Before Removing Name from Land Title Consult Mortgagee

Before Removing Name from Land Title Consult Mortgagee

After buying a home with a partner, is it now time to take one of the names off of title? That may not be as easy as instructing your lawyer to complete and register a transfer of land. Did you know that your mortgage company has the right to refuse to allow you to...

The Dower Act in Estate Law

When a Seller of a home, which was the matrimonial home prior to a separation, is in the Seller’s name, problem can arise. If the Seller is not yet divorced certain steps need to be made to ensure the sale goes smoothly. The Dower Act requires that the...

Selecting the Right Lawyer

There are some consideration to keep in mind when selecting the right lawyer for your needs. Whenever you hire a lawyer, work with one who has been referred by someone you trust. If that’s not possible, do your research online about the firm, read reviews, and...
Reviewing the Vendor’s Real Property Report

Reviewing the Vendor’s Real Property Report

You’re looking for a different home, one with a big back yard you can envision yourself relaxing in on a warm summer evening. Perhaps a yard that the kids can play in? Then you find it. The perfect home with the perfect yard–or so you think. Many homes...
More Things to Look at Before Purchasing a Home

More Things to Look at Before Purchasing a Home

There is no substitute for actually spending the time to review your contemplated house purchase prior to entering into a Purchase Agreement. Many purchasers will not look beyond the well maintained lawn, the flowers and the paint colour to consider the other...
Transferring land by  Power of Attorney in Alberta

Transferring land by Power of Attorney in Alberta

Transferring land by way of a Power of Attorney should be done by all parties together to prevent disaster. Perhaps I have overstated my concern a touch but here’s a scenario that happened at our office. I once had a client who wanted to purchase a house from a...
Estate Litigation – Role of Executor

Estate Litigation – Role of Executor

When someone passes away, the beneficiaries look to the deceased’s Will for how the estate will be handled. Often a testator (the person who died) will appoint a son or daughter to be the Executor/Executrix of the estate. The Executor/Executrix has the...