History of Prenuptial Agreements

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Mar 5, 2018 in Blog, Family Law

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!

Contract Disputes: How A Lawyer Can Help

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Feb 15, 2018 in Blog, Civil Litigation

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: Know Your Rights & How A Lawyer Can Help

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Jan 29, 2018 in Blog, Employment Law

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!

Child Custody: What You Need to Know

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Jan 15, 2018 in Blog, Divorce Law, Family Law

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!

How Are Assets Divided in a Divorce?

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Dec 15, 2017 in Blog, Divorce Law, Family Law

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!

What is An Adult Interdependent Relationship?

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Posted by heritagelawoffices on Dec 1, 2017 in Blog, Family Law

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!

How to Choose the Right Executor

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Nov 15, 2017 in Blog, Family Law, Wills & Estate

The executor of your estate is able to perform all the legal tasks on your behalf after you pass away. Things like paying bills, filing income tax, terminating credit cards and distributing your assets all fall under the responsibility of your executor. Clearly, this is an important job, and choosing the right person to act…Read More Here!

Why You Need a Lawyer When Buying a New Home Build

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

Purchasing a new home build is much different than purchasing a previously owned home. There are a number of added steps to a new home build that can make the process extra confusing for someone who doesn’t deal with this stuff regularly. It’s these added steps and confusion that make it incredibly important to include…Read More Here!