PARALEGAL COMPANY SERVING CALGARY AND ALL OF ALBERTA
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Wills, Estate Probate & Grant of Administration
Incorporation of company
Foreclosure Support-Private Equity Mortgage Lenders
Highly experienced Paralegals with many years with on-hands experience and legal training qualified by (2) years of education for paralegal studies providing quick, efficient, professional, effective, Legal Assistance Services throughout the Province of Alberta for both individuals and corporations who have various matters in the Provincial Court of Alberta and further proceedings for those individuals who have various matters and self-representing themselves in the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta.
INDEPENDENT LEGAL ADVICE:
Legal Assistants Svcs Group. its Agents and employees does not provide legal advice but can help identify when such advice is needed.
We have working knowledge of the Alberta Rules of Court, the ability to research case law and applicable legislation.
Review ,assist with court document preparation and providing instructions on filing court documents;
Review current legal matter and discuss appropriate legislation with you;
Court procedural guidance, courtroom protocol and etiquette;
Assisting self-represented litigants prepare to represent themselves;
Apply & research case law and statute law;
We work with and liaison with other Paralegals;
Assess your legal needs and obtain information about your legal procedure;
Represent and Act as Agent in in Provincial Court proceedings
By virtue of section 62 of the Provincial Court Act, paralegals are able to "represent" as agent, those who have claims that fall under Part 4 - Civil Claims;
We assist those who are self-represented for both individuals and corporations who have matters either in Provincial Court and Court of Queen's Bench. No legal advice given.
To provide a safe and effective alternative service for Albertans to have better access to justice;
To provide paralegal services to Albertans in need of professional, effective legal assistance in certain and limited situations, including Family Law, Civil Law and more;
To ensure that such assistance is held to a high standard of professionalism and accountability for the safety and security of both the provider and recipient of paralegal services.
In litigation, the Rules of Court provide for certain legal costs to be payable in various circumstances.
The most usual circumstances are that the successful party will be awarded their legal costs according to the Tariff contained in the Rules of Court, which sets the amount according to the step taken and the amount at stake in a Claim.
Acceptable forms of payment & Refund Policy:
2. Cash Payment
3. Bank Draft along with bank draft receipt
4. ALL payments for services provided by Legal Assistants Svcs Group are considered FINAL and deemed sufficient and good. NO refund will be offered under any circumstances whatsoever.
It is expressly understood and agreed that no services will be rendered without adequate funds advanced to Legal Assistants Svcs Group.
We do not represent clients in the Court of Queen's Bench proceedings:
Evictions through Court of Queen's Bench as a self represented Landlord.
We assist with court document preparation. Our services also include attending court to file the relevant documentation and assisting with service.
Court of Queen's bench vs. RTDRS
It is way better to go to court as it’s faster, you can get a court date within 7 days or less, it's less for landlord to do, and better outcome. Generally the courts will award the landlord judgment for rental arrears, court cost of the application and cost of the application.
RTDRS is run by the government and there are hearing officers not Judges so they make decisions somewhat based on law but somewhat based on what the tenant thought or felt, whereas Court of Queen's Bench Masters don’t really care how the tenant feels. They make a decision based on the law only.
PROVINCIAL COURT CIVIL:
Are you the Plaintiff or Defendant?
Initial interview with client
Review pertinent documents
Draft applicable pleadings including:
Third Party Notice
Attend Court to file.
Assisting self-represented litigant prepare for Mediation and Pre-Trial Conference including preparation of exchange of records - materials related to the court action.
Research Case Law and Statute Law
Preparation of Notice of Appeal
Provincial Court Judge (Civil)
Draft, and Review
OVERVIEW OF THE PROCESS FOR PROVINCIAL COURT CIVIL:
Claims to $50,000;
Claim Defense to $50,000;
Counter claims to $50,000;
Third Party Claim to $50,000;
Provincial Court Civil includes Claims Counterclaims or Defense for:
Unpaid Loans - General Debts - General Claims
Unjust enrichment,including for recovery of the value of services provided or goods supplied
Damages,including damages for breach of contract
Return of personal property
Personal Injury and Car accidents
Return of Damage deposit
Construction related disputes
Contractors who have debt/builders' lien claim. In such cases, you may elect to file a builder's lien in Court of Queen's Bench, or you may file a claim as a debt or damages claim in Provincial Court.
