May 1, 2006

Pension Division on Marriage Breakdown: A Ten Year Review of Part 6 of the Family Relations Act

For the most up-to-date information on this subject, check out the 4th Edition of this report published in March 2017. 

Viatical Settlements

A viatical settlement is a transaction where a terminally ill individual who owns a life insurance policy sells it to a third party. The third party agrees to pay the insured individual an amount that is less than the value of the insurance policy, and to pay the premiums of Read more…

March 6, 2006

Unnecessary Requirements for Sworn Statements

This project revisited work done in the 1970s by the Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. It examined requirements imposed by statute or regulation to provide a sworn statement as part of an out of court transaction. The project classified these requirements using an eleven category classification system developed by Read more…

February 6, 2006

Reverse Mortgages

A reverse mortgage is a type of loan made to senior citizen homeowners, allowing them to use their homes as collateral to get cash. No payments on the loan are due until the homeowner dies, or the home is sold or abandoned. Interest is added to the loan balance over Read more…