Estate planning is an unpleasant topic, but anyone who has been through it knows how difficult it is to settle an estate left without a will or other essential directives. Organizing and streamlining your own estate process is one of the most valuable gifts you can leave your beneficiaries. While estate planning is a complex…Read More Here!
While it may not be common knowledge, there are many instances in life where someone will need a notarized document. If you are not familiar with the process, it can be an unpleasant surprise if left to the last minute. Like all practicing lawyers, most of us at Heritage Law are notaries public. If you…Read More Here!
Legal matters are already complicated, but it only gets more tricky when you are not able to make your own decisions. There are two legal entities that can typically step in at these times: someone who holds your power of attorney or, should the worst happen, your executor. It always best to seek the advice…Read More Here!
You may not think it, but the first prenuptial agreement of which we have record goes back two millennia and was written with hieroglyphs! While divorce, settlements and alimony seem like modern problems– they very well could have existed hand-in-hand with the practice of lifelong commitment. Likewise prenuptial agreements have their roots in ancient civilizations,…Read More Here!
People rely on contracts to define the bounds of an agreement. Contracts are used in a variety of businesses, and are put in place to make sure both parties understand what’s been agreed upon and what is to be expected. So what happens when someone doesn’t hold their end of the contract up? A contract…Read More Here!
Employment disputes need to be handled carefully and properly to minimize risks for both the employer and the employee involved. If you’ve found yourself involved in an employment dispute, an employment lawyer can help educate and navigate you through the situation so as to minimize the amount of lost time, money and damages. Read on…Read More Here!
When a couple decides to get a divorce, the most important decision surrounds what is going to happen to any children involved. Parents often worry not only about making sure they are doing what is best for their child, but also about how much time they are going to get with their child. Join Heritage…Read More Here!
When couples get divorced, they aren’t always able to agree on a custody arrangement for their children. If both parties are unable to reach common ground, the decision will go to the court. While each custody case is unique, there is a criteria of sorts that a judge will use to get a clear picture…Read More Here!
When a couple decides to file for divorce, one of the biggest things that needs to be dealt with is the division of assets – both individual and joint. Read on to learn more about how assets are divided in a divorce in Alberta. The Matrimonial Property Act While divorce in Canada is a federal…Read More Here!
We know – it’s a long, confusing phrase. But the good news is that you probably already know about Adult Interdependent Relationships, just by their former name of “common-law relationships”. In 2003, the Albertan Government introduced the Adult Interdependent Relationships Act, which effectively removed the usage of the term “common-law” from Alberta laws. Read on…Read More Here!