A trust is a relationship you can establish in which you give another party, the trustee, the right to hold title to your property and assets on behalf of a beneficiary. This provides legal protection to your assets and ensures that those assets are distributed according to your wishes. When you meet with a lawyer…Read More Here!
When it comes to planning and preparing a will, you know you will have to appoint someone to take care of your estate and wishes when you are gone. The most important rule of choosing an executor is to choose someone you trust. However, there is often a lot of “importance” placed on this role…Read More Here!
Drafting a legal will can seem like a simple inconvenience of a daunting ordeal – but it is absolutely essential if you want to have a say in who inherits your property, sentimental valuables, and even unpleasant things like your debts. If left undone, there are regulations in place that ensure some very minor protection…Read More Here!
Have you been living with a significant other for an extended period of time? You may not know it, but you could be living in a common-law living arrangement under the eyes of the law and a cohabitation agreement may help. This label entitles each member of the relationship to minimal protection in the case…Read More Here!
No one really wants to talk about death or serious illness but the stress and discomfort of having these types of conversations are nothing compared to facing these issues without proper legal documentation put into place. If you have an elderly family member, you’ve probably thought about whether or not they have a power of…Read More Here!
Many people consider the terms “divorce” and “separation” to be interchangeable – but this is not the case. At the most basic level, a divorce means that you are no longer legally married while separation indicates that you and your spouse are living separate lives but are still legally married under the court. While this…Read More Here!
When you live in Edmonton, it’s likely that you have to deal with your neighbors in some capacity. Hopefully, these dealings are pleasant and friendly but differences in lifestyle, misunderstandings and other factors may lead to neighbor disputes. How far these disputes go depends on your unique situation but it helps to know what steps…Read More Here!
Life happens and, whether you are a landlord or a tenant, certain situations may have you considering ending a lease early. But how does this work in Alberta? What are the rules? Generally speaking, a lease agreement is a legally binding contract. However, there are certain instances where leases can be ended early provided they…Read More Here!
Dying wishes are the last things anyone wants to think about, especially those who are young and young at heart. The truth is that, regardless of your age, it’s important to get your life’s assets in order and start thinking about setting up a will, a power of attorney, and a personal directive – just…Read More Here!
When someone you love dies, it can be difficult to navigate the process of grieving while handling the personal and legal details following that death – especially if the responsibility of doing so falls directly on you. The amount of work it takes to settle a loved one’s affairs can be quite a shock –…Read More Here!