How Do I Protect My Assets in a Divorce in Alberta?
For many people, divorce is one of the most disruptive financial events that they may go through. The Matrimonial Property Act in Alberta calls for divorcing spouses or cohabitating partners to divide their assets and debts equitably. Equitable division usually...read more
What are grounds for full custody of child in Alberta
The parent-child bond creates a powerful connection that few people would let go of willingly. Although divorces and breakups are famous for inspiring disputes over money, an Edmonton family lawyer will tell you that the most emotional conflicts arise from child...read more
What are Alberta section 7 child support expenses?
Federal and Alberta Child Support Guidelines separate child support expenses into two categories. Section 7 of the federal law describes child-related expenses beyond the baseline expenses considered within Section 3, such as housing, clothing, and food. Section 7...read more
12 Myths about getting a divorce in Alberta
When you contemplate divorce, you will naturally recall the divorce experiences shared by your friends and relatives. As a result, you might misinterpret individual outcomes or opinions as facts about divorce in Alberta when they are actually myths. The best...read more
How to prepare for divorce in Alberta
Divorce is a complex legal process that requires a division of marital assets and often a division of parenting time. Before starting fresh in life outside of marriage, you must navigate a series of financial and parental decisions. Your emotions will likely be...read more
How to get a restraining order and emergency child custody in Alberta
A deteriorating situation at home can come to a head and require immediate intervention by the police. An argument that escalates into family violence or a prolonged period of abuse that finally makes someone decide to do something can result in the issuance of a...read more
How does a prenup affect divorce?
Prenuptial Agreements Shield You From Financial Losses and Costly Divorce Disputes Prenuptial agreements can be compared to disaster planning. No one wants bad things to happen, but being prepared for problems can reduce negative impacts. When it comes to marriage,...read more
Separation agreement vs divorce: Which one is financially better for you?
How Separation and Divorce in Alberta Affect Your Finances For the most part, legal separation occurs before two people get a divorce in Edmonton, Alberta. A 12-month period of separation serves as grounds for a divorce in the province. During this interim period, you...read more
Everything you need to know about changes to the Alberta divorce act in 2021
Divorces in Alberta by their nature are disruptive. When children are involved, family law has traditionally placed a priority on their physical and emotional needs due to the upheaval that they experience. The Divorce Act amendment that came into effect on March 1,...read more
Top 7 reasons to hire a civil litigation lawyer
Going to court without the support of a civil litigation lawyer places you at a disadvantage. Even if the facts are on your side, you may not succeed at articulating them well. You could get distracted by unfamiliar court procedures. The intense emotional and...read more