Child Support is not optional
Most separating or separated parents are aware that child support is mandatory. Unfortunately, fewer parents are aware of how the court can and should reach a decision regarding how much child support they should pay. [...read full post]
Categorized: Alberta, British Columbia, Child Support, Commentary, Legislation Analysis.
Tags: child maintenance, Child Support, Child Support Guidelines, Federal Child Support Guidelines, Guidelines, Hardship, Undue Hardship.
In Part 1 of “Ten Documents You Should Keep Close If You’re Getting A Divorce”, we discussed the importance of documents in divorce proceedings including: financial account statements, property documents, marriage documents, corporate records and agreements, contracts and court [...read full post]
Categorized: Alberta, British Columbia, Divorce.
Tags: Divorce, documents, Edmonton divorce lawyer, Family lawyer, separation, vancouver divorce lawyer.
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.
Tags: parental mobility.
You may have heard that prenuptial agreements are a good way of reducing conflict if and when a couple separates. If you’ve been through a break-up you will remember that emotions run high and it’s not always easy to be [...read full post]
Categorized: Agreements, Alberta, Prenuptial Agreements.
Not every separation is immediately conflict-ridden. A couple that is separating can sometimes discuss the issues of parenting, child support, spousal support (if any) and property division calmly and informally between themselves. They may even prepare their own written separation [...read full post]
Categorized: Agreements, Alberta, Contracts, Separation.
Tags: financial disclosure, independent legal advice.