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Basic Steps in an Alberta Court of Justice (Small Claims Court) Civil Claim

Before you Start Your Claim The Alberta Court of Justice (formerly the Provincial Court, commonly known as small claims court) offers a typically quicker, less complicated, and less costly alternative for some types of civil claims. The total value of a civil claim brought in the Alberta Court of Justice (excluding legal costs incurred for […]

What is a Wrongful Dismissal Claim? 

While every employment relationship must come to an end, not all end in the same way. The relationship’s end can come by resignation, retirement, or the most dreaded option: termination. Types of Termination Termination (also called “dismissal” or being “fired”) takes place when an employer ends the employment relationship unilaterally, without the prior agreement of […]

Claims (Damages) to be Considered in Personal Injury Claims


If you have been injured in an accident, you may have suffered several different types of losses. Damages are monies paid to you, intended to compensate you for the losses that you have suffered, or will suffer in the future, due to your injuries.Damages are broken down into two categories: (1) compensatory, and (2) punitive. […]

Can my Landlord Terminate my Rental Agreement?!


The law of Alberta recognizes the importance of one’s home and has made rules to protect your rights as a tenant. When your landlord threatens to evict you from your home, it is of course unsettling. Your first thought is likely, “is this even legal?” There are many rules that govern landlord-tenant relationships, which are […]

What is a “Roll-Over” for my Business?


As you may already know, or as you may have read in other blogs on our website, a corporation has the status of a legal person in law. This means that the Corporation itself is separate and distinct from its shareholders and directors. As such, property owned by the corporation does not directly belong to […]

Considerations for child and spousal support


There are many myths and misconceptions about the ways in which entitlements and calculations are made on both child and spousal support. Understanding the basics is important to accurately assess your legal rights and obligation How is base monthly child support determined? The first consideration is determining your role in the parenting regime. Is it […]

What is a Monoline lender and why might I use one?

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What is a Monoline Lender? Whether buying your first home or investing in a commercial property, you may require financing. There are many different options for obtaining financing. One option is what is known as a Monoline Lender.People are often unfamiliar with the term Monoline Lender. Instead of Monoline Lenders marketing directly to consumers such […]

The Importance of an Enduring Power of Attorney

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When it comes to planning for the future, many people focus on their Will. While a Will is undoubtedly important, another crucial aspect, often overlooked, is establishing an enduring power of attorney (EPA). The Importance of Establishing an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) In Alberta an EPA is a legal document that grants someone the […]

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