Posted by Jun 15, 2017 in Blog on
As a business owner or employer, you are obligated to fulfill certain requirements set out by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Among these responsibilities are remitting payroll deductions, paying all relevant goods and services tax (GST) and running your finances in an ethical manner. Refusing to abide tax laws or abusing loopholes is known as…Read More Here!
Posted by Jun 1, 2017 in Blog on
When it comes to settling residential matters, it can become very personal in short order. It is best for both tenants and landlords to be familiar with their rights in order to avoid sensitive situations. If you fall into either category, consult Heritage Law’s guide below for a quick introduction to tenant and landlord rights….Read More Here!
Posted by May 15, 2017 in Blog on
Generally, the justice system breaks down into two major categories: criminal law and civil law. Between TV judges and action movies, some members of the general public may have a skewed perception of how these two forms of law function. Read on for Heritage Law’s guide to the definitive differences between the criminal and civil…Read More Here!
Posted by May 1, 2017 in Blog on
When it comes to seeking legal help, there are seemingly endless choices. Worse yet, dealing with a bigger law firm can be just as frustrating for clients as it can be intimidating. Small to mid-size law firms fill the need for personable, dedicated legal representation and advice– often without the premium you pay when opting…Read More Here!
Posted by Apr 18, 2017 in Blog on
Common law relationships are quickly becoming mainstream, leaving many people misinformed on just how it works from a legal standpoint. Never fear, Heritage Law is here to bust some myths– read on for more! MYTH #1: “Only a marriage qualifies for a prenuptial agreement.” The truth is… in most provinces, common law relationships can indeed…Read More Here!
Posted by Apr 3, 2017 in Blog on
It’s hard nowadays to find someone who doesn’t consider their pet a member of the family. But what happens to pets when a couple separates or divorces? While there is no specific legislation that currently deals with the concept of pet custody, there is an emerging trend in which people are taking their partner to…Read More Here!
Posted by Mar 21, 2017 in Blog on
Families come in all shapes and sizes, so it makes sense that the legal definition in Canada reflects this. The current family definitions allow for inclusiveness of single-parent families, stepfamilies, common law or AIR unions, and more. Census Family Definition A census family refers to the following: A married couple of opposite or same sex…Read More Here!
Posted by Mar 7, 2017 in Blog on
It’s a common question – what’s the difference between being married and being in a common law relationship? While there are many similarities, there are some differences that are worth noting! Read on for Heritage Law’s guide to the two relationship types and how they differ from one another. Common Law (Adult Interdependent Relationship) In…Read More Here!
Posted by Feb 16, 2017 in Blog on
If the time has come to find a divorce lawyer, there are serious consequences to consider no matter your state of mind. What’s Heritage Law’s best advice? Take your time! Patience almost always results in a better outcome– beyond that, refer to our five tips below and ensure you are well represented through this important…Read More Here!
Posted by Feb 2, 2017 in Blog on
With diverse relationships and nontraditional living arrangements becoming the norm, there are more and more questions about the laws surrounding cohabitation. “Common law” is a household term for a couple that has lived together long-term but are not legally married. In Alberta, “common law” has been considered outdated ever since the Adult Interdependent Relationships Act…Read More Here!