Unwed and Without Children? You Still Need a Will

When people think about wills, they often think only about the future of their spouse and children, but for those without a family a will is still an incredibly important document. Here are some things to consider if you do not have a will and are without kids and a spouse. It isn’t Just for After You Die A will and testament is a legal document that outlines your wishes in the event of your death but also in the event of your being unable to make certain decisions. This could be the result of an accident, a medical issue… read more >>

Things You Should and Shouldn’t Do During an Arrest

If you are arrested, showing cooperation and staying selectively silent will be to your advantage. Here are three things you should do if you are arrested. Be Cooperative If you are being arrested, the worst thing you can do is be hostile, or speak aggressively to the arresting officers. It may be a head-spinning experience, but you should try to listen to everything they are saying, and answer any personal questions asked of you. (more…) read more >>

Three Tips to Avoid Breaking your Probation during the Holidays

Summary: On probation? Don’t let an overly festive holiday decision get you into legal trouble. The holidays are a time for cheer, celebration, families and parties. They are meant to create fond memories of the season and the time spent together. What is meant as freedom during the holidays can be taken for granted. This is especially true for somebody on probation. It is possible to fully enjoy your holidays while on probation. It is extremely important however, to enjoy them without breaking your probation rules.  Breaking probation has severe results that can dramatically change your future and the future… read more >>

Is Your DUI Lawyer is Qualified to Handle Your Case? Here’s How to Tell

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When it comes to DUI’s, do you know how to recognize a qualified lawyer?   So, you find that you are charged with a DUI offense. This will affect your life going forward. From your home life to jobs to relationships – a DUI will change everything, including your employment and travel opportunities.  One of the best things you can do is to seek the help of a DUI Lawyer.  However, not all lawyers are created, or educated, equally.  A DUI will affect your future, so find a lawyer that is qualified for your particular situation. How do you know… read more >>

3 Shoplifting Defenses That Will NOT Hold Up in Court

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Shoplifting can be a rather serious offense, depending on how far a retailer is willing to go with pressing charges. Here are three common shoplifting defenses that will NOT hold up in court.   “It Was an Accident”   Shoplifting generally refers to the theft of merchandise from a retailer or place of business. It is a form of larceny, and can result in criminal charges ranging from an infraction to a misdemeanor to varying degrees of felony charges.   Whether you intended to steal from a retailer or not, claiming that it was an “accident” is a shoplifting defense… read more >>

Five Tips for Negotiating Child Custody

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When you have run out of options and are faced with separating your family, it is almost guaranteed that there will be tension. How do you overcome that tension? We share our top tips. A separation or divorce is a difficult process and an emotional time for everybody. This ordeal becomes even more complicated when children are involved. In addition to monitoring their emotional health, you also need to deal with their long-term care and expenses.  Child custody is rarely agreed on by both parties, and very often results in hard feelings, feelings of loss and financial strain when not… read more >>

Should Your Ex Pay You Spousal Support? The Answer May Surprise You

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Are you going through a divorce? Here is what you need to know about spousal support. Divorce is difficult on many levels: emotionally, mentally and financially. Divorce can result in a great deal of financial uncertainty, and leave both parties with questions about legal fees, child support, and spousal support. Spousal support can be especially difficult because there are so many variables that determine whether it's necessary, who pays it and how much. If you're wondering what your spousal support situation may look like, here are a few factors that will affect the court's decision. Where You Live In Canada,… read more >>

Three Laws All Marijuana Users Should Know

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Marijuana is on its way to becoming legal, but with legalization comes increases and changes in regulation. How does this impact current laws surrounding marijuana use in Canada?   The Liberal government has made promises to introduce new legislation to legalize marijuana in Canada, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you can puff away on that doobie without worry. There are still a lot of regulations being generated to control some of the more controversial aspects of cannabis—like controlling availability so children don’t gain access or accidentally consume cannabis that has been baked into pastries, or controlling who is distributing… read more >>

Are Your Stilettos Illegal? Suprising Laws From Around The World!

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Looking for some fun in the sun this summer? Better double check to make sure your kind of fun is still legal.   We’ve all heard the phrase, “this is so fun it should be illegal”—maybe you’ve even used the phrase once or twice yourself—but what if that super fun summer activity really is illegal? Here are three summer activities you should probably avoid this summer, especially if you didn’t even know they were illegal.   Are you going to wear that?   There are a number of activities that are, in fact, legal—just as long as you mind your… read more >>

5 Things to Expect During the Divorce Process

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Even at the best of times, divorces are highly painful and stressful experiences. Here are five things you can expect during the start of the process.   It Won’t Be Easy   Whether the split with your partner was relatively amicable, all divorces come with some degree of stress, whether it be emotional, psychological or even financial – or a combination of all three. Divorce is difficult at the best of times, so prepare yourself for a rollercoaster ride of emotional highs and lows. Surround yourself with good friends, and try to keep yourself busy so that you can cope… read more >>