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Announcing the Managed Estates Department PDF Print E-mail
Managed Estates
Friday, 14 October 2011 00:00

One local law office has decided to tackle the issues of an aging population head-on. Practicing in Lethbridge since 1976, Randell Thiessen of Thiessen Law Group is well acquainted with the complexities and challenges that come with growing older. By creating a new department called Managed Estates, Thiessen Law Group is primed to spare Lethbridge residents from the headaches and financial pitfalls that can result from a lack of preparation.

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New Alberta Wills and Succession Act PDF Print E-mail
Probate & Estates
Sunday, 21 August 2011 06:31


A new Wills and Succession Act has been passed by the Alberta Legislature. Proclamation is expected in early 2012. Once in force, it will have significant impact on wills and succession practice in Alberta. 

 

Alberta Justice released a useful information guide on April 27th, 2011 that details the changes that will come into effect soon.  A copy of this guide can be found here:

Guide to Wills and Succession Act 

 
To Incorporate or Not PDF Print E-mail
Corporate
Sunday, 21 August 2011 06:21

Reasons to Incorporate:

  • Flexibility in Personal Financial Planning;
  • Greater Control in Transferring Ownership;
  • Longevity;
  • Personal Liability Protection;
  • Potential Tax Advantages;
  • Potential for Outside Investors and Other Partners;
  • and more...
 
The Fine Print - Email Legalese Useless? PDF Print E-mail
General
Sunday, 21 August 2011 06:23

Does your company utilize legal disclaimers at the bottom of each and every message that is sent out?  Have you ever considered the usefulness of such statements?  We stumbled upon this article on the Economist website - you might find it interesting:

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Spare us the e-mail yada-yada

Automatic e-mail footers are not just annoying. They are legally useless

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