5 Benefits of Using a Smaller Law Firm

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Blog

When it comes to seeking legal help, there are seemingly endless choices. Worse yet, dealing with a bigger law firm can be just as frustrating for clients as it can be intimidating. Small to mid-size law firms fill the need for personable, dedicated legal representation and advice– often without the premium you pay when opting…Read More Here!

5 COMMON MYTHS ABOUT COMMON LAW RELATIONSHIPS

Posted by on Apr 18, 2017 in Blog, Family Law

Common law relationships are quickly becoming mainstream, leaving many people misinformed on just how it works from a legal standpoint. Never fear, Heritage Law is here to bust some myths– read on for more! MYTH #1: “Only a marriage qualifies for a prenuptial agreement.” The truth is… in most provinces, common law relationships can indeed…Read More Here!

What Is the Legal Definition of Family in Canada

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in Blog, Family Law

Families come in all shapes and sizes, so it makes sense that the legal definition in Canada reflects this. The current family definitions allow for inclusiveness of single-parent families, stepfamilies, common law or AIR unions, and more. Census Family Definition A census family refers to the following: A married couple of opposite or same sex…Read More Here!

5 Tips for Finding a Divorce Lawyer

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Blog, Divorce Law

If the time has come to find a divorce lawyer, there are serious consequences to consider no matter your state of mind. What’s Heritage Law’s best advice? Take your time! Patience almost always results in a better outcome– beyond that, refer to our five tips below and ensure you are well represented through this important…Read More Here!

KNOW THE DIFFERENCE: Common Law vs. Adult Interdependent Relationship

Posted by on Feb 2, 2017 in Blog, Family Law

With diverse relationships and nontraditional living arrangements becoming the norm, there are more and more questions about the laws surrounding cohabitation. “Common law” is a household term for a couple that has lived together long-term but are not legally married. In Alberta, “common law” has been considered outdated ever since the Adult Interdependent Relationships Act…Read More Here!