What Are Ground for Divorce in Alberta?

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Sep 29, 2016 in Blog, Divorce Law, Family Law

Divorce– a reality that is tough to consider, but many people report happier lives and better family dynamics after the difficult process. If you are considering divorce or experiencing one in your family, you may be curious as to what defines grounds of divorce. Read on for Heritage Law’s crash course in applying for divorce…Read More Here!

Real Estate Law 101: What is Title Insurance?

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Sep 15, 2016 in Blog, Real Estate Law

Since the turn of the millennium, Alberta property buyers have been able to purchase title insurance. Like any other insurance product, this policy protects and covers the holder from possible costs or damages from a variety of sources. A keystone of the real estate market in modern years, title insurance can and will secure you…Read More Here!

What does an Executor do?

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Sep 1, 2016 in Blog, Wills & Estate

When a person passes away and leaves a will, an executor is named to take responsibility for the intentions and requests of the deceased. While that sentence may sum it up succinctly, an executor’s job is anything but– close attention to detail, flexibility and a willingness to make difficult choices are just some of the…Read More Here!

KNOW THE DIFFERENCE: Will vs. Personal Directive

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Aug 15, 2016 in Blog, Wills & Estate

It is unpleasant to think about, but everyone over the age of 18 should have a will and personal directive in case the worst happens. To many, an estate plan is synonymous with these documents– but in fact, a will and a personal directive are only two parts that make up the whole of careful…Read More Here!

LAW 101: Why Get Documents Notarized?

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Aug 1, 2016 in Blog, Notary

“So where is the Nota Republic anyway?” It sounds like a punchline to a bad joke, but notary publics are actually vital to the Canadian legal system. They provide an authentication service that dates back centuries, ensuring the signors of documents always have someone in their corner. Still, you may wonder what a notarized document…Read More Here!

WHAT DOES A REAL ESTATE LAWYER DO?

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Jul 4, 2016 in Blog, Real Estate Law

If you are planning to purchase real estate, you may be familiar with the fact that a lawyer is required in such a transaction. Whether it is your first or one of many– there still may be confusion about a real estate lawyer does. Read on for Heritage Law’s general breakdown of the intricacies of…Read More Here!

KNOW THE DIFFERENCE: Barrister vs. Solicitor

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Jun 20, 2016 in Blog

All lawyers practicing in Canada may identify as “barristers and solicitors”– yet some only practice under one title. Why is that? Read on for Heritage Law’s reference guide to help differentiate between the two categories. WHAT IS A BARRISTER? The word barrister originates from the “Bar” or traditional position of a counsel in the courtroom….Read More Here!

5 Things To Know When Preparing A Will

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Jun 6, 2016 in Blog, Wills & Estate

Many people put off creating their will because it means they have to face the idea of their ultimate demise; however, having a will in place is very important to make sure that your loved ones and assets are legally protected. Read on for five important things to keep in mind before you sit down…Read More Here!

Legal Speak 101: What Is A Power Of Attorney?

Posted by heritagelawoffices on May 23, 2016 in Blog, Wills & Estate

A power of attorney is a document that gives another party the legal authority to act on your behalf. Depending on the power you give them, your attorney will be in charge of your legal and financial affairs. A power of attorney is generally named when planning for possible incapacity or extended absences. Generally speaking,…Read More Here!