Money Talks: who handles the money when you’re Buying a Home in Nova Scotia

Money Talks: who handles the money when you’re Buying a Home in Nova Scotia

One of the things that incites the most anxiety when buying or selling a home is the money, who is handling it? Luckily for home buyers and sellers your trusted professionals help you in this department. Read on to learn the specifics of who does what.

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A Real-Life Horror Story – He Died Without a Will

A Real-Life Horror Story – He Died Without a Will

Once upon a time, in a land not too far from were you are reading this, there lived a kind man. When he was young, he married. A few years later he realized the marriage was a mistake and he separated from his wife. However, divorce is expensive and their separation was agreeable so they never went through with any formal paperwork. Time went on, and the man met another women who he fell in love with. She too was still married to her husband from an earlier chapter point in her life. They moved in together and had one child. Collectively, their family now had five children because he has two children from his previous marriage and she had two from hers. Life was grand, but then he died.

 

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Restrictive Covenants - What are they? Why should you care?

Restrictive Covenants - What are they? Why should you care?

Restrictive covenants are rules about the use of the property. I.e. the restrict your ability to do things on or to your property. The person (or company) that has the right to enforce these covenants is referred to as the "covenant holder" and is most often the developer of your subdivision. These rules are attached to the property and pass from one owner to the next

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Spousal Support: Taking (some of) the mystery out of entitlement to support.

 Spousal Support: Taking (some of) the mystery out of entitlement to support.

Trying to determine whether or not you, or your spouse is entitled to spousal support upon separation can be confusing. That is because spousal support is a complicated subject that takes many different factors into account, so the answer may be very different depending on your circumstances.

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How a Lawyer Can Help You Collect Accounts Receivables

How a Lawyer Can Help You Collect Accounts Receivables

One of the biggest challenges for business owners is managing cash flow. Running a business is expensive, and while none of your creditors want to wait to be paid, sometimes collecting from your customers can be a real challenge. What can a business owner do to collect money owed by their customers?

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Changes to the Eligible Dependent Tax Credit with Shared Custody.

Changes to the Eligible Dependent Tax Credit with Shared Custody.

In shared custody arrangements child support is often calculated using the simple set off approach. This is a straight forward way of calculating child support and involves the following:

·         Parent A’s income corresponds with a child support payment of $500.

·         Parent B’s income corresponds with a child support payment of $100.

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Money Talks: How the Money Flows when you're Selling Your Home.

Money Talks: How the Money Flows when you're Selling Your Home.

One of the things that incites the most anxiety when buying or selling a home is the money, who is handling it? Luckily for home buyers and sellers your trusted professionals help you in this department. Your lawyer handles the money for you when you sell your home.

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Buying a condo in Nova Scotia? Understand exactly what you're buying

Buying a condo in Nova Scotia? Understand exactly what you're buying

The practical distinctions between buying a condominium and buying property can sometimes be confusing. Here are a few points to illustrate what you are buying when you buy a condo. The exact definition of what you own and what you are responsible for, i.e. what is your unit, should be outlined in your Condominium Corporation's Declaration.

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Nova Scotia’s “Statute of Limitations” – the time limit for filing a claim in court

Nova Scotia’s “Statute of Limitations” – the time limit for filing a claim in court

Did you know there were time limits to file a claim in court? Well, there is! Depending on the type of claim you have, the amount of time you have to file can vary substantially. This period of time is called a “limitation period”. In Nova Scotia, the limitation period is determined by the type of legislation that your claim falls under. If the legislation does not set out a time period, then the Limitations of Actions Act will outline the time limits to follow.

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Are "Executor Fees" allowed in Nova Scotia under the Probate Act?

Are "Executor Fees" allowed in Nova Scotia under the Probate Act?

Probate is the process by which a “Personal Representative” is formally appointed to have the authority to administer the estate of a deceased. The person appointed Personal Representative assumes the duty of gathering information about all of the assets of the deceased, (such as bank accounts, investments and property) paying the debts of the deceased out of the assets of the estate, and then and distributing the remainder of the assets among the rightful heirs, who are known as beneficiaries .

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When Can I Sue In Small Claims Court in Nova Scotia?

When Can I Sue In Small Claims Court in Nova Scotia?

If you are having an issue and you would like to go to court but the idea of an expensive legal battle that drags out for years is not something you are interested in you might want to consider Small Claims Court in Nova Scotia. Small Claims Court is designed for matters that are for smaller amounts of money and can be decided without years worth of evidence. However, there are limits to the matters you can take to Small Claims Court.

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What Happens After I Lose a Lawsuit?

What Happens After I Lose a Lawsuit?

If you participate in a lawsuit and lose, the judge will issue an order against you. The order will outline the details of his decision, specifically the details of what you are legally obligated to do. In many cases this involves paying somebody a certain amount of money. At this point you can simply choose to pay the amount the judge has ordered you to. However, for a lot of people this is not a realistic option.

 

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Selling & Showing Your Home With Pets

Selling & Showing Your Home With Pets

Keeping you home in tip top shape in order to show it can be a task. Particularly when you have pets in your home, but it can make a bad impression if you don't. Here are some things you should think about when your selling with pets:

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Buying a Condo in Nova Scotia? Here's why you need an estoppel certificate.

Buying a Condo in Nova Scotia? Here's why you need an estoppel certificate.

When you are buying a home in Nova Scotia there are a lot of moving parts to the process. When you are buying a condominium, often you can count on adding a few more. One of the requirements specific to purchasing a condo unit is getting your hands on the estoppel certificate. It’s important to understand why you need one.

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First Time Homebuyers' Rebate - Nova Scotia

First Time Homebuyers' Rebate - Nova Scotia

If you are buying a home for the first time you may qualify for First Time Home Buyers' rebate.

A "first time buyer" is an individual who builds or purchases a newly built home and has not owned or occupied a home in Canada in the last five years.

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Home Appraisal? What's that all about?

Home Appraisal? What's that all about?

There are many reasons home owners require an appraisal, but the most common appraisal requests are for lending purposes. When a financial institution is considering granting a loan to purchase, improve or refinance a property, they need confirmation of the current market value of the property that will be securing their investment. An appraiser is called upon to provide an unbiased opinion of value based on market research and analysis and a review of the subject property.  Appraisals are also commonly sought for real estate transactions, estate planning, separation and divorce settlements and insurance purposes. 

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A Fresh Start Any Time - Now to Organize!

A Fresh Start Any Time - Now to Organize!

A new year is a fresh start in many ways. It is a great time to re-set. Organizing your home can be a great way to do this. Read on to learn a few ways to take advantage of the timing and get organized.

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What Do Happens at my Nova Scotia Corporation's Annual General Meeting

What Do Happens at my Nova Scotia Corporation's Annual General Meeting

Incorporation is only the beginning of the process, corporations in truth require continuous attention. One important order of business a corporation is required to conduct is an Annual General Meeting or an “AGM”. A corporations governing legislation will set out the time frame within which an AGM is required to be held. According to both the Canada Business Corporations Act and the Nova Scotia Companies Act, an AGM is mandated to take place at minimum once a year

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why you should understand & embrace hygge

why you should understand & embrace hygge

Hygge is a word that has been popping up a lot in discussions of home decorating, particularly for the fall and winter. Consider how embracing Hygge when staging your house for sale in the winter can have a positive impact on offers.

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