The introduction of the Adult Interdependent Relationships Act provides a legal recognition of the relationship between two people who are not married. However, in order for the relationship to be recognized by law, it must meet certain characteristics. One of the most common misunderstandings is people assume an adult interdependent relationship must be romantic, when…Read More Here!
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 is not legally married. In Alberta, “common law” has been considered outdated ever since the Adult Interdependent Relationships Act…Read More Here!
Even day to day living can result in property damage in your rental. Accidents happen – some big, some small. But when do you need to worry? Your landlord does have the legal right to charge (and even sue) you for property damage; however, depending on the size and severity of the damage you may…Read More Here!
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!
Posted by Dec 1, 2018 in Blogon
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!
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!
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!
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!
Search engines like Google, Bing and DuckDuckGo are great tools, but we have all been guilty of using as one of them as a financial advisor, medical professional– and yes, even a lawyer! Free legal forms have been around long before the internet, but there is a new wave of online contract templates that put…Read More Here!
Posted by Sep 15, 2018 in Blogon
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!