When a plaintiff does something unreasonable that contributes to their injuries from an accident, then there could be contributory negligence. The Court will look to see if the plaintiff exercised reasonable care in circumstances where there was the possibility of danger. There are many examples of what could constitute contributory negligence, but a few common…

In the event of your death, your estate may be worth a substantial amount of money. Make sure it goes where you want it to go. See your lawyer. The cost of a properly drafted Will is minimal when compared to the total value of your estate. If you have minor children, talk to your…

1. See your lawyer before signing the Real Estate Purchase Contract or make the Contract subject to your lawyer’s approval. 2. Get the best possible estimate of your total costs including tax adjustments, legal costs, and Land Titles fees. Contact your lawyer! If you are having a home built, talk to your lawyer at Ahlstrom…

1. If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to make a claim for your losses. 2. A victim’s family may be entitled to claim for losses as well. 3. Your losses include your lost wages if you were unable to work, your inability to do house or yard work,…

A common law relationship is a relationship is which a couple lives together but are not legally married to each other. The couple must live together in a ‘marriage-like’ relationship to be considered common law. What Are My Rights And Responsibilities In A Common-Law Relationship? A common-law relationship gives each of the partners certain rights…

“So whadya think? Do we rent the place or do we still keep looking? It’s more expensive than we budgeted for.” Charlie frowned as he thought about what Sky had said. Finally he decided. “Let’s go for it, Sky. School’s starting soon, and it’s the best of the dumps that we’ve seen. As for the…

Many people understand that mortgages are connected to the purchase of real estate, but often, the details of who is left with what at the end of the transaction are misunderstood. The lawyers at Ahlstrom Wright often hear clients say, “I need a mortgage to buy a house” and while Ahlstrom Wright understands what their clients are…

The Minor Injury Cap is a law in Alberta that restricts pain and suffering damages to $5,020 (2017 limit) for some personal injury claims. However, not all personal injury claims in Alberta fall under the Minor Injury Cap. In fact, the only claims that could be “capped” are motor vehicle accidents where a person suffers soft tissue…

The two ways to sell your incorporated company are to sell your company’s shares or to sell your company’s assets. Note, that if your company is unincorporated you will only be able to sell the assets. There are several advantages and disadvantages to selling either the shares or the assets, and it is strongly recommended to obtain legal advice…

Just like when you sell a company there are two ways that you can buy a company. The purchase of a company that is unincorporated can only be accomplished by the purchase of the company’s assets . There are several advantages and disadvantages to either buying the shares or the assets of a company, and it is strongly recommended…