In June 2002 I was admitted to the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society. Fourteen years later, I find myself happily practicing law and helping families from all around Halifax.
Professional highlights for me have included representing clients before the:
Supreme Court of Nova Scotia (Family Division)
Supreme Court of Nova Scotia (Trial Division)
Nova Scotia Court of Appeal.
Small Claims Court
I've always tried to give back personally to the profession and those who need legal services. My work with the Parent Information Program, developed by the Nova Scotia Department of Justice and hosted at the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia (Family Division) Courthouse has been a both rewarding and meaningful part of my career,
Mostly what I've grown to love over my career are the people I get to meet and problems I'm entrusted with helping solve. That trust means the world to me. It's why I come to work every morning.
WILL & ESTATES
Power of Attorney. . .
Power of Attorney, is a legal document granting someone the legal authority to make decisions for another person. If you would like to grant power of attorney to someone on your behalf we can help you navigate the waters. LEARN MORE
Estate Administration (Probate) . . .
Dealing with the death of a loved one or close friend is a very difficult time. If you are now responsible to manage their estate you may not be prepared or just not in the right frame of mind. Harris North Law works with clients during these emotional times so you are never alone in the process.LEARN MORE
Last Will and Testament . . .
We recognize that focusing on our end days is difficult however, the alternative can leave your loved ones mourning and confused in the face of dealing with your estate if you have no will. Harris North Law can help create a document that provides a clear path to dealing with your estate after you die. LEARN MORE
REAL ESTATE SERVICES
Purchase . . .
Harris North Law can assist with the purchase of your new home and make this exciting (and stressful!) process as smooth as possible. You can contact Harris North Law as soon as you sign the Agreement of Purchase and Sale. LEARN MORE
Sale . . .
If you are looking to sell a property Harris North Law can help you do that. We can ensure the mortgage is paid off and stay on top of the transaction until the last release is filed. LEARN MORE
Refinance . . .
If you are looking to refinance an existing property you don’t need a realtor, but you do need a lawyer. Allow Harris North Law to work with you and your lending institution in rearranging your affairs.LEARN MORE
Title Transfer . . .
If you are looking to transfer the title to a property and there is no purchase or sale involved (between family members, for example) we can help with that too. LEARN MORE
ADOPTION. . .
Parenthood - nothing compares with the experience of raising a child. Every time a client entrusts us with helping make that experience a reality our Harris North family grows.
Divorce or Separation . . .
At Harris North we work to protect your interests. Our goal is to steer you through the process and ensure you understand the options available so you can make the best choices possible.
Property Settlements . . .
A critical element in any separation, an effective property settlement requires attention to detail, and clear understanding of your goals, your obligations and your rights.
Custody Access . . .
The emotional impact access cases can have on a family are substantial. We believe that you should trust your legal team and we strive to bring clarity and structure to what can be a frustrating system to navigate.
Separation Agreements . . .
Separation agreements are technically demanding cases. If you and your ex-spoase/ex-partner are agreeable to certain terms, Harris North Law can provide you with the knowledge necessary to ensure you have reasonable terms and can draft an agreement with the clarity necessary to protect you now and in the future.
Cohabitation Agreements . . .
A clear and concise cohabitation agreement can avoid a number of headaches and make life easier today for many couples choosing to live together but who are not married or not yet married. Ensuring as little unintended friction as possible while considering future needs and expectations ensure you arrive at an agreement that will work for you today and ten years from now.