BACK IN THE COHABIT: The Importance of Cohabitation Agreements

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Dec 2, 2021 in Blog, Family Law

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!

What Is The Difference Between Divorce & Separation?

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!

What Are the Legal Steps for Separation and Divorce in Alberta?

Posted by heritagelaw on May 22, 2021 in Blog, Family Law

Did you know that Alberta has the highest rate of divorce in the country? There are many legitimate reasons why married couples choose to divorce. With divorce being a more common occurrence than it was decades ago, it has become more widely accepted within our society. Why stay married if you are not happy? Thankfully,…Read More Here!

What’s The Difference Between Marriage & Common Law?

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Mar 7, 2020 in Blog, Family Law

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 Alberta, a…Read More Here!

What is an Uncontested Divorce?

Posted by heritagelaw on Feb 3, 2020 in Blog, Family Law

Did you know that 4 out of 10 first time marriages in Canada end in divorce? No matter the reason for ending a marriage, most couples seek to do so in a way that is easy and stress free. As long as you and your spouse can be respectful of each other, it is possible…Read More Here!

What Does a Family Lawyer Do?

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Nov 24, 2019 in Blog, Family Law

When searching for a lawyer, diving into seemingly endless listings and online reviews can be overwhelming. The first step is to identify what field of law your lawyer should practice– from advertising to water, law covers it all… including family! Family law may sound like an afternoon playing “courtroom” with the kids, but it is…Read More Here!

What Rights Do Non-Romantic Adult Interdependent Relationships Have?

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Feb 7, 2019 in Blog, Family Law

The introduction of the Adult Interdependent Relationships Act provides a legal recognition of the relationship between two people who are not married. However, in order for the relationship to be recognized by law, it must meet certain characteristics. One of the most common misunderstandings is people assume an adult interdependent relationship must be romantic, when…Read More Here!

KNOW THE DIFFERENCE: Common Law vs. Adult Interdependent Relationship

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Feb 2, 2019 in Blog, Family Law

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 is not legally married. In Alberta, “common law” has been considered outdated ever since the Adult Interdependent Relationships Act…Read More Here!

Palimony: A Legal Option for Unmarried Couples

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Jan 7, 2019 in Blog, Family Law

Palimony is essentially alimony for unmarried couples who have been living together for a period of time. These alimony-like support payments are sometimes made available to unmarried couples who have decided to separate. Whether it’s monthly payments or one lump sum, it’s worth chatting with your lawyer to see how palimony works in your province….Read More Here!