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Collaborative Family Law

Collaborative Family Law

A new trend in settling family law issues is Collaborative Family Law. This is simply the process of resolving issues with the advice and assistance of lawyers, without going to court. In this process, all parties sign a contract and agree not to go to court. This leads to a "buy-in" in...


Affidavit for Reduced Fee Transaction

Affidavit for Reduced Fee Transaction

Posted in Contracts / Regina Lawyer / Lawyer in Regina

I recently gave a client a real estate quote for transferring title from the spouse's sole name into joint names. I was surprised when the client said that another firm had quoted three times as much for Land Titles transfer fees. When transferring title and one of the names on title remains...


Risks of Giving Money to your child

Risks of Giving Money to your child

Parents often want to help their children buy their first house.  Often they give their child a large amount of money towards the purchase.   The child then makes the regular monthly mortgage payments. The problem is that if the child divorces, half the money you gave your child then goes to...


Holograph Wills

Holograph Wills

We see from our website that somebody has been searching for information on holograph wills.   Section 8 of The Wills Act, 1996, states:  Holograph Wills 8. A holograph will, wholly in the handwriting of the testator and signed by him or her, may be made without any further formality or...