What’s the Story on Will Kits?

Almost every time I present a seminar on estate planning, the question comes up – can I just use a Will kit? This is not something I recommend, so my answer is usually the same, you shouldn’t. Unfortunately, many people still use will kits because they appear economical, but the result of using one can [...]

By |March 7th, 2017|Civil Litigation, Family, News, Wills & Estates|

Why Do You Need me when Starting a New Business?

Clients often wonder what my role is in starting their new business. Whenever I’m asked this, I like to give them examples of the kind of situations they could be faced with if they did not seek legal advice in advance. Consider a situation where two best friends have a great business idea. They start [...]

By |February 16th, 2017|Civil Litigation, Corporate & Commercial, News, Uncategorised|

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|

What is Really Up There? Why you should care about “The Cloud”

Today most of us use technology in our everyday lives without a basic understanding of how it works (myself included!). A good example of this is the increasing use of cloud storage. The premise of the cloud is that data can be accessed from anywhere via the internet, metaphorically stored in a “cloud” that hovers [...]

By |January 18th, 2017|Civil Litigation, Corporate & Commercial, News, 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|

When Can I Stop Paying Child Support?

Your obligation to pay child support ends when your child is no longer a dependent child of the marriage as defined by the Divorce Act. The table amount of child support applies until a child reaches the age of majority. In Nova Scotia that age is 19; thus, if your child graduates from high school [...]

By |December 5th, 2016|Uncategorised|

Holiday Event Planning for Businesses: Do you need a special permit to serve alcohol?

Is your company thinking about hosting a holiday event to recognize your wonderful clients? Or maybe you are a non-profit organization planning a festive community fundraising event. Are you considering serving alcohol but wondering what rules apply? Who do you even contact to ask? If your organization is located in Nova Scotia, contact the Alcohol, [...]

By |November 21st, 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|