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Kennedy Schofield

About Kennedy Schofield

Kennedy Schofield is a full-service law firm with an office in St. Margaret’s Bay, Nova Scotia. Our approach is based on building strong relationships with our clients. Our team is here for you. Articles posted on this blog are meant to offer basic legal information and should not be relied upon for legal opinion. For advice on your specific matter, you can contact any of our lawyers at 902-826-9140.

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|

Sexual Abuse, Legally Speaking

Sexual abuse. It’s not an easy topic to discuss; nor is it an easy crime to disclose. People who have been sexually abused are often afraid and ashamed to admit it. Despite the silence, sexual abuse has occurred and continues to occur in our society. Silence allows it to grow in the shadows of our [...]

By |April 5th, 2016|Civil Litigation, Criminal|

Are wills just for older folk?

The answer to that question is an emphatic NO. Now I will explain why. I’ll first start by explaining what a Will is. A Will is simply a legal document that states what you want done with the things you own (your “estate”) after you die. It’s important to make a Will, no matter what [...]

By |July 3rd, 2015|Wills & Estates|

Grandparents’ Rights Impacted by Changes to Family Law in Nova Scotia

Starting September 1, 2014, the process for grandparents in Nova Scotia seeking access to their grandchildren through the courts has been simplified. Click HERE for an information update about the changes on the Family Law Nova Scotia website. Kristen O'Keefe is an Associate Lawyer with Kennedy Schofield Lawyers. Articles posted on this blog are meant [...]

By |September 2nd, 2014|Family|

Youth justice camp was a success!

We are very pleased with the outcome of Kennedy Schofield Lawyers’ first ever youth justice camp. We feel it was very fitting that it took place on International Youth Day. The camp’s 19 youth participants were very active audience members asking the speakers lots of interesting and thought-provoking questions. So far the feedback we have [...]

By |August 25th, 2014|News|

Teaching Youth About the Justice System

Kennedy Schofield Lawyers is hosting its first ever youth justice camp in Head of St. Margaret’s Bay, Nova Scotia on August 12, 2014. The camp is intended to teach youth about the justice system in a way that is educational and also fun. The camp will include a series of fun and informative workshops, presentations, [...]

By |July 28th, 2014|News|