Legal Articles

April 18, 2016

Limited Retainers, Limitless Options

What is a retainer agreement? You may have heard of a retainer agreement, also known as an engagement agreement. These terms are interchangeable, and both mean a contract between a lawyer and his/her client. A retainer agreement describes the legal […]
April 13, 2016

Avoiding the Breakup Earthquake of Divorce

Janis Pritchard was interviewed for an article about Collaborative Divorce and Mediation by Mike Fisher. The article was just published by Apple Magazine. You can click here to read the article in Apple Magazine, or read the article below. By […]
March 17, 2016

Changing Child Support

It seems as though every week in Alberta brings additional negative economic news. Almost all of us know a friend or relative who has been laid off, or whose hours or wages have been cut back, or who have had […]
February 22, 2016

Anatomy of Incorporation: Part 2

This is a continuation of my January column in the Medicine Hat News on the Anatomy of Incorporation. To review my last months’ article, click here. In my last article I discussed the Articles of Incorporation and the Bylaws as […]
January 18, 2016

Anatomy of Incorporation: Part 1

In Medicine Hat we appreciate the importance of shopping locally and supporting local business. Many small businesses start off initially as a sole proprietorship. As a business thrives and grows over time, your accountant may tell you it makes sense […]
December 16, 2015

The Small Claims Process: Part 2

This is a follow-up of my April column in the Medicine Hat News entitled The Small Claims Process. In that article, I explained how to have a judgment granted through Small Claims. This doesn’t necessarily end the process, though. Sometimes […]
November 18, 2015

Cough Twice for Me: A Legal Health Check-Up for Your Business

Many of us try to see our family physician at least once a year for an annual health check up. It’s a good idea to do some preventative maintenance on our bodies so we have the best opportunity for good […]
October 14, 2015

Wills, Wills, Wills

Do you know that between 50% and 66% of Canadians do not have a valid will to direct their executors in carrying out their wishes for dividing their estate upon their death? In previous articles, we have discussed why it […]
September 16, 2015

Preventing An Earthquake: What to do when the Farm or Ranch Family Divorces

One of the challenging circumstances that we often see in the practice of family law in the Medicine Hat area is dealing with farm and ranch families going through divorces. In addition to all of the issues of parenting, income […]
August 13, 2015

Top 10 Estate Planning Tips Continued

This is a continuation of my July column in the Medicine Hat News with my Top 10 estate planning tips. If you missed Tips 1-5, you can find them here. 6. Specific Gifts of Cash or Property to Friends or […]