you’re likely excited and perhaps a bit overwhelmed. This comprehensive guide will help you navigate the resources you’ll need to make your transition as smooth as possible. Understanding British Columbia British Columbia is a province known for its stunning landscapes, vibrant cities, and a multicultural society. It offers a wealth of opportunities, from advanced education to a thriving job market. Whether you’re drawn to the bustling city life of Vancouver or the serene beauty of the province’s vast wilderness, B.C. has something for eve ..read more
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Navigating Life in British Columbia: A Newcomer’s Guide
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by Simpson Thomas
8M ago
Immigration to British Columbia Life in B.C.: What Newcomers Can Expect Moving to a new place can be both exciting and overwhelming, especially when it’s as diverse and vibrant as British Columbia (B.C.), Canada. If you’re planning to make B.C. your new home, here’s a glimpse of what you can expect. Embracing the Culture B.C. is a cultural mosaic, home to people from all over the world. This multiculturalism is reflected in its food, festivals, and community events. Whether it’s the vibrant Vaisakhi parade in Surrey, the Dragon Boat Festival in Vancouver, or the Indigenous cultural celebration ..read more
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Crafting a Child-Centric Holiday Visitation Schedule Post-Divorce
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by Mel Chaudhary
8M ago
How to create a holiday visitation schedule After separation and divorce, visitation schedules over the holidays can be a source of tension. Deviating from the regular parenting schedule can cause confusion and conflict. Here are tips for creating a holiday visitation schedule that reduces stress and frustration for parents and increases the joy of the holidays for children. What factors should you consider? The best interests of your children are always the top factor in making parenting arrangements. Consider your children’s ages, religious beliefs, and important family traditions when decid ..read more
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Navigating Liability Waivers in Personal Injury Claims
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by Mel Chaudhary
8M ago
Liability Waivers: Can I still make a claim for personal injury if I signed a waiver? Liability waivers can impact your legal rights, but you should never assume that you can’t make a personal injury claim just because you signed one. A liability waiver may be invalid and unenforceable, or it may not cover the type of activity or risk that caused your injury—meaning you may still be able to make a claim for compensation. What is a waiver and how does it affect my rights? Companies and businesses use a liability waiver, sometimes referred to as a release, as a type of contract to shield themsel ..read more
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What makes for a good family lawyer?
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by Adam Ueland
9M ago
There is so much at stake when your relationship breaks down. Parenting, child support, spousal support, division of property and debt, and family violence are just some of the issues that can arise. When you are in the midst of a separation or divorce, it is difficult to know what steps to take. A good family lawyer will guide you through the process, protecting you and your legal rights and helping you achieve a fair resolution. What does a family law lawyer do? What your family lawyer does for you depends on your unique needs and the family law issues you are facing. That being said, all go ..read more
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Entitlements After Job Termination: What You Should Know?
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by Stephen Yung
9M ago
Entitlements After Job Termination: Know Your Rights Many employees don’t know their rights (Termination Entitlements) when their job ends. This period can be scary and stressful. Do you qualify for severance and benefits after a firing? If yes, what amount should you get? Your employment situation, including your job type and the reason for termination, determines the answers to these questions. Let’s explore the factors that can influence your severance and benefits after a firing. Are you covered by BC’s Employment Standard Act? The Employment Standards Act (“ESA”) is the law in BC that pro ..read more
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Unlocking the Mystery of Waivers
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by Simpson Thomas
9M ago
Waivers and Consequences – A Journey through Emotions and Consequences Imagine standing at the edge of an exhilarating adventure. Embark on a caring journey. Create joyful memories with your family. In these moments of heightened emotions, we place our trust in service providers, seeking transparency, safety, security, and support. But what role do waivers play in these transactions? How can they impact our lives and what steps can we take to protect ourselves? Let’s embark on an engaging exploration to discover the answers about waivers and consequences. The Role of Waivers in Adventure and H ..read more
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Work Culture at Simpson, Thomas and Associates
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by Ravneet Bhatti
9M ago
At Simpson Thomas and Associates, our work culture stands out. We believe in creating an environment that fosters respect, teamwork, and growth. But what makes our culture truly unique? Flexibility and Balance Understanding the importance of work-life harmony, we’ve set our core business hours from 9 am to 5 pm. Yet, we’re not rigid. We support our team to discuss their preferred schedules. This adaptability ensures our clients receive prompt service while our team enjoys a balanced life. Continuous Growth We’re not just about today; we’re about the future. We regularly support our employees i ..read more
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Waivers in Personal Injury Law
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by Simpson Thomas
9M ago
Exploring the Intersection of Emotions and Legal Consequences When embarking on thrilling adventures, caring journeys, or cherished family memories, trust in service providers is paramount. Discover how waivers influence these experiences, their legal ramifications, and the precautions personal injury law service seekers should consider. Join our personal injury law firm Simpson, Thomas and Associates, on an engaging exploration of Waivers in Personal Injury Law’ complexities and their implications on your well-being. The Emotional Turmoil Experience the rush of adrenaline during skydiving or ..read more
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Canada Day: Strengthening Community Bonds through Legal Advocacy
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by Simpson Thomas
9M ago
Simpson Thomas and Associates is a dedicated law firm in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. We’re proud to be a key part of our community. Canada Day represents unity and on this day, we focus on the importance of legal support. We believe in building community bonds and promoting a just society. Legal Empowerment: Giving a Voice to the Vulnerable In our commitment to the community, we recognize the need for legal empowerment. This is vital for those marginalized or facing challenges. Our practice areas include personal injury, family law, and employment law. We aim to voice the concerns ..read more
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