It’s hard nowadays to find someone who doesn’t consider their pet a member of the family. But what happens to pets when a couple separates or divorces? While there is no specific legislation that currently deals with the concept of pet custody, there is an emerging trend in which people are taking their partner to…Read More Here!
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!
After a long search, you may be in a hurry to sign the paperwork once you have found your dream home. Unfortunately, beauty may only be skin-deep– there are many pitfalls in real estate that can surface after it’s too late. Consult the checklist below for a quick reference guide to buying property. #1: DO…Read More Here!
It’s a common question – what’s the difference between being married and being in a common law relationship? While there are many similarities, there are some differences that are worth noting! Read on for Heritage Law’s guide to the two relationship types and how they differ from one another. Common Law (Adult Interdependent Relationship) In…Read More Here!
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!
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 In Alberta, “common law” has been considered outdated ever since the Adult Interdependent Relationships Act…Read More Here!
Whether you know it or not, under the eyes of the law: you may be in a common law living arrangement. This label entitles each member to minimal protection in case of separation and other forms of estrangement. Relying on these laws is unwise, as the living situation is subject to close examination by a…Read More Here!
Since it has to do with the care and upkeep of children, custody is a very serious matter in our justice system. While a separation or divorce can be a difficult and emotional time, it is important to know the consequences of certain agreements. Use Heritage Law’s quick hit list below as a guideline to…Read More Here!
Posted by Jan 5, 2017 in Blogon
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!
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!