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FAQ – Buying a New Home – How does a Realtor Help?

Buying a new home is an exciting and stressful time for everyone. At Kennedy Schofield, we want to make our part in this process as smooth as possible. When we work with clients who are purchasing a home, we take the time to explain the process to them and are always available for any questions [...]

By |April 3rd, 2019|News, Real Estate|

Kennedy Schofield Lawyers in Support of St. Margaret’s Bay Community Living

Each year for the past three years Kennedy Schofield Lawyers has committed to fundraising for a local charity for the calendar year.  Last year they were proud to help support Hunter Marsden in his amazing fight against cancer. “We are always so touched to see how our community rallies around a family in crisis,” says [...]

By |February 28th, 2019|News, Uncategorised|

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|

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|

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 [...]

A Time to Reflect

Remembrance Day is a time to appreciate and reflect upon the sacrifices that were made so that we could have the freedoms that we enjoy today. As a military wife and daughter, I have always felt it important to take time on this day to not only appreciate those who lost their lives fighting for [...]

By |November 7th, 2017|News, Uncategorised|

Help Yourself While You Can – Appoint a Personal Directive

What is a Personal Directive? In Nova Scotia, the Personal Directives Act allows an individual to legally create a personal directive. This would be a legal document authorizing an individual to act on a person’s behalf when they no longer have capacity and are therefore unable to make decisions concerning their own personal care, including [...]

By |October 20th, 2017|Civil Litigation, Family, News, Uncategorised, Wills & Estates|

Commercial Leases – Protecting Yourself & Your Business

So you are starting your business and you decide you need a place to sell your products. You look for the perfect location and find a great rental opportunity, but is it? This opportunity is a commercial opportunity and means you would be signing a commercial lease and there are big differences between a commercial [...]

By |October 5th, 2017|Civil Litigation, Corporate & Commercial, News, Real Estate|