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While our team of qualified professionals at Gittens & Associates is just a call away to assist you in all your legal matters, we also believe that a little legal awareness always comes in handy for our clients. If you would like to brush up your knowledge of the law, this is just the right place for you. We have a wide selection of articles below that will help you stay updated with legal terminology and general information. Our posts cover all the trending topics, and we keep adding new blogs regularly.

  • 27/03/2021 0 Comments
    How to Prepare for a Lawyer Consultation

    If you need to hire a lawyer, the first step is to arrange a consultation. This meeting will allow you to have an initial discussion about your case and the options available to you. It is also an opportunity to decide if the lawyer is a good fit for your case. Since this may lay the groundwork for your professional relationship together, it is in your best interest to come prepared to help ensure the meeting goes smoothly. Here are a few steps we recommend you take to get ready for a consultation.

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  • 27/03/2021 0 Comments
    3 Things You Should Know About Labour Law

    Labour law encompasses the rights and responsibilities of workers, employers, and unions. It also serves to mediate the relationships between these entities. If you are an employee, it is important to have a basic understanding of how labour law works in Newfoundland and how it applies to you. This will help you ensure that your rights are being respected. Here are three facts to get you started. 

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  • 27/03/2021 0 Comments
    What Are the Consequences of Impaired Driving?

    Impaired driving, also referred to as drunk driving or driving under the influence (DUI), is a common but serious offence. Although everyone makes mistakes, this one should be avoided at all costs. In addition to the serious consequences you can suffer, impaired driving can have a devastating impact on the lives of others. Here are some of the risks to consider before you get behind the wheel. 

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  • 27/03/2021 0 Comments
    What You Need to Know About Family Law

    Family law is an area of legal practice that deals with relationships between spouses as well as parents and their children. This may include divorce, child custody arrangements, and child and spousal support. A family lawyer can limit the stress and confusion often associated with these proceedings by providing advice and representation. Here is an overview of these various processes and how a lawyer can help.

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  • 06/03/2021 0 Comments
    How does child support work in Canada?

    Child support is money paid by one parent to another after a divorce or separation to ensure that the couple’s children are properly cared for. Importantly, even though they are related and both handled by family law, child support is different from and paid in addition to spousal support.

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  • 17/02/2021 0 Comments
    Five reasons you need a lawyer for probate

    When someone dies and leaves a will, it must be authenticated and administered. This process is called probate, and while it is possible to probate a will without the help of a lawyer, here are five reasons you should work with a professional.

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  • 17/02/2021 0 Comments
    Five reasons why you should hire a real estate lawyer

    Whether you are buying or selling a property, hiring a real estate lawyer is a smart idea.

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  • 17/02/2021 0 Comments
    The role of a probate lawyer in dealing with estates

    A probate lawyer is a type of lawyer that deals specifically with wills and estates. This means they are involved in the probate process, which is when a will gets legally reviewed for authentication purposes. Here is a look at what their role entails.

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  • 17/02/2021 0 Comments
    Lawyer fees: how your personal injury lawyer gets paid

    Following an accident, personal injury lawyers help people receive the compensation they are legally entitled to. However, many people wonder how these lawyers, who often advertise that they will not charge a client if they are unable to secure money for them, stay afloat. Here is what you need to know about lawyer fee structures.

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  • 17/02/2021 0 Comments
    Why it is important to involve a lawyer in separation

    When two married or common-law individuals separate, it means they have decided to no longer live together. For married couples, a mere separation does not end their married status and only a divorce application can accomplish that.

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  • 17/02/2021 0 Comments
    Do you need a personal injury lawyer after a car accident?

    If you were involved in a car accident, do not wait too long before contacting a lawyer. This is a serious mistake and, outside of rare straightforward cases, it is preferable to have a lawyer help you navigate personal injury lawsuits and insurance claims. Here is why.

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  • 17/02/2021 0 Comments
    Divorce: what to expect from your family lawyer

    Divorces can be complex and often difficult. In addition to the emotional toll of the separation and any conflict that results from it, you need to deal with the legal side. However, this can quickly become overwhelming, and you are likely to have many questions. Luckily, a family lawyer practicing in divorce can help. Here is what you can expect.

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  • 17/02/2021 0 Comments
    What you need to know about divorce and retirement

    Filing for divorce can have a serious impact on your retirement plans, especially if the marriage ends late in your career. Here are some important considerations about your retirement plans to keep in mind if you are getting a divorce.

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  • 17/02/2021 0 Comments
    How can I change a child custody arrangement?

    If you are a parent who has split up from your partner, arranging the custody of your children can be immensely challenging. While most parents have their children’s best interests at heart, disagreements often arise when it comes to deciding who gets to make decisions on behalf of the children. Child custody lawyers can help divorcing parents settle disputes and understand their rights, all while ensuring that the best interests of the children are protected. In a case where a parent requests that an existing custody arrangement be changed, a lawyer can provide assistance.

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  • 01/07/2020 - spousal support 0 Comments
    What you should know about spousal support | Gittens & Associates

    Are you getting divorced or separated? The matter of spousal support may be crucial. Visit Gittens & Associates in St John to understand your rights.

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  • 01/07/2020 - real estate lawyer 0 Comments
    Why you need a real estate lawyer | Gittens & Associates

    Are you buying or selling in St John? Real estate law is difficult to navigate. It is important to work with a real estate lawyer. Call now Gittens & Associates!

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  • 30/06/2020 - criminal law, child custody lawyers 0 Comments
    Crime & how to select right lawyer | Gittens & Associates

    Have you been charged with a crime? Read our Gittens and Associates blog for recommendations on how to pick the right lawyer

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  • 30/06/2020 - living will 0 Comments
    All About Having a Living Will | Gittens & Associates

    Living Will or Advance Health Care Directive - Turn to the team at Gittens & Associates for professional legal assistance

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  • 30/06/2020 - DUI lawyer 0 Comments
    Role of a DUI lawyer | Gittens & Associates

    Have you been charged with driving under the influence? You may need a DUI lawyer. Read the Gittens & Associates blog to understand how we can protect your rights

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  • 30/06/2020 - immigration lawyer 0 Comments
    What does an immigration lawyer do | Gittens & Associates

    Read the Gittens & Associates blog to learn how an Immigration Lawyer can help you navigate the complexities of immigration to Newfoundland

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  • 30/06/2020 0 Comments
    Importance of a lawyer in child custody case| Gittens & Associates

    Read the Gittens & Associates blog to learn how a lawyer can help you with spousal disagreements related to child custody

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  • 30/06/2020 - family law matters 0 Comments
    All about family law matters | Gittens & Associates

    Are you looking for informationregardingfamily law matters?In this blog,Gittens &Associates give youa guide to family law in Newfoundland and Labrador

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