Relocation with children is often one of the biggest challenges for separating parents. While the situation is usually quite complex, the law on relocation of children has recently clarified some of the basic issues that arise in litigation.
Examination for discovery, also called questioning in Alberta, is a vital process in which one side of a legal claim gets to question the other side under oath.
In Family Court cases, you are not required to hire a lawyer. In some circumstances, family law litigants may not be able to afford a lawyer, or may prefer to present their case themselves.
As most people are aware, evidence is information presented to a judge that helps prove the facts of a case or disprove facts presented by the opposing side.
By Chyanne Sharma: Vancouver Law Student, Paralegal So, you’re litigating your own family law matter.
Justice advocates want the federal government to use the federal budget to invest new resources in the legal system — which is experiencing a rise in self-representation, adding to the court backlog created by the pandemic.
Many aspects of life for parents and children change after a separation or divorce. The help of a parenting expert can ease the stress of that change and steer you in the right direction.
Capital gains arise when dividing family property, and they can be a hidden liability that only becomes known after a separation agreement has been signed.
A family lawyer who has handled many divorce cases can often spot attempts to hide money. However, when it comes to bigger concerns, it may be worth hiring a forensic accountant.
While it is generally best that children not give evidence in court after separation and divorce, there are multiple alternative avenues for a child’s voice to be heard.
When it comes to divorce issues, they don’t get much bigger than division of property. However, some assets do not require equal division because they’re considered exempt.
In Alberta, the Court of Queen’s Bench released a decision weighing on factors around shared parenting. The sole determining factor is the best interests of the child.
If your financial situation changes and you can no longer pay child support as outlined in a court order, apply for a stay of enforcement to have the payments postponed for a limited time.
In Alberta Family Law, the MEP is a free initiative provided by the government that enforces court orders for child support or spousal support.
Varying a child support order is a common application after separation and divorce, often made to reduce the amount being paid.
Occupation rent is one issue in the matrix of family law associated with matrimonial property and support when dealing with a divorce or separation.
Typically, one of the most contentious issues when property is being divided is who gets the family home. When disagreement occurs, an application to the Court often requires a forced sale.
When it comes to severing corollary relief, a party is essentially asking the Court to allow the divorce to proceed, while related matters remain outstanding.
Parenting courses teach the importance of co-parenting, and ensuring children’s health, social, educational and emotional needs are met moving forward.
To ensure disclosure, processes have been developed to assist and even force the exchange of documentation in family law cases.
To help make child and spousal support enforcement more effective, the FMEP introduced changes that permit ICBC the power to cancel driver’s licenses.
Sometimes parents neglect to pay the necessary support for their children, or pay less than they should. In any situation, it is essential to understand your rights and obligations.
Parenting Coordination is a cost-effective alternative dispute resolution for ongoing parenting concerns, and can be of great assistance to parties with ongoing communication issues.
The most important thing to remember when dealing with a high conflict is to keep the children out of the fight. Read more tips on how to handle situations for everyone's best interests – particularly for the kids.