Legal Articles

March 14, 2018

Where do you keep your safe?

My father used to be self-employed and owned a small wholesaling business in Calgary.  The warehouse was about 10,000 square feet and had boxes upon boxes of inventory.  One day before he was going away for a short vacation he […]
February 14, 2018

A Voice, not a Choice

How much input should your children have into your post-divorce parenting plan?  When I first started practising family law, the conventional wisdom was that children should really know little or nothing about their parents’ divorce.  It is still true that […]
January 19, 2018

Renting Responsibly: Tips for Commercial Leases

What could be more fun to talk about than commercial leases? Although they may not be a hot topic of discussion, commercial leases are important contracts that affect many Hatters.  Retail stores, industrial shops and restaurants are just a few […]
December 15, 2017

Finding Answers to Your Employment Law Questions

Employment law, as an area, is the source of rules, obligations and responsibilities which govern employment relationships. The purpose of this article is to inform you about important employment law resources you can access and use to become better informed […]
November 17, 2017

Defeat Procrastination: The Small Steps to Complete Your Estate Plan (Continued)

This is a continuation of my October column in the Medicine Hat News with my 6 steps to complete your estate plan.  If you would like to review the first 3 steps, please find them here. In my October column […]
October 19, 2017

Defeat Procrastination: The Small Steps to Complete Your Estate Plan

Is there anything easier to delay than creating your estate plan?  Your estate plan is even easier to put off than fixing your fence.  You do not wake up, look out the window and see your estate plan is flaking […]
September 14, 2017

Renting Responsibly: Tips for Residential Lease Agreements

Fall is here and that means school is back in session. The start of the fall semester usually fuels our city’s rental market as students come from all over to attend the Medicine Hat College. The arrival of students means […]
August 18, 2017

Estate Planning: Gifts or Loans

Parents never stop parenting. That phrase has been around for a long time and can usually be heard when a group of parents get together. The phrase, however, seems more applicable today due to the economic realities many Medicine Hat […]
July 13, 2017

Navigating Change through Improvisation

Communicating effectively is important. We communicate to express ideas, arrive at truth, persuade others, and establish trust. To communicate effectively one must be mindful, alert, open, and responsive. Communication breakdowns inevitably lead to conflict; sometimes even legal conflict. Solving these […]
June 15, 2017

The Alberta Limited Legal Services Project

This Project is an initiative of local Alberta lawyers aimed at providing Albertans with access to the legal services they want, when they want them, at a price they can afford. You can find information about this Project and participating […]