People often need legal advice but are worried that a lawyer will charge them even if they don't have a case.
Our firm offers a free initial consultation so you don't have to worry. We can give you up to half an hour of our time to discuss your case. If our services aren't required, or you decide not to hire us, we don't charge you.
Also, if your lawyer is no longer practicing, call us for a free consultation.
I find that callers are often stressed out at the beginning of the consultation, but once they have discussed their case with me, their stress levels have decreased significantly...
Grandparents often think they have an inherent right to see their grandchildren. They do not.
In a recent decision of the Court of Queen's Bench, the Court held that even though the Grandmother had resided next door to her grandchildren for four years and saw them frequently, the parents were allowed to move away and cut off all contact with the Grandmother.
Access rights flow throw the child's parent, unless the parent is not available, or unless the child actually physically resides with the grandparent...
Tax Deduction for Legal Expenses for Child and Spousal Support
Can you claim your legal bill as an expense on your income tax return?
The general rule of them is you can claim an expense incurred in order to gain income.
Child support and spousal support are income.
So you can claim the deduction if you were claiming child or spousal support and the legal bill was for that purpose.
Ironically, if your legal bill is for fighting against paying support, you can't claim the expense, because the expense wasn't incurred in order gain income...
Criminal Law Disclosure
After the police lay a charge, an accused will usually be released on conditions, including that they attend the first court date.
It is then that they phone a lawyer. One question that client's always have is whether they should plead innocent or guilty.
My advice is always the same. I don't know until the Crown releases dislosure. Disclosure is the evidence that the Crown has against the accused...