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.
After separation or divorce, the spouse seeking assistance must establish a need for support and the other party must have the capacity to pay. The Act's are helpful to review when determining support.
When considering who keeps the engagement ring after a separation, we must take into account the stage were the parties had ended their relationship.
Your ex stuck you with the bill for the family home and took off. You tell your ex to sign off on selling the property, and he/she refuses. How do you protect your credit, and the equity in the home?
An Emergency Protection Order (EPO) is a particular form of restraint designed to deal with family violence incidents. Learn more about what's involved and how to protect yourself.
In Canada, an application to the court in a family law proceeding can be made either in the Provincial Court or the Supreme Court. Learn more about which court you should choose if you have the option.
The purpose of the EICCs is to promote access to justice by providing a means for families to resolve their cases efficiently and quickly in a non-adversarial judgement process and has become an ongoing option in Alberta’s family law system.
It’s always tricky when dividing matrimonial property in a separation or divorce. Have a look at key considerations when tackling these issues and get the right advice for your situation.
Divorce can take a toll on individuals and families. Avoiding the blame-game will make the journey of separation less stressful and more productive. Here are other ways and resources to minimize the stress.
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.
Separation does not require any formality or court procedure. Learn more about separation and divorce situations, family law information and the entire legal process.
If you go to court, and are successful, you may be rewarded for attending by way of costs. If you are unreasonable or bring unnecessary applications before the court, you should be prepared to have costs levelled against you.
It’s a question often asked. The answer lies in meeting the criteria set by Canada’s Divorce Act. In all, there are six requirements – each must be satisfied for a divorce to be granted by the Court.
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.