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Youth in Trouble with the Law

The first thing a parent should do if their child is charged with a criminal offence, is to get legal advice. Your child has a right to legal counsel if they are arrested, charged or detained. The Youth Criminal Justice Act confirms that a youth has a right to legal representation at any stage of the proceedings against him or her.

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Naming Your Business

When a business is being established, one of the first things that is usually addressed is the name of the business. While the task might seem simple, quite often is not.

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Sharing Property on Breakdown of Marriage

When a married couple separate and decide that they will not get back together, they will need to make arrangements to divide their property. To do so, they must calculate the value of all the property they possess and the amount of debt that they have incurred.

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What is a Power of Attorney for Personal Care?

A Power of Attorney for Personal Care is a written document in which you give another person (your “Attorney”) the authority to make decisions regarding your personal care (which includes health care, nutrition, shelter, clothing, hygiene or safety) in the event that you subsequently are unable to make these decisions on your own behalf.

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Don’t Believe Everything Revenue Canada Tells You

I have at times had people in my office who have “spoken to someone at Revenue Canada” (or another government agency for that matter) and received advice that they are determined to follow. Sometimes they even obtain the name of the government person they spoke to. The person feels that he or she is “protected”. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth.

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Bankruptcy – Commonly Asked Questions

Although it is something people don’t wish to think about, there are times when bankruptcy is the only financial option available. The following are some commonly asked questions about personal bankruptcy. If this is an option you must contemplate, get the advice of experts. The answers below are only general guidelines.

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Finders Are Not Always Keepers

The story takes place in Stratford where Jean and Harry Weitzner lived together for 38 years prior to Harry’s tragic death in a fire in 1989. Harry left a will naming his wife as his sole heir.

For about 30 years, Harry operated a scrapyard on the site, using a portion of his home as a business office. The property was sold by Jean to Hermans in 1997 who then had the house demolished by Cornelius Goncalves.

During the demolition, a fire extinguisher rolled out of a crawl space under the business office in the home. An unspecified quantity of silver coins were found in the extinguisher, along with $130,000 in old $50 and $100 bills. The money was in 26 neat bundles of $5,000 each.

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Did you know?

  • Brimage Law Group is Norfolk County’s only law firm with dedicated business lawyers » Learn more
  • You can write conditions into your Will to change it in the event of “special circumstances” » Learn more
  • It’s very important to have all your documents completed properly and to have your case accurately and thoroughly stated » Learn more
  • Additional expenses in real estate transactions should be transferred via certified cheque from your bank for the exact amount » Learn more
  • Civil claims have set limitation periods so it is important to file as soon as possible » Learn more
  • When selling a property have the utility companies do the final readings to avoid contest » Learn more
  • If you are arrested or detained you have the right to be told why you have been arrested or detained » Learn more
  • Before entering a business partnership it’s important that a partnership agreement is drafted by an experienced business lawyer » Learn more
  • If a “limitation period” passes with no actions taken you could miss out on the compensation you deserve » Learn more
  • When buying a property all documents (from both lenders and realtors) should be run by an experienced real estate lawyer » Learn more
  • Always declare an alternative guardian for any minor children in case your first choice is unable to care for them » Learn more
  • Update your Will with every major change to your life, family or finances » Learn more
  • In custody agreements it’s important to include grandparents’ visitation rights » Learn more
  • Sole proprietorship, partnership and incorporation all have their advantages and disadvantages » Learn more
  • Keep your lawyer’s contact information on hand at all times just in case of a legal misunderstanding » Learn more
  • Many lawsuits are settled before a trial begins » Learn more

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