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The Engagement Ring: Whose Property is it?

As William Shakespeare once wrote “The course of true love never did run smooth.” What happens when relationships turn sour and questions arise about property that a couple may have acquired together prior to marriage or given as gifts to one another? If diamonds are forever, does the bride-to-be get to keep the engagement ring […]

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Juliana Ho
Juliana Ho is a 2nd year student at the University of Alberta Law School and is a volunteer with Pro Bono Students Canada. (2014)
 

No Trespassers Allowed

The act of “trespassing” is often conceptualized as one person setting foot on another person’s land without their consent. “Get off my property, you’re TRESPASSING!” is a common phrase landowners employ when faced with uninvited guests. At law, the term “trespass” encompasses much more than individuals creeping onto their neighbour’s property without permission. In fact, […]

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Samina Thind
Samina Thind is an associate with the firm of Miller Thomson LLP in Edmonton, Alberta.
 

Mistake #5 in Starting a Small Business: Not Getting a Lawyer for your Business

Continued from Mistake #4: Not Being Adequately Insured Mistake #5. Not Getting a Lawyer for your Business As the owner of a business, you would likely never try to do all of your own accounting, computer support, and cleaning – you would probably hire someone. After all, you are there to run the business part […]

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Carole Aippersbach
Carole Aippersbach is a lawyer with the Centre for Public Legal Education in Edmonton, Alberta.
 

Mistake #4 in Starting a Small Business: Not Being Adequately Insured

Continued from Mistake #3: The Contents of Leases Mistake #4. Not Being Adequately Insured New businesses often have insufficient insurance. In deciding what kind and how much insurance to secure, a new business owner should carefully examine the needs of the business. Here is a summary of the most common forms of insurance coverage. Property […]

Authors:

Carole Aippersbach
Carole Aippersbach is a lawyer with the Centre for Public Legal Education in Edmonton, Alberta.
 

Mistake #3 in Starting a Small Business: The Contents of Leases

Continued from Mistake #2: Not Having an Operating Agreement (Partnerships and Corporations) Mistake #3. The Contents of Leases When you start a small business, you will need to consider where that business will be located. If your business is not a home-based one, this may be the first time you have had to deal with […]

Authors:

Carole Aippersbach
Carole Aippersbach is a lawyer with the Centre for Public Legal Education in Edmonton, Alberta.
 


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