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Tracey Kennedy

About Tracey Kennedy

Tracey Kennedy is a Partner at Kennedy Schofield Lawyers. She practices in the areas of Real Estate, Wills & Estate Planning, and Probate law.  Click here to view Tracey's Bio. 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 Tracey or any of our lawyers at 902-826-9140.

What If I Don’t Have Someone I can Name as My Executor?

It is not uncommon for us to hear from our clients that they haven’t prepared a Will because they don’t have a person they could ask to be their Executor. There are lots of reasons for this. Some people have grown children who they would ask but those children live in another province or even [...]

By |November 23rd, 2018|Wills & Estates|

Should I Add my Child to my Deed to Avoid Probate?

Often we see clients who instruct us to add their adult children to their deed in an attempt to avoid probate.  When you die and property is in your name alone, that property passes to your estate.  A will contains your instructions on what you want to happen to the stuff that passes to your [...]

By |May 4th, 2018|Civil Litigation, Family, Wills & Estates|

It’s a New Year!  What’s on Your “TO DO” List?

I have to admit I love the New Year.   It feels to me like a fresh start, and it motivates me to start taking care of some of those things that have been taking up space in my head; my mental “to do” list.  In January I clean out closets, make appointments for medical checkups [...]

The Salem Witch Trials

In 1692 a group of young girls became sick in Salem Village, Massachusetts, suffering from vomiting, delusions and muscle spasms.  At that time life in New England was harsh.  The recent war between the British and France, a smallpox epidemic, and fears of attack from Native American tribes caused paranoia among the villagers, and as [...]

By |October 30th, 2017|Civil Litigation, Criminal|

Should I Do My Own Legal Work? These are a Few Reasons Why Not…

Times are changing and the reality is when we want to know how to do something we Google it! So when it comes to seeking legal advice and finding a solution to your legal problems you may ask yourself, why wouldn’t I Google it? You are thinking it would be a lot cheaper than retaining [...]

By |January 26th, 2017|Uncategorised|

A Christmas Greeting Card from Kennedy Schofield Lawyers

From Kennedy Schofield Lawyers (hereinafter called the "Wishor") to you (hereinafter called the "Wishee"),  please accept without obligation, implied or implicit, our best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, politically correct, low stress, non- addictive, gender neutral, celebration of summer solstice holiday, practiced with the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your [...]

By |December 19th, 2016|Uncategorised|

Making a Difference in the Lives of Our Veterans

Remembrance Day in our family is a very poignant day. My father- in- law, Jack, lost both of his brothers, Neil and George, in the Second World War. They were fighter pilots who were shot down, and buried, in Europe. They were both in their early 20s when they died. Jack’s father, Frank, died from [...]

By |November 9th, 2016|News|

My House is Haunted, Can I Sue?

This is a hot topic among real estate lawyers and I want to look at some of the issues with buying a haunted house, in the spirit of the Halloween season. In Nova Scotia, when you are purchasing a home, we say that the law is “Buyer beware”. This means that the Seller is required [...]

By |October 25th, 2016|Civil Litigation, Real Estate|

The Path to Preparing a Will

People are hesitant to prepare their Will for a variety of reasons. Most feel that the process is stressful and unnecessary. The reality is that the majority of people who take the time to prepare their Will feel a great sense of relief and contentment after the process is complete. In terms of being necessary….well, [...]

By |October 12th, 2016|Civil Litigation, Family, News, Wills & Estates|

Privileged Communications

Rules of evidence are developed to assist the judge in his/her attempt to determine the true version of events, and therefore make a fair and responsible ruling. However, there are certain types of communications that are so important that they must be protected, even if this means that the truth may be obscured. These communications [...]

By |September 14th, 2016|Civil Litigation, Criminal, Family|