What is a Will?

What is a Will

A Will, also known as a “Last Will and Testament” is a written, legal document prepared and  signed by a person – called a testator if male, or testatrix if … Read more

Types of Personal Injury

Examples of personal injury

The list is endless. Perhaps the most common is from a car accident. Of course, there are numerous other motorized vehicles speeding around that get into accidents, either on their … Read more

What Is A Personal Injury Lawyer?

personal injury lawyer definition

Well, you have undoubtedly seen the ads! Personal injury lawyers are, by far, the ones who advertise the most. Just have a look at the overwhelming array and number of … Read more

Legally Separated?

what is Legally Separated

This question is often posed: “We aren’t living together anymore; are we legally separated?” Well, there is no such thing as being illegally separated! “Living separate and apart” does have … Read more

What is a Separation Agreement?

what is Separation Agreement

Often calls are received from people inquiring about getting, or filing for, a “legal separation”. There is really no such thing in Canadian law as a legal separation. Instead, what … Read more

Is Getting Laid Off Like Being Fired?

Laid off vs fired

No. But most people use the terms interchangeably, without knowing the difference, and that includes employers. In fact, to allegedly soften the blow, some employers even tell their employees that … Read more

What Is An Employment Lawyer?

Employment law firm Ottawa

Employment lawyers fall into two broad categories: those who represent employers, and those who represent employees. If employees in the workplace are members of a union, the lawyers involved on … Read more

Types of Civil Litigation Claims

types of civil claims

As stated elsewhere, civil litigation involves someone suing someone else for anything. It is the legal process that most people think of when the word “lawsuit” is used. In broad … Read more

What Is Civil Litigation?

civil lawsuit attorneys

In our legal system, there are only two courts: the criminal court, and the civil court. Most people have a pretty good idea what criminal court is. The police charge … Read more