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McGlashan & Mackinnon is a full service law firm dedicated to the ethical, effective, and efficient practice of law to serve the best interests of our clients.  McGlashan & Mackinnon was formed on July 16, 2001 and has served Northern and Central Alberta with pride ever since, including Edmonton, Fort McMurray and more.

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Your Criminal Defence Lawyers in Edmonton

When you are charged with a crime, there are a wide range of outcomes that can happen. Your defense lawyer is your key to making sure you experience the best possible one. Making the right choice is essential.

At McGlashan and MacKinnon, our experienced and qualified defense attorneys know what it takes to get you justice. They will aggressively and effectively represent you in a court of law, presenting powerful evidence and negotiating with expertise. Your case will be in the hands of capable professionals.

No matter the severity of your crime, we will work to reduce your sentence, lessen the impact, and ensure you are able to move forward with your life. We understand that accidents happen, and that one mistake shouldn’t haunt you for the rest of your life.

Don’t risk your future. Choose McGlashan and MacKinnon as your Criminal Defence Lawyers.

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Serving Central & Northern Alberta Since 2001

LOCATED AT #101, 10033 – 80 AVE NW
EDMONTON, ALBERTA

The Expert Truth About Living Common Law in Alberta [2019]

May 3, 2019

As one of Edmonton’s trusted, top family law firms, one of the most common questions we get in the field of family law is this: What is considered “common law” in Alberta? The fact of the matter is that couples engaged in a “common law” relationship don’t have the same legal rights or obligations as a married couple, and this is where the situation can get sticky. The rights and obligations of unmarried couples are determined based on what might be fair in the particular circumstances of their relationship, which is problematic because it makes it difficult for couples to negotiate at the end of a relationship without a clear set of expectations about what might happen if they go to court. So where do you draw the line? Let’s dive in… What does it mean to live ‘Common Law’ in Alberta? While many still refer to an unwed couple that is living together as “common law,” the term is no longer used in Alberta’s law system. As of 2003, the Adult Interdependent Partner Act now refers to the pair as Adult Interdependent Partners, or AIP. When it comes to those under 18, a minor may enter into an AIP so long as that individual is at least 16 years old, and the minor’s guardians have given their written consent to the partnership. A person…

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