Joint Divorce With or Without Dependents
FAMILY LAW ACT:
Notice of Motion
Adult Interdependent Partner Support
Vary Court Order
Application for Guardianship
The most effective option is a Joint Divorce with or without dependents. Both parties sign all divorce documents and appear at the courthouse together to ﬁle the documents.
There is no service of documents required thereby reducing the processing time for your divorce. Applying for a divorce jointly does require the cooperation between both spouses.
The second most effective option is the Uncontested Divorce which does require the service of documents.
If you and your ex spouse agree on the terms of your divorce you can obtain a divorce judgment quickly.
1. If couple is married but decide to separate before the 1 year what are the options for legal proceedings?
This is dependent on the situation. Parties separate and then must wait one year to file the final divorce documents.
This does not mean the action can't be commenced and other issues resolved via the court system if necessary.
2. What situations are suited to do Joint Divorce?
A joint divorce is for those individuals that are very amicable. They both sign off on the divorce which means they have worked out all the issues and it is a simple matter of preparing the final divorce documents and signing them.
For joint divorces, both parties sign one time. When there are children involved it is a couple more trips to the courthouse as the child support memo must be prepared.
3. What situations are suited for uncontested divorce?
Uncontested divorces are when one party starts the divorce action and the other party is served with the Statement of Claim. If the Defendant does not respond by filing a defence or demand of notice, the Plaintiff can then proceed to file the final divorce documents based on their statement of claim. Parties are usually amicable in this as well. The cost of service is an extra for this.
4. What do you mean by action commenced?
You can prepare and file a statement of claim at any time. You just can't file the final divorce documents until after the one year of separation
A will is a document in which a person speciﬁes the method to be applied in the management and distribution of his/her estate after his/her death
Will, Power of Attorney and Personal Directive for one person:
Will, Power of Attorney and Personal Directive for two people (husband/wife or couple
Personal Directive allows you to appoint someone to make your personal decisions
Power of Attorney gives someone else the right,while you are still alive to act on your behalf with respect to your financial affairs.
Estate Administration Obtaining Grants of Probate and Administration
WHAT IS PROBATE:
The Executor gets probate by making an Application to the Court of Queen’s
Bench, Surrogate Division.
The Court’s approval is sought to recognize that the Will is valid and that it is the last one that you made. That approval is known as a Probate.
WHAT IS A GRANT OF ADMINISTRATION:
When a person dies without a will it is called “Intestate”. A thorough search for a Will must be conducted and if unsuccessful a grant of administration could be applied for “if” there are assets that need to be administered
Writ of Enforcement, Register Writ with PPSA, Garnishee Summons, Register Writ Against Debtor’s Land, Application for Civil Contempt
Limited Scope services include the following services:
We assist with court document preparation assisting self-represented litigants prepare to represent themselves, court procedural guidance, courtroom protocol and etiquette.
FORECLOSURE SUPPORT FOR PRIVATE MORTGAGE LENDERS:
Name Pre-Screen, NUANS Report, Articles of Incorporation, Notice of Registered Office, Notice of Directors, Organization of Corporation, Bylaws 1st Directors Resolution, 1st Shareholder Resolution, Subscriptions, Consent of Directors, Share Certificate, Share Ledgers, Director and Officer Ledges
Preparation and registration of various documents under the Land Titles act. Please inquire about this service.
INDEPENDENT LEGAL ADVICE:
Legal Assistants Svcs Group. its Agents and employees does not provide legal advice but can help identify when such advice is needed.We highly recommend you seeing a lawyer for independent legal advice.