In this blog we will reveal our Top 6 Questions that get asked by separating and divorcing clients. Question 1: I’m separating, what type of professional should I hire, and when should I hire them? The first thing I want to address is the cause and effect nature of this question – for many people, they recognize that they’re separating, and they automatically assume they need to hire a … [Read more...] about Top 6 Questions Asked by Separating & Divorcing Clients
Allow me to remind you at the outset that this topic is covered by both federal and provincial laws. The federal Divorce Act is for those families who are married and seeking a divorce. The provincial legislation in either Alberta or Saskatchewan that applies to unmarried parents or to married parents who aren’t looking to get a divorce. This blog will cover how it works in each of … [Read more...] about Child Support for Children Pursuing Post-Secondary Education
Shared Parenting has a different meaning in Canada than in the US. In this blog we will be looking at the Canadian version of this term. What is shared parenting? In essence, it’s describing a certain allocation of parenting time between parents – it’s where each parent has at least 40% of the time with the children in a year. It used to be called “shared custody” under the old … [Read more...] about All About “Shared Parenting” Canadian-Style
There are so many myths out there about divorce, the divorce process, parenting after divorce, and more. I hear about these every day, and thought I’d take the opportunity to debunk some of these myths! Myth #1 – I need my spouse’s consent to get a divorce This is a myth In Canada, to get a divorce you need to prove to the Court that there’s been a breakdown of the … [Read more...] about Top 5 Divorce Myths Debunked
Retroactive child support is a complicated topic, but I’ll try to keep it to the basics here to give a general overview. What is retro-active child support? I thought this would be an interesting topic because in 2020 and 2021 the Supreme Court of Canada revisited this issue afresh after the original principles of retro-active child support were created by the Supreme Court of Canada … [Read more...] about How Does Retroactive Child Support Work?
People often ask what is meant by an Interspousal Agreement, and why one would be necessary after a separation or whether one should be signed during a relationship? It’s not something that is legally required, but it’s recommended in many circumstances whether separating or continuing to live together. Continue reading to find out more. What is an Interspousal Agreement? Is it the same … [Read more...] about What is an Interspousal Agreement?
Can I start by saying “it’s complicated”? Many people call our office with a “quick question” or tell us that their situation is “very simple”. While we can keep it simple by effectively managing the conflict and the expectations between separating spouses, very rarely is it “simple”. This blog will give an overview of the divorce process from start to finish, in Canada. Can you … [Read more...] about Can you give a General Overview of the Divorce Process
There’s so many components to child support - this blog is intended to share the basics of child support. In last week’s blog I explained the basics of “base child support”, and this article will explain the “extras”. What are the “extras” in child support? First, by way of reminder, child support is divided into 2 basic components – last week we talked about “base support” which is … [Read more...] about Child Support Basics – Part 2 – The Extras