Planning for disability or death is never pleasant. However, it is an important part of identifying what you want done when something like this happens to you and helping those around you carry out your wishes. An enduring power of attorney, a personal directive, and a will are basic to building your plan.
With them you can set out respectively:
Who will handle your financial affairs and how, if you become mentally incompetent
If you become mentally incompetent, who will handle your medical and other personal life decisions and the kinds of choices they can make for you
How you want your estate to be dealt with at your death
In this presentation you’ll learn about these basic legal tools and what’s involved in acquiring them. You’ll also learn about the changes brought about by the Wills and Succession Act, recent legislation in this area.
This presentation will provide an overview of the legal rights and responsibilities of an executor (also known as a personal representative) as that person:
You’ll also learn about the changes brought about by the Wills and Succession Act, recent legislation in this area.
This is an introduction to ‘Small Claims Court’ (now called Provincial Court - Civil). It will give you a chance to learn about:
There's a whole identity out there made up of information about you, much of it stored in electronic databases. If that identity is stolen, or your information gets into the wrong hands some other way, the results can be serious. This presentation provides a general overview of legal issues related to your information identity.
This presentation provides an overview of legal aspects of adoption.
Topics for discussion include:
Grandparents often play a significant role in the lives of their grandchildren and the emotional ties can be deep. If parents separate or divorce, it can become difficult for grandparents to maintain this relationship with their grandchildren. Other times, such situations can result in grandparents providing much or all of the care for their grandchildren. How does the legal system respond in these types of situations? This session looks at subjects like parenting of and contact with children (also referred to as custody and access), maintenance, and guardianship from the grandparent-grandchild perspective.
What are the legal rights and responsibilities of unmarried people living together as spouses and how do they differ from those of married people? What is a cohabitation agreement and how important is it for people in such relationships to have one? What is an adult interdependent partner and what is the significance of becoming one? This presentation provides an opportunity to look at questions like these. The topics for discussion include care and support of children, inheritance, and property.
Non-profit organizations play an important part in our communities and many people become involved with them in various capacities, as employees, directors or volunteers for example. This presentation provides a look at non-profits from legal perspective. Topics for discussion include:
How these organizations can be structured.
How non-profits are affected by things like employment law or freedom of information and protection of privacy law.
How such organizations fit into the taxation system.
The difference between a non-profit organization and charity.
The rights and responsibilities of those involved with non-profits
Types of liability issues these organizations and those involved with them can face and the kinds of steps they can take to help protect themselves. $25
Learn about the legal rights and responsibilities of a person renting a property. Topics will include: Rent, Security, Termination of tenancies and notice.
This is presented by Video Conference by Lethbridge College Public Legal Education Department.
Our parents took care of us and we take care of our children. That's the usual assumption about how things should go. However, sometimes our parents (or other adults we know), lose the legal capacity to make their own decisions and we're the called on to assume this responsibility. This presentation is an opportunity to learn about the legal issues involved in these address them.