Termination of Lease Agreements – What Are the Rules?

Posted by heritagelaw on Jun 3, 2020 in Blog, Real Estate Law

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!

The Difference Between Criminal Law & Civil Law

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Posted by heritagelawoffices on May 15, 2020 in Blog, Civil Litigation

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!

What is a Personal Directive and When Do I Need One?

Posted by heritagelaw on May 3, 2020 in Blog, Wills & Estate

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!

Who Gets the Pet in a Divorce?

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Posted by heritagelawoffices on Apr 3, 2020 in Blog, Divorce Law

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!

What Are The Types of Power of Attorney?

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Posted by heritagelaw on Apr 3, 2020 in Blog, Wills & Estate

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!

What’s The Difference Between Marriage & Common Law?

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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?

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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!

Why Employees Need Up-to-Date Contracts

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Posted by heritagelaw on Jan 3, 2020 in Blog, Employment Law

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!