When Can I Enter My Tenant’s Rental Unit?

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

Being a landlord can be a cloudy and complicated task at times. It’s important you know the proper protocols that are in place to ensure that both you and your renter’s rights are being upkept. Read on for Heritage Law’s quick guide on how to properly enter your tenant’s unit. Reasons Why You May Enter…Read More Here!

BUSINESS LAW 101: When is it time to incorporate your business?

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Jul 1, 2017 in Blog, Commercial Law

Small businesses usually begin life as a sole proprietorship or a partnership– mainly for tax purposes, but also because your scope is often smaller when you first start out. As time goes on, successful businesses mature and grow to a point where the owners may need to consider incorporation. Keep reading for Heritage Law’s crash…Read More Here!

BUSINESS TAX 101: Legal Consequences of Tax Evasion

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Jun 15, 2017 in Blog, Commercial Law

As a business owner or employer, you are obligated to fulfill certain requirements set out by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Among these responsibilities are remitting payroll deductions, paying all relevant goods and services tax (GST) and running your finances in an ethical manner. Refusing to abide tax laws or abusing loopholes is known as…Read More Here!

When & Why Can A Tenant Be Evicted

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

When it comes to settling residential matters, it can become very personal in short order. It is best for both tenants and landlords to be familiar with their rights in order to avoid sensitive situations. If you fall into either category, consult Heritage Law’s guide below for a quick introduction to tenant and landlord rights….Read More Here!

The Difference Between Criminal Law & Civil Law

Posted by heritagelawoffices on May 15, 2017 in Blog, Civil Litigation

Generally, the justice system breaks down into two major categories: criminal law and civil law. Between TV judges and action movies, some members of the general public may have a skewed perception of how these two forms of law function. Read on for Heritage Law’s guide to the definitive differences between the criminal and civil…Read More Here!

5 Benefits of Using a Smaller Law Firm

Posted by heritagelawoffices 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 heritagelawoffices 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!

Who Gets the Pet in a Divorce? Pet Custody In Canada

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Apr 3, 2017 in Blog, Divorce Law

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!

What Is the Legal Definition of Family in Canada

Posted by heritagelawoffices 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!