Divorce News & Articles

Our jobs as family lawyers and divorce mediators are to make your divorce boring and simple, with everyone involved walking away feeling OK about the process. Here are some interesting family law cases, stories, and articles that can help you with the divorce process.

August 1, 2019

A Strong Start for New Calgary Family Law Firm

Diana Richmond and Laurie Tymchuk are no strangers to family law. Both were partners of Calgary family law firm RCMV LLP and are established family law lawyers in Calgary. Working together at RCMV LLP, they found their stride working together and decided to found, their own new family law firm, Richmond Tymchuk Family Law LLP…. Read More

By Richmond & Tymchuk LLP
July 5, 2019

What’s the Difference Between a Divorce Lawyer and a Family Law Lawyer?

All divorce lawyers are family lawyers, practicing family law. Family law is the field of law that pertains to legal issues in a family, including prenuptial agreements, separation agreements, child support, spousal support, adoptions, and legal advice on all sorts of family law matters. When hiring a law firm for family law issues, it’s best… Read More

By Richmond & Tymchuk LLP
June 17, 2019

What Are the Grounds for Getting Divorced in Alberta?

If you are seeking a divorce in Canada, the first thing you should know is that you’re in good company. Depending on who you ask, one in three to one in four marriages end in separation and, ultimately, divorce. Chances are you’re dreading the experience. Understandably, due to the turmoil your family is enduring, you… Read More

By Diana J Richmond
May 30, 2019

How is Child Support Calculated in Alberta?

When it comes to determining child support payments, judges frequently turn to set provincial and federal guidelines. But individual circumstance, such as undue financial hardship facing one or both parents, offers the courts leeway in calculating how much a parent will be required to pay in child support to provide a fair standard of care… Read More

By Nancy Lentz
May 24, 2019

Hiring a Divorce Lawyer: What You Need for Your First Meeting

Finding a family law lawyer, or divorce lawyer, who you work well with and trust can be a difficult process, especially in an emotional time like when you are considering or have decided on a divorce. Finding the Right Divorce Lawyer Most family law clients get referred to their lawyer by word of mouth through… Read More

By Laurie J Tymchuk
May 23, 2019

Introduction of the new Family Property Act in Alberta: Impacts on Common Law Property Division

On January 1, 2020, the Matrimonial Property Act (the “MPA”) will be replaced with the Family Property Act (the “FPA”) providing much-needed rules with respect to the division of property in common law relationships. Currently, those in common law relationships must resort to complex common law principles to govern how property is distributed upon relationship breakdown. With… Read More

By Tamara Adderley

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