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!
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!
“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!
Often homebuyers in Canada avoid finding a real estate lawyer until it’s too late for them to assist you to their fullest potential. Consider the complexities and intricacies you may be overlooking before ink meets paper. While it is rational to save on costs where you can, legal fees mean there is a professional in…Read More Here!
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!
Posted by Jun 20, 2016 in Blogon
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!
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!
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!
It’s a common occurrence for Canadian home buyers to not bring in a real estate lawyer in until the deal is already done. But what about all of the stuff that happens before you sign on that dotted line? Although it’s reasonable to not want to spend extra money on legal fees, when it comes…Read More Here!
It’s not uncommon for estate planning to fall to the bottom of the to-do list and stay there, but having a will is very important. Providing a will allows you to divide up your assets so that your family and loved ones are taken care of in the event of your death. So when should…Read More Here!