Lease agreements are a common legal document that is signed between a landlord and tenant, whether in a residential or business rental capacity. Like any contract, a lease agreement can be intimidating and confusing. However, these agreements are not designed to be contractual traps. They should be straightforward and concise when detailing the particulars of…Read More Here!
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!
A personal directive is a legal document used to name someone to make personal decisions for you if you’re incapable due to illness or injury. In the province of Alberta, personal directives are used instead of living wills to ensure that personal decisions can be made for you if you suffer a serious injury or…Read More Here!
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!
Have you ever thought about creating a power of attorney? A power of attorney is a document in which one person appoints someone else to act on his or her behalf. This individual is known as the “donor” while the appointed person is known as the “attorney”. Many individuals choose to create a power of…Read More Here!
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!
Keeping your will up-to-date is crucial in order for the process of dividing your estate to go smoothly following your death. Things change over the years and so too can your decisions regarding who is to receive benefits from your will. The decision to remove a beneficiary from a will is usually not an easy…Read More Here!
Many citizens, not just lawyers, are certified with some amount of legal power or recognition. Two of these positions are Notary Public and Commissioner of Oaths— and you may encounter a need for one or both at different stages of life. The following guide will walk you through the instances where you would need each…Read More Here!
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!
When it comes to starting new employment with a company, most employers will require that you sign an employment contract. This type of contract ensures that employee and employer rights and responsibilities are understood by both parties. Even if you do not sign an official contract with an employer, certain rules and rights still apply….Read More Here!