LABOUR LAW: How to terminate someone legally

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

No matter the industry, businesses must regularly hire new employees, promote existing ones and transition as others move on– but they may also have reason to cut ties with a particular person (or sometimes even many people). In these cases, it is extremely important for the business to follow every step of the process cautiously….Read More Here!

4 Essential Questions to Ask Before Switching Lawyers or Law Firms

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Jun 15, 2018 in Blog

While some people may be patrons of the same lawyer or law firm for their entire lives– some even across generations– there are just as many people that have decided to seek out a second legal opinion, often changing their legal representation in the process. Most of us have seen a legal drama play out…Read More Here!

What is considered my property when I own a home?

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

For many people, taking possession of a home is thought to be the ultimate achievement of independence and self-reliance. It is an exciting time, but it can be easy to miss some of the finer points of home ownership. One such aspect is the definition of property– just what physical area is considered your home?…Read More Here!

KNOW THE DIFFERENCE: Notary Public vs. Commissioner of Oaths

Posted by heritagelawoffices on May 26, 2018 in Blog, Notary

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!

How to break up with your business partner

Posted by heritagelawoffices on May 15, 2018 in Blog, Commercial Law

Just like all other interpersonal relationships, business relationships may come to a natural end. This does not have to be a difficult process, although it may seem overwhelming at times– especially if only one party is seeking independence. Dependant on your situation, dissolving a partnership may even help your company grow financially. Has your business arrived…Read More Here!

Traveling Abroad with Children: Consent Letters & Custody

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Posted by heritagelawoffices on Apr 30, 2018 in Blog, Family Law

Legally, Canada considers a child to be anyone under the age of 18 or 19 (depending on the province or territory of residence). Due to modern lifestyles and the shrinking world, Canadian children of all ages are able to experience almost all forms of travel and exploration. It is truly an amazing time to be…Read More Here!

Top 5 Things to Know When Estate Planning

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Apr 16, 2018 in Blog, Wills & Estate

Estate planning is an unpleasant topic, but anyone who has been through it knows how difficult it is to settle an estate left without a will or other essential directives. Organizing and streamlining your own estate process is one of the most valuable gifts you can leave your beneficiaries. While estate planning is a complex…Read More Here!

Who Can Notarize A Document?

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Apr 6, 2018 in Blog, Notary

While it may not be common knowledge, there are many instances in life where someone will need a notarized document. If you are not familiar with the process, it can be an unpleasant surprise if left to the last minute. Like all practicing lawyers, most of us at Heritage Law are notaries public. If you…Read More Here!

History of Prenuptial Agreements

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Mar 5, 2018 in Blog, Family Law

You may not think it, but the first prenuptial agreement of which we have record goes back two millennia and was written with hieroglyphs! While divorce, settlements and alimony seem like modern problems– they very well could have existed hand-in-hand with the practice of lifelong commitment. Likewise prenuptial agreements have their roots in ancient civilizations,…Read More Here!