The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, often referred to as simply “the Hague Convention” in family law circles is an international treaty that governs the return of children to their country of habitual residence when [...read full post]
Categorized: Child Abduction.
Having a Will is important no what matter your circumstances are. However, when you are going through a separation from a spouse, it can be more important than ever to ensure that you have an updated Will that properly reflects [...read full post]
Categorized: Common Law, Estate Planning.
What happens when a divorced parent wants to move with their child?
This is one of the hardest questions in family law. As with all court decisions about parenting, judges are supposed to make an order that reflects the best [...read full post]
Categorized: Alberta, British Columbia, Case Analysis, Mobility.
The terms “prenuptial agreement,” “cohabitation agreement,” and “marriage agreement” all refer to a similar type of agreement, an agreement that sets out the rights and responsibilities of spouses if they separate at some point in the future. There are many [...read full post]
Categorized: Agreements, Alberta, British Columbia, Common Law, Contracts, Edmonton, Family Law, Finances, Income, Ontario, Property Division.
We have previously written about excluded property and then about emerging confusion regarding Excluded Property under the Family Law Act. As a general principle a spouse who brings an asset into a relationship is entitled to keep the value of [...read full post]
Categorized: Commentary, Legislation Analysis, Property Division.