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Estate Planning to Provide for Your Family

Estate planning is important. When preparing your Last Will and Testament it is important to consider all of your dependants and how their future care fits into your estate plan. What happens when the Will does not adequately provide for a dependant? A fundamental principle of Alberta estate law is that individuals have the right…

Three Basic Facts about Cryptocurrency

If you’ve been reading the news lately, between Donald Trump’s tweets and keeping up with social media you’ve probably encountered some level of chatter about cryptocurrencies. What exactly is a cryptocurrency, though? How can Bitcoin be valuable if it’s just a string of computer code? DBH Law has answers for you! Here is a basic…

Five Points in Life to Consider Estate Planning

It is always good practice to check-in with your estate plan following significant changes in life. Events like a birth in the family, a marriage, divorce, or purchasing a home or car all leave room for questions about how things will work a little differently moving forward. Creating an estate plan helps provide structure in…

Drones: Compliance with Federal and Municipal Laws

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s), more commonly known as drones, are used for everything from recreational photography and hobby flying, to professional filming and military operations. Typically, anything that flies is regulated exclusively by the Federal government. That means that in order to legally operate anything from a hang-glider to an Airbus, a pilot must seek…

Guilty Until Proven Innocent?

Earlier this month, in the case of Sahaluk v. Alberta (Transportation Safety Board), 2017 ABCA, the Alberta Court of Appeal struck down section 88.1 of Alberta’s Traffic Safety Act which required those charged with alcohol-related offences to immediately surrender their driver’s licence to peace officers – a suspension which remained in place until the disposition…

I’ll Take Legalese for 500

English, malleable language that it is, can be tedious and frustrating to learn. The grammar is flexible, the spelling fluctuates regularly, and many individual words have been wholesale robbed from other languages. James Nicoll was not far off when he said “English doesn’t borrow from other languages. English follows other languages down dark alleys, knocks…

Challenging A Will

Are you suspicious about the circumstances under which a family member or loved one prepared their Will? Does the Will include a gift that may be the result of undue influence? If you are looking to challenge a Will it is important that you can produce some objective evidence to challenge the bequest before commencing…