Do grandparents have “rights” in Nova Scotia?

Changes to legislation in the past few years have prompted some people to ask questions about whether grandparents now have “rights” in Nova Scotia in relation to their grandchildren. While amendments have made it easier for grandparents to apply for custody or access, they did not create any “rights” or presumptions for grandparents. Changes to [...]

By |2017-03-21T12:01:17-03:00March 21st, 2017|Family|

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 |2020-06-02T16:07:07-03:00March 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 |2020-06-02T16:07:07-03:00February 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 |2020-06-02T16:07:07-03:00January 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 |2020-06-02T16:07:07-03:00January 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 |2020-06-02T16:07:07-03:00December 19th, 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 |2020-06-02T16:07:07-03:00November 21st, 2016|Uncategorised|