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.

June 11, 2021

What Happens When a Spouse Refuses to Sign a Separation Agreement

If you and your spouse are separating, you’ll want to make sure you have a signed separation agreement in place. There are many reasons for this, and in this blog we discuss what your options are if your spouse refuses to sign the separation agreement. Why is a separation agreement important? A separation agreement is …

May 18, 2021

Income Determination for Self-Employed Payer Parents

A common challenge we face is determining what is a reasonable amount of child support or spousal support when the payer spouse is self-employed?  Whether the payer parent is self-employed through a proprietorship or corporation, we discuss the relevant considerations below. When the payer parent is self-employed through a proprietorship  In the payer parent’s tax …

April 13, 2021

What Happens in an Uncontested Divorce in Alberta?

When you’re facing divorce, it’s an emotional time in your life. But as we discussed in our earlier post, “How to Have an Amicable Divorce”, not all divorces have to be a battle.  You might be fortunate enough to have a good enough relationship with your partner where you are both willing to agree on …

March 25, 2021

What You Need to Know Before You File Your Taxes If You’re Divorced or Separated

Your first tax season after separation… If this is your first tax filing since separating or getting divorced, you might not be aware of the different claims and benefits that could be available to you. Read on to learn a bit more about the different ways you can maximize your tax savings — and avoid …

March 17, 2021

5 Suggestions for Co-Parenting Over the Holidays

As recently separated or divorced parents, any holiday season brings a whole new set of challenges. Not only do you both want time with your kids, but you also want to make sure they’re happy.  While holidays like Easter and Christmas may not be easy, especially during a pandemic, they can still be memorable and …

March 12, 2021

Separation in Alberta: When Can a Child Choose Which Parent to Live With?

Parents who are facing divorce or separation are usually most anxious about what will happen to their children. This post will explain how separation affects the residence of children and at what age a child is legally able to make decisions.  Oftentimes, a child might not choose the parent that would actually be in their …

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