If you are filing an application for child support at the Court of Queen’s Bench in either Edmonton or Calgary, you are required to book a meeting with a Dispute Resolution Officer (DRO) in Calgary or a Child Support Resolution (CSR) Officer in Edmonton, but what does that involve?
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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.
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.
Varying a child support order is a common application after separation and divorce, often made to reduce the amount being paid.
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 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.
One of the biggest concerns in navigating the family law court registry may be whether you go to Provincial Court or the Supreme Court. Here are some answers to your questions.
Paternity tests are contested every day in family court, and when it comes to child support, there can be powerful financial interests for demanding a test or refusing to take one.
When parents separate, they quickly learn there are two types of child support in Canada’s Child Support Guidelines: Section 3 and Section 7. Here is a general overview of what parents can expect as expenses.
Determining income in family law cases is mostly straightforward, but sometimes there are hidden figures. Here are other factors to consider.
Our Child Support Calculator is a valuable tool to take the complication out of the child support equation. Launched in the summer of 2020, it is now available for use anywhere in Canada.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has many parents wondering about their child support obligations or entitlements in light of layoffs, decreased earnings, and diminished childcare options.