When injured as a result of a slip and fall accident or being involved in a motor vehicle accident, the injured party has two (2) years from the date of the accident to file a Statement of Claim in the Court of Queen’s Bench against the other party involved, whether this be the driver of the other vehicle if dealing with a motor vehicle accident, or the owner of the premises on which the party was injured. If this two year limitation date is missed, the injured party will be forever barred from bringing a legal action against any other party.
Retaining the services of a lawyer can be beneficial to a client when involved in a real estate transaction, whether for the purchase of new property or the sale of your current home. Consulting a lawyer for assistance in a real estate transaction can ensure that your rights and interests are protected and that the contract being entered into is in your best interests. Real estate contracts typically contain various legal terms that the buyer or seller may not understand; your lawyer can help you comprehend these terms and ensure that you fully understand the commitment about to be made.
The two types of criminal offences in Canada are summary offences or indictable offences. Summary offences are tried in Provincial Court by a judge while indictable offences, which are usually more serious in nature, can be tried in Provincial Court by a judge without a jury, or in the Court of Queen?s Bench by a judge either with or without a jury.
Child of the marriage as defined by the Divorce Act is a child of two spouses or two former spouses who, at the material time, is under the age of majority and who has not withdrawn from their charge, OR is the age of majority or over and under their charge but unable, by reason of illness, disability, or other cause, to withdraw from their charge or to obtain the necessaries of life.
Married couples intending to divorce when there are children involved are required to attend a mandatory Parenting After Separation seminar before their divorce will be finalized by the Alberta Courts.