What Common-Law Spouses Need To Know About Divorce

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Many of the provinces in Canada recognize some type of common-law marriage. In order to be recognized as common-law spouses, you and your significant other usually need to cohabitate, be in a relationship of some permanence, and hold yourselves out as a couple to those around you. Depending upon what province you live in, you may need to live together for a specific length of time to qualify. It's convenient to be able to receive many of the rights and privileges of married couples without the hassle and expense of getting married, but you may find yourself at a loss for what to do if the relationship ends.

30 December 2015

Icy Conditions: What You Need To Know If You Slip And Fall

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When the weather in Ontario turns cold, icy conditions are bound to be found in parking lots and on sidewalks for many of the establishments you frequent. If you slip and fall on the ice, you may have legal recourse to sue. Here are a few things you should know about slip and fall injuries in Ontario. Evidence May Be The Key To Winning A Case To mount a successful lawsuit after an injury, you'll need to provide evidence of the conditions and what occurred.

14 October 2015

The Many Services Of A Real Estate Lawyer

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When dealing with real estate, you want to be sure that everything done is exactly right. Due to the rather high value of real estate, a small mistake can cost you tens of thousands of dollars fairly easily. Therefore, you might want to consider hiring a real estate lawyer. Here are some different areas of real estate that a lawyer could help you with: Buying a Home Buying a home can be a very lengthy process that can take years.

26 August 2015

4 Ways To Calm Your Nerves Before You Head To Criminal Court

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If you are heading to criminal court to accept a plea deal or possibly fight charges, you might be nervous about making a good impression. Working to lessen or fight criminal charges isn't completely up to your lawyer. You need to be calm and collected in court as well. Here are four ways to calm your nerves before heading to court. 1. Practice With Your Criminal Attorney The best way to calm your nerves is to come prepared with statements and by knowing what to expect in court.

3 August 2015

The Time Is Now: Estate Planning In 3 Easy Steps

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Thinking about the life that will go on after you die is never pleasant. Unfortunately, planning for the worst is necessary to protect your money and your family, and that's where estate planning comes in. Estate planning allows you to decide what will happen to your money, property, and belongings; it also allows you to plan how your family will be taken care of once you're gone. Estate planning can be an overwhelming process, but following this simple checklist can help you get organized and take the pressure off.

8 July 2015

An Introduction To Adoption

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Adoption is a very popular process, yet it isn't well-understood by the majority of people. If you have any interest in adopting a child, then it is important that you are familiar with the process. To help you get started, here is a brief overview of the process. Adoption As you probably know, adoption is the legal term for the assumption of parenting responsibilities by a party who is not a biological parent.

16 June 2015

Injured In A Slip And Fall Accident: 2 Facts You Need To Know About Filing A Personal Injury Lawsuit

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While the injuries that result from a slip and fall accident may not be as severe as those suffered in a major car accident, these injuries may still entitle you to compensation under personal injury laws. Taking the time to review the two facts outlined below can help you to determine whether or not your slip and fall case may qualify for a personal injury lawsuit. Fact #1: A Person Or Company Must Be Legally Liable For Your Accident In Order For You To File Suit

2 June 2015

Securing Your Retirement With Real Estate

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Everyone is always looking for a get-rich-quick scheme, but usually those are just that- a scheme. They rarely work and are often too good to be true, but what if you could make a decent living off of real estate? You may not be rich, but you can make yourself a great retirement out of it and live comfortably without too much stress. If this is something you are interested in, here are four quick tips to help you get started.

6 May 2015

3 Ways That A Credit Counselling Service Can Help You

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A credit counselling service is a great way to get help dealing with your debt, mostly because of the many different options that they can offer you. Three ways that a credit counselling service can help you are by arranging payment plans, money management, and financial counselling. Payment Plans One of the best options that a credit counselling service can provide is to help you arrange a payment plan with one or more of your creditors.

9 April 2015

Criteria For Choosing A Divorce Attorney

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When you have to choose a divorce attorney, you need to make sure that you find someone that you can count on. Not every divorce attorney will be someone you can rely on. Something as simple as your lawyer's location can make a huge impact on how successful your divorce will be. When things come up in your trial, being able to run down to your lawyer's office will help with planning and gathering evidence.

31 March 2015