Child Support

It can be financially draining when you are a single parent who has the financial responsibility to support themselves and their child.   If you are divorced or in the process of getting divorced, the Federal Child Support Guidelines will apply. If you and the other parent were never married, the provincial guidelines will apply. [...]

By |2022-03-17T10:36:29-04:00February 12th, 2022|Family Law|Comments Off on Child Support

A Glimpse of the New Changes in the Divorce Act

Are you in the middle of your divorce or separation proceedings? Take a pause and learn about the latest changes in the Divorce Act. On March 1st, 2021, the Federal Department of Justice of Canada brought into force some important changes to the Divorce Act. These changes may affect your case or influence your [...]

By |2022-02-20T23:42:50-05:00August 7th, 2021|Family Law|Comments Off on A Glimpse of the New Changes in the Divorce Act

Get Divorced Without Breaking the Bank

A desk divorce can be obtained without having to appear in front of a justice. It is cost-effective. AND it is called a “Desk Divorce”.Ask yourself the following questions first:Do you have grounds for divorce? i.e. Have you been separated for more than a year?Have you or has your spouse been a resident of Alberta [...]

By |2022-02-20T23:42:50-05:00July 2nd, 2015|Family Law|Comments Off on Get Divorced Without Breaking the Bank

The Conditional Permanent Residence Bar and Women

You have been newly married? You were sponsored as a spouse? You have just arrived in Canada? You need to be aware that there are legal consequences that you should consider if you were to separate from your sponsor. If you received your permanent residency; however, if you applied for it after October 5th, 2012 [...]

By |2022-02-20T23:42:50-05:00July 2nd, 2015|Family Law, Immigration Law|Comments Off on The Conditional Permanent Residence Bar and Women

Useful Link for Family Law Clients

The following websites provide useful resources for family law clients. Parenting After Separation Seminar https://pas.albertacourts.ab.ca/ Parenting After Separation for Families in High Conflict (PASHC) course https://www.alberta.ca/pashc.aspx Maintenance Enforcement Program https://justice.alberta.ca/programs_services/mep/Pages/default.aspx The Federal Child Support Guidelines: Step-by-Step https://justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/fl-lf/child-enfant/guide/step1-etap1.html#step_1 Restraining and Protection Orders https://www.alberta.ca/restraining-protection-orders.aspx Family Justice Services https://dnn.albertacourts.ca/fjs/index.php

By |2022-02-20T23:42:50-05:00July 2nd, 2015|Family Law|Comments Off on Useful Link for Family Law Clients

The Basics of Child Support

When parties separate, amongst other legal issues they are encouraged to put in place child support agreements. If parties can agree on child support, they can save financial resources and stress which often arises from litigation. Child support is based on income. The Federal Child Support Guidelines are regulations under the Divorce Act. The [...]

By |2022-02-20T23:42:50-05:00July 2nd, 2015|Family Law|Comments Off on The Basics of Child Support

What is Stalking?

The Protection Against Family Violence Act provides a definition of “stalking” means repeated conduct by a person, without lawful excuse or authority, that the person knows or reasonably ought to know constitutes harassment of a family member and causes a family member to fear for a family member’s personal safety. Stalking is when someone [...]

By |2022-02-20T23:42:50-05:00July 2nd, 2015|Family Law|Comments Off on What is Stalking?

What is Parentification or Parental Alienation?

Parentification is when one parent is repeatedly denied access to the child by the other parent. The child often resides with the parent who is alienating the other parent. The parent being alienated generally has access to the child, but this access has been denied by the alienating parent for one reason or the other. [...]

By |2022-02-20T23:42:50-05:00July 2nd, 2015|Family Law|Comments Off on What is Parentification or Parental Alienation?
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