law

  • Your Contest Might Be Illegal: Designing a Legal Online Competition

    When running a contest in Canada, you will need to make sure that you are not accidentally running a gambling operation. A contest can become an illegal game if it contains certain characteristics. Designing Your Legal Contest To be considered a form of gambling, a game must require that you pay to enter, there must be an element of chance, and there must be a prize. Therefore, if you remove one of those elements, your contest will not be considered gambling.
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  • 4 Tips For Going To Small Claims Court

    Small claims court is the type of court you go to when you intend to bring up a lawsuit against a customer or client. There are many reasons you might go to court, from a client that went against a contract you had with them, to having a customer that failed to pay you for services rendered. Here are some tips to follow when you have to go to this type of court.
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  • 3 Reasons You Need An Estate Plan

    If you're like most people, you may assume that you have no need for an estate plan. You may think that you can do your planning later in life, once you have a lot more money and planning needs. The truth is, most people need to have an estate plan in order. Take a look at the following information to better understand the reasons as to why you need a proper plan in place.
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  • Two Ways You Can Try To Resolve A Dispute With Your Landlord On Your Own

    Some people think the quickest and easiest way to handle landlord disputes is to file a suit in court. However, finding a way to settle your issue outside the walls of a courtroom can save you time and money. If your landlord is violating your lease agreement, is unresponsive to your maintenance needs or causing another problem, see if you can resolve the issue on your own first. Set Up A Meeting
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  • 3 Things To Consider Before Getting A Divorce

    Divorces are common in our society. Many people choose to get a divorce, which sadly, doesn't always make life easier. This is why it is important that, before you seek out a divorce lawyer, you take the time to decide if divorce is really right for you. Here are some things to consider. Do You Really Want A Divorce Or Are You Just Threatening? Some people choose to use a divorce as a threat to their spouse to let them know how serious they are or to get a reaction.
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  • The Dos And Don'ts Of Negotiating A Personal Injury Claim With An Insurance Company

    If you've been injured as a result of another person's carelessness--whether it be due to a car accident, slip-and-fall, or anything in between--there's a good chance you're filing a personal injury claim as a means of seeking the compensation to which you're entitled. As you go through the complicated and drawn-out claims process, however, there are some things you need to know about negotiating with the insurance company. DO Have a Specific Settlement Amount in Mind
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  • Avoiding Eviction Court: Getting Tenants to Leave on Their Own

    The tenant eviction process is a notoriously long and expensive in Ontario. It can take over 90 days and cost upwards of $570 or more to get an unwanted renter out of your home or apartment building. This doesn't include the loss of rent and potential damages to the property that may occur while trying to get the tenant out. While you should always be willing to use the courts to evict the renter, there are a couple of things you can do to get the person to leave the facility on their own.
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  • Can You Hold The Builder Responsible For New Home Defects?

    If you recently had a new home built, you might find that in the coming months, there are certain defects you were not aware of. Many defects occur over the course of the first year, but are not made obvious when the home is first built. If your home was built in the summer, it might not be until winter that you realize there is a draft through your brand new windows.
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  • The Newlywed's Guide To Protecting An Inheritance

    Your parents, grandparent or other relative may have left behind an inheritance to help ensure you have a more solid financial future. Whether this money was willed to be used for educational purposes, to invest in a business or simply to spend as you please, it's important that you know how to keep your inherited money protected. A marriage isn't just the joining of two people, but also the joining of your finances.
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  • 4 Tips On Planning A Great Weekend With Your Child After A Divorce

    Access to your children can be one of the hardest parts of divorce or separation. Making weekend arrangements can be even more difficult, as this is when most social events happen. It's also when quality time is spent with them away from the pressures of school and work. Each parent wants to receive a fair amount of time with their children. This is especially true during holidays and other important dates.
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