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!

How to Prepare for a Lawyer Consultation

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Dec 1, 2018 in Blog

So you finally made the call and you are scheduled to meet a lawyer or similar professional for a consultation on a legal matter. This is a major first step in achieving your goals– always treat a legal consultation seriously and make the most of your time. For help doing this, read the guide from…Read More Here!

Legal Responsibilities of Being a Tenant or a Landlord

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Nov 19, 2018 in Blog, Real Estate Law

The act of renting a property is familiar to most people: one party owns and maintains a property, while the other pays regularly for the freedom to live there. Still, it is not uncommon to see inexperienced landlords and tenants alike make mistakes or incorrect assumptions when it comes to their respective roles. Before entering…Read More Here!

Unmarried Couples Buying Property Together

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Nov 1, 2018 in Blog, Family Law, Real Estate Law

As a couple, you may have the combined funds or borrowing power to acquire a property, but just because you can does not mean you should! You must compare you and your partner’s plans for the future, as well as your individual earning potential and any savings you are bringing to the table. Buying a property…Read More Here!

6 Legal Benefits of Getting Married

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Oct 15, 2018 in Blog, Family Law

Getting hitched, tying the knot, making it official– these are just some of the diverse terms used to colourfully describe the legal act of marriage. Whether you have a blowout wedding reception or an exotic elopement, if you reside in Alberta you are obligated to sign a marriage certificate if you wish to be considered…Read More Here!

When to Hire a Lawyer

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Sep 15, 2018 in Blog

There are countless events in life where you may require the services of a legal professional, so the term “hire a lawyer” is a general one. From contracts to court cases, every lawyer has their specialization– and they may have even further specialties within that. The following article is simply a few samples of when…Read More Here!

History of Employment Law in Canada

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Aug 16, 2018 in Blog, Employment Law

Employment law covers a wide range of regulations and protections that are constantly evolving to best serve both the Canadian economy and its workers. While each case is unique, modern legal standards stand on centuries of previous cases and decisions that make up the history of employment law in Canada. Are you interested in reflecting…Read More Here!

Maternity Leave & Rights: 4 Things to Know

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Aug 1, 2018 in Blog, Employment Law

Maternity leave is a subject that is rightly discussed with sensitivity but was not always accepted as a basic human right. Therefore, employers and employees alike should take any form of paternal leave and its associated laws very seriously. The encroachment or waiving of these rights could mean you are not getting what is owed…Read More Here!

CONTRACTORS & EMPLOYEES: What Are The Differences?

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Jul 15, 2018 in Blog, Employment Law

If you work for any amount of pay, you are essentially selling your labour to another person or group of people. Since this is a very old practice, modern labour laws have roots in some of the most ancient texts. Being remunerated fairly has become a basic human right, though some still try to circumvent…Read More Here!