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 In Alberta, “common law” has been considered outdated ever since the Adult Interdependent Relationships Act…Read More Here!

What Does a Notary Public Do?

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017 in Blog

Many of us know something called a notary public exists– but there’s a pretty good chance you don’t know what these professionals do, unless you’ve needed one in the past. Even so, you may have only used a single facet of what a notary public offers. Regardless, you can use the following summary from Heritage…Read More Here!

UNDERSTANDING PRENUPS: 5 Benefits of a Prenuptial Agreements

Posted by on Dec 22, 2016 in Blog, Family Law

Modern marriage isn’t simple, especially as blended families and non-traditional relationships become the norm. Because of this, more protection is often needed to keep marriages stable and fair for everyone involved. Prenuptial agreements or “prenups” don’t sound very romantic– in fact, they may even feel like you are expecting the partnership to fail. The truth…Read More Here!