SMP Law recognizes that Estate law is an emotionally charged area of law and we will assist you through the maze of your Estate Law issues with legal guidance made SiMPle. SMP Law approaches Estate Law in a manner that ensures each client feels that his or her interests have been effectively represented.
Shawn and his team have been an absolutely pleasure to work with. They have been there with me every step, full support and understanding, never letting me cave in, being very flexible with my own personal situation. The are kind, empathetic and extremely knowledgeable. I highly recommend Shawn and his team and do so any chance I get.
Shawn and his is SMP Team represented my family on two complex cases and through my experience his team was there to get us through these difficult times. One of the cases my father passed away several years ago and his place of Employment cut his severance and retirement short, which my Mother was the beneficiary. Shawn and his team empathized with my mother’s situation making her and us feel comfortable through the process during such a difficult time, especially after a loss. Shawn and his team are consummate professionals who handled my mother’s case with a great deal of care while being diligent, detailed oriented in their research and delivery to reward her a settlement outcome she deserved. My experience with Shawn is his Team has been truly golden as his team makes you feel super comfortable. They are about bringing best around bringing the human aspect and looking after the well-being of their clients first and providing valued results. In a recent case Shawn’s and his team demonstrated the same level of consistency and professionalism. I would recommend SMP Law for anyone who needs representation hands down. Source: Google Review 5 stars
SMP LAW was the most accommodating and empathetic experience I could’ve ever felt! They took my matter seriously from the first phone call and gave me an experience of confidence that they would have my best intention! Shawn Philbert is an exceptional lawyer and gentlemen, really making my first time dealing with everything from personal concerns with my mental and physical health through this league process. To keeping me in the loop with every single step we would take! Shawn defended not just my name, but defended my innocence as a person. Above anything I could have asked from him! Source: Google Review 5 stars
SMP Law honours Orange Shirt Day for Truth and Reconciliation. SMP Law is wearing orange today to remember the Indigenous children whose lives were lost at residential schools. We honour the victims, survivors and the families and communities impacted.
As the term “parental alienation” is gaining popularity in the court system, it is becoming more and more important to ensure that the term does not mask intimate partner violence (IPV). Unfortunately, the defense to a parental alienation allegation can sometimes be misused to draw attention away from IPV, with detrimental results for families and children experiencing IPV.
When you're out on the hunt for the perfect home in K-W, you'll be faced with countless decisions. One of the first things to consider is whether you’d prefer a newer home or an older home.
Custody reversal refers to the removal of children from one parent into the sole custody of the other parent – either temporarily or permanently. This court ordered decision can occur for a variety of reasons, one of them being in severe cases of parental alienation.
You only get one chance to make a great first impression when selling your home! When you put your home on the market, your goal is to sell it quickly and for the most amount of money possible. Properly staging your home will create an amazing first impression that will generate a huge buzz!
SMP Law is a proud sponsor of the Over “N” Under Car Club - again! We continue to enjoy sponsoring such a fun organization and see all of the fantastic automobiles and to meet some great people who share a passion for cars.
The historical arrangement of parenting time being only every other weekend and one evening during the week for a parent is not the only option and in many cases not a preferred option. There are many variations to what your parenting time can look like, and you can be creative with this as long as you keep in mind the best interests of your child(ren).
Your backyard’s the perfect place to take a break from the hectic pace of everyday life. After a long day, picture yourself unwinding in your backyard, reclining on a lounger, and being serenaded by the soothing sound of flowing water. Adding a water feature to your garden not only transforms your backyard into an oasis of tranquillity, but it may also increase the value of your home!
Shawn Philbert of SMP Law is very excited to be coaching this year for Mixed U15 Royal Milton Magic Soccer! The season has begun and SMP Law looks forward to having fun, teaching new skills and being part of the community.
When in the middle of a separation or divorce, if you are working with a lawyer, you will likely be asked “what do you envision your parenting plan moving forward?” This can be a very overwhelming question and difficult to even begin to imagine what you would like to see in your parenting plan. The following posts in this series will break down specific parts of a parenting plan with the goal of providing insight into creating an effective parenting plan.
It’s important to carefully consider the pros and cons before purchasing a condo. Condos appeal to everyone from young urbanites who want to be in the heart of the action to seniors who look forward to enjoying their golden years playing tennis and relaxing by the pool. Checkout what Hi.Tech Real Estate posted in their March newsletter about purchasing a condo.
Recently, SMP Law has seen a surge in cases where clients have reported being falsely accused of certain criminal offences by their separated spouses. These are serious allegations anytime they are made but they have additional challenges when you are in the middle of a separation or divorce.
The Bank of Canada increases interest rates and continues quantitative tightening. Checkout what Hi.Tech Real Estate posted in their February newsletter about The Bank of Canada Rates.
We all receive a ton of email every day, particularly in our junk folders. Many of us pay no attention to our junk folders. But what happens if we are in litigation? Check Your Junk Folder!
A little advanced planning will help keep you sane during your renovation. If you're thinking about renovating your home, you’ll want to try and consider some of the smaller details before things get underway. Careful planning will not only allow you to hold onto your sanity during the upheaval but it will also ensure you get the best bang for your buck!
We exist in a culture that encourages freedom of speech. We now use social media to convey every thought with little time for reflection before pressing send. How does a parent’s freedom of speech get impacted when posting about his/her children?
SMP Law takes a look back at some significant cases in 2022. These successful cases are a just a few to highlight the amazing year we had with our clients.
SMP Law is wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season as we close in on another year. We are looking forward to 2023! Please be advised that SMP Law will be closed for the Christmas Holidays effective 12:00 p.m. on Thursday December 22, 2022 through to 9:00 a.m. on Monday January 9, 2023.