8 Reasons to Start a Trust

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Posted by heritagelaw on May 1, 2022 in Blog, Wills & Estate

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!

What Happens if I Don’t have a Will in Alberta?

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Posted by heritagelawoffices on Dec 9, 2021 in Blog, Wills & Estate

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!

How to Talk to Your Family About Power of Attorney

Posted by heritagelaw on Nov 17, 2021 in Blog, Wills & Estate

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!

What Is The Difference Between Divorce & Separation?

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Posted by heritagelawoffices on Oct 28, 2021 in Blog, Divorce Law, Family Law

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!

Neighbor Disputes in Edmonton – When to Seek Legal Action

Posted by heritagelaw on Oct 17, 2021 in Blog, Real Estate Law

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!

Ending a Lease Early in Alberta – What Are the Rules?

Posted by heritagelaw on Sep 17, 2021 in Blog, Real Estate Law

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!