Applying For A Marriage-Based Green Card But Have A Criminal Past? Here's What You Need To Know

If you are a foreigner who is in a relationship with a United States citizen who has proposed, you may be wondering if your criminal past will affect your ability to obtain a green card, especially if you've kept your past a secret from your future spouse. Unfortunately, your future spouse will likely find out about your criminal past, so it's a good idea to come clean and tell them before you apply for a green card. [Read More]

How Should You Arrange Your Taxes During (And After) A Separation From Your Spouse?

There's never a good time to end a marriage -- but combining the emotions and stress of a divorce with tax troubles can be a recipe for emotional disaster. Unfortunately, Canadian laws can operate to give you some messy tax issues even just upon your initial separation from your spouse. You'll often need to be proactive to avoid being assessed with penalties or mistakenly taking benefits to which you are no longer entitled. [Read More]

DNA Results Could Be Dangerous: Talk To A Lawyer Before Testing At Home

Currently here in Canada, you can find out, in the privacy of your home, whether or not you are at risk for a host of genetic conditions. All you have to do is obtain a home testing kit and provide a DNA sample (saliva or blood) through the mail. When the results are in, you can view them on your computer. Sounds easy, right? Wrong. Legal issues have sprung up like weeds all over the hillside of this new medical frontier. [Read More]

3 Methods To Help You Break A Contract To Buy A House

Buying a house is a huge step in life, and it requires a big commitment and a lot of money. It is also something that can take time from the start to finish. After making an offer on a house, you may start having second thoughts, wondering if you made the right decision. Unfortunately, once you sign the agreement, you might be legally obligated to go through with the purchase. To find out what your options are, you may want to consult a real estate lawyer, and here are three options your lawyer might suggest. [Read More]