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Legal Separation: Fact or Fiction

It is not uncommon for potential clients to tell me at the first consultation that they are looking for assistance in securing a “legal separation”. I have heard this term enough that I have often wondered where it originated. It was also a commonly used term when I was practicing in Ontario. To be clear, [...]

By |May 24th, 2016|Family, Real Estate|

Should We Get Married? Common-Law vs. Marriage

Many people assume that as it is 2016 the rights and obligations associated with marriage are extended to those in common-law relationships. While to a certain extent this is true, it is more complicated than one might expect and it is important that people understand the differences before entering into a relationship. The leading authority [...]

By |May 18th, 2016|Family, Real Estate|

Migrating Your Property into the Land Registry System

Effective December 1, 2004, a new land registry system was rolled out in HRM which is electronically based. Traditionally in Nova Scotia if you were going to purchase a property or re-mortgage, your lawyer’s role would be to certify to you, and your bank, that once you bought the property you would have good marketable [...]

By |May 10th, 2016|Real Estate|