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Legal Milestone for 2018 – The Legalization of Cannabis for Recreational Use

On October 17, 2018, the use of recreational cannabis became legal in Canada; however; the government gets to decide when and where marijuana use is permitted. Any infraction can lead to fines and charges. The laws governing the use of marijuana differ by province. When traveling to different parts of Canada, don’t assume that the [...]

By |January 23rd, 2019|Civil Litigation, Criminal, News|

A Christmas Contract from Kennedy Schofield Lawyers

THIS AGREEMENT MADE BINDING THIS 21st DAY OF DECEMBER 2018 BETWEEN: Kennedy Schofield Lawyers, hereinafter the “Elves” and the Readers of our Blog, hereinafter the “Carolers” WHEREAS the Elves and Carolers currently reside and/or work in the St. Margaret’s Bay Community AND WITNESSETH that in consideration of mutual promises to each other, the Parties agree [...]

By |December 21st, 2018|News, Uncategorised|

Incorporation – Advantages & Disadvantages

Limitation of Liability One of the biggest advantages to incorporating your business is that the shareholders of the company limit their liability for the debts of the business. If a creditor is seeking to recover for a company debt, they can only seek to acquire company assets and not the personal assets of the shareholders. [...]

By |December 6th, 2018|Civil Litigation, Corporate & Commercial, News, Uncategorised|

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|

Trick or Treating Routes

Halloween is a little over a week away and I am sure you and your family are choosing what costumes to wear and planning both activities and trick or treating routes. During your preparations, it is important to consider some of the laws that may apply to the festivities. Before crossing the street to find [...]

By |October 23rd, 2018|Civil Litigation, Criminal, News, Uncategorised|

Response to FAQ: When do I need a will?

One of the questions I am most frequently asked by my friends and family members in relation to my work is, “When do I need a will?”. As a lawyer who assists people with wills and estate planning, I cannot stress enough the importance of planning ahead to ensure your loved ones are looked after [...]

By |September 4th, 2018|Family, Real Estate, Uncategorised, Wills & Estates|

Welcoming Charlotte Edwards as an Associate to Kennedy Schofield Lawyers

We are very pleased to announce that Charlotte Edwards joined us as an Associate Lawyer in June 2018. Charlotte will be offering legal services in the areas of family law, and wills and estates, including probate. She is in the process of completing her Land Registration Course, and once complete, will also be practicing in [...]

By |June 26th, 2018|Family, Real Estate, Wills & Estates|

What Do I Need to Consider If My Marriage is Ending?

The divorce rate in Canada is over 50%, which means that many families are deciding that they would be happier living separately than together. When a couple decides to separate there are decisions that need to be made so that the family can move on in the best possible way financially and emotionally.  Here are [...]

By |May 18th, 2018|Civil Litigation, Family, Real Estate, 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|

Limitation Periods: When does the clock start?

Did you know there are time restrictions to commence a lawsuit? In 2015, the Limitation of Actions Act, SNS 2014, c 35, was introduced that reduced the amount of time a person has to file a lawsuit. What is a limitation period?  A limitation period is the amount of time a person has to file [...]

By |April 20th, 2018|Civil Litigation|