Legal Articles

April 21, 2016

Navigating Your Compensation Claims

When you are injured through the fault of others, you have a fundamental right to compensation. The law seeks to restore you, as much as it is humanly possible, to the status you enjoyed before you were injured. Even if […]
April 21, 2016

Protecting your Biggest Investment

The purchase of a home by a first time purchaser can be an intimidating process filled with both excitement and anxiety. The stress associated with purchasing your new home can be relieved if you have some basic knowledge and understanding […]
May 21, 2016

Top 10 Tips for Getting Through the Breakup Earthquake

When a couple breaks up it sends shockwaves through their family. Families can avoid and calm the shockwaves of the breakup earthquake in many ways. Here are some tips: Manage your emotions. Talking about unresolved problems can be emotionally upsetting. […]
June 18, 2016

Buying and Selling a Home: What Will My Lawyer Do For Me?

Buying or selling a home is an event many Hatters will experience in their lifetime. Your home is one of the biggest investments you will ever make. Because every buyer or seller wants to make sure they get their house […]
July 25, 2016

Limited-Scope Retainers: When you can’t afford to buy the whole thing.

Lawyers cost money.  Clients and lawyers know this.  Lawyers sell their time, legal advice and skills based on their professional knowledge. This is the value lawyers bring to their clients.  Many legal matters are complicated and challenge clients to learn […]
August 20, 2016

Bill 6: Changes to WCB Coverage in the Farm & Ranch Industry

On December 10, 2015, the Alberta government passed an amended Bill 6: Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act (“Act”).  It was proclaimed to come into effect on January 1, 2016. The new rules in this Act have some […]
September 15, 2016

Do you have the right to know what’s happening at school?

Children all across Medicine Hat returned to school earlier this month, including children from both intact and separated or divorced families.  If you are a parent who disagrees with your child’s other parent about parenting, child support and extracurricular activities, […]
October 14, 2016

Top 10 reasons to get legal advice about your risks if you are planning to separate or are separated from your spouse

2016 10 12 JP MH News Article   Top 10 reasons to get legal advice about your risks if you are planning to separate or are separated from your spouse: You and your co-parent may have different perspectives about what […]
November 16, 2016

Give the Dough before you Go

When I started writing this article, I was worried my parents might read this and think I cannot wait for them to kick the bucket and I am hoping for their money now.  Truth be told, I really hope they […]
December 9, 2016

Sleepers or RESP?

Grandparents in Medicine Hat annually face the burning question: what do we give to our grandchildren at Christmas or on their birthday? Although not soft and cuddly like sleepers or a stuffed animal, and it will take time it before […]