Legal Articles

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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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

Divorce Choices

Your choices in how to resolve your divorce are collaboration, mediation and going to court. If you and your spouse are prepared to make decisions together, instead of turning these decisions over to a judge, you should consider Collaboration or […]
April 21, 2016

Taking Care of Your Family

The foundation for every estate plan is the Will, the Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) and the Personal Directive (PD), sometimes known as a Living Will. Your Will is important because it sets out how your debts are to be […]
April 21, 2016

To Probate or not to Probate?

Formal estate administration may be necessary in situations where the person who passes away is single (or widowed) and owns assets, like land, in their name solely. Where a person passes away leaving a Will, the personal representative (or executor) […]
April 19, 2016

Navigating Disputes in the Court System

Litigation is the word used to describe the procedure for a claim in court. In Alberta, more than 98% of claims that are filed in court are settled before a trial in front of a judge. All court claims begin […]
April 19, 2016

Transitioning Your Business or Agri-Business to the Next Generation

Family businesses are the cornerstone of the Canadian economy. Canada’s family businesses provide jobs, both full-time and part-time, to over 6 million Canadians and account for annual sales of over $1.3 trillion. Family businesses have a leader and that leader […]