How Are Assets Divided in a Divorce?

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Dec 15, 2017 in Blog, Divorce Law, Family Law

When a couple decides to file for divorce, one of the biggest things that needs to be dealt with is the division of assets – both individual and joint. Read on to learn more about how assets are divided in a divorce in Alberta. The Matrimonial Property Act While divorce in Canada is a federal…Read More Here!

What is An Adult Interdependent Relationship?

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Dec 1, 2017 in Blog, Family Law

We know – it’s a long, confusing phrase. But the good news is that you probably already know about Adult Interdependent Relationships, just by their former name of “common-law relationships”. In 2003, the Albertan Government introduced the Adult Interdependent Relationships Act, which effectively removed the usage of the term “common-law” from Alberta laws. Read on…Read More Here!

How to Choose the Right Executor

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Nov 15, 2017 in Blog, Family Law, Wills & Estate

The executor of your estate is able to perform all the legal tasks on your behalf after you pass away. Things like paying bills, filing income tax, terminating credit cards and distributing your assets all fall under the responsibility of your executor. Clearly, this is an important job, and choosing the right person to act…Read More Here!

Why You Need a Lawyer When Buying a New Home Build

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Nov 1, 2017 in Blog, Real Estate Law

Purchasing a new home build is much different than purchasing a previously owned home. There are a number of added steps to a new home build that can make the process extra confusing for someone who doesn’t deal with this stuff regularly. It’s these added steps and confusion that make it incredibly important to include…Read More Here!

5 Tips for Planning Your Estate

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Oct 15, 2017 in Blog, Wills & Estate

Planning for a time when you are no longer around can be difficult to do, which is why many people continue to die without a proper plan for their estate in place. More than just writing a will, planning your estate will ensure stress on your loved ones is minimized and that your wishes are…Read More Here!

Online Will Packages Vs. Hiring A Lawyer

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Oct 1, 2017 in Blog, Wills & Estate

Because of their sensitive nature, wills don’t always get the attention they deserve. While you’re able to write your own will, doing so can sometimes mean missing some important details that can have some less than ideal results. Join Heritage Law as they outline when to go DIY and when you should chat with a…Read More Here!

How Do You Change or Set Power of Attorney?

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Sep 15, 2017 in Blog, Family Law, Wills & Estate

A power of attorney (POA) is a document in which you, the donor, appoints another person (the attorney) to act on your behalf in legal and financial affairs. The amount of power given to your attorney can be broad or specific, but regardless of the amount of control you decide to give your attorney, it’s…Read More Here!

What Is a Property Agreement?

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Sep 1, 2017 in Blog, Real Estate Law

A property agreement is a written document that determines dispersal and ownership of one or both partner’s property. This document highlights who ultimately owns what, and how property should be dealt with in the case of separation, divorce or death. The options for how property is divided are almost limitless. Whether you want to keep…Read More Here!

How To Resolve A Landlord & Tenant Dispute

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Aug 15, 2017 in Blog, Real Estate Law

When you enter into a tenancy agreement, both the landlord and tenant agree to certain responsibilities. If these responsibilities aren’t being met, disputes may arise. Tenancy disputes are a common part of renting, and while many of these issues are minor in nature, it’s important to know what steps to take to ensure a solution…Read More Here!