Under British Columbia’s Family Law Act, the rule of thumb is that all ‘family property’ will be divided equally between spouses when they separate.  There are obvious exceptions to this rule, which will be covered in a future blog, but that does beg the question was is ‘family property? The easiest way to answer that is to discuss what IS NOT included as family property for the purposes of property division.

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The Civil Resolutions Tribunal (the “CRT”) is an innovative, online only tribunal that is unique to British Columbia. So what can the CRT do for you?

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Prior to June 10, 2019 receiving a violation ticket in British Columbia would not affect your insurance rates.  Instead ICBC would collect revenue from certain offences and points by conducting a calculation under either the Driver Penalty Point Premium program or the Driver Risk Premium program.  Point premiums are assessed based on how many points are on a person’s driving record in a given year.  Driving risk premiums are assessed depending on whether the person has a high-risk driving offence (excessive speeding, use of electronic device, or driving without due care/consideration), motor vehicle criminal conviction or roadside suspension.

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