By definition, an annulment is a circumstance where there is a nullity of the marriage. A declaration of nullity may be obtained in two situations.
The family lawyers from Crossroads Law located in Vancouver BC and Calgary AB have a client centred approach to help you successfully navigate the family law system. Our experienced family and divorce lawyers author these blogs to provide you insight and to help you through this challenging time.
The gifts exchanged in a marriage – they could be jewelry, cars, boats, antiques, art. In some cases, even real estate, a condominium or a house. During a separation or divorce, spouses might claim these gifts as marital property.
Section 3(1) of the Divorce Act stipulates that a court has jurisdiction to hear and determine a divorce proceeding if either spouse has been an “habitually resident” in the province for at least one year immediately preceding the commencement of the proceeding.
Retroactive support issues are often reported by our clients. Here we look at the list of factors taken into consideration by the Supreme Court of Canada and how you can strengthen your claim for retroactive support.
FMEP can be a valuable ally in securing your support. If there are concerns about future payments, or there are ongoing instances of not being paid, not being paid the right amount, or not being paid on time, the FMEP can help remedy the situation. They also retain the option of going to court if necessary.
Child support is the right of the child, not the spouse who receives it. Prospectively paid month-to-month, and based on the Federal Child Support Guidelines correlated to the spouse’s income – typically Line 15000 of their tax return (formally, Line 150) – child support in most cases involves payment on the 1st of each month.
Collaborative divorce and online dispute resolution: How COVID-19 is changing the way we settle disputes
Crossroads Law founder, Marcus Sixta explains how the pandemic has led to more lawyers and clients successfully resolving family disputes online, relying on alternative dispute resolution processes such as the collaborative divorce and mediation.
What exactly is the role of a legal assistant or paralegal in a family law firm? They only deal with scheduling meetings and answering phone calls, right?
While all of us look forward to better days ahead, the idea of vaccinating children may stir up long-standing divisions for some separated parents.
Engage any legal professional and they will advise that mediation is a proven method of dispute resolution.
Getting a divorce from the court can be a straightforward family law process if you and your ex agree on everything and if you have the time to do all the paperwork yourself.
“It is on my TO-DO list!”. We have all made this excuse. However, putting together an estate plan including a Last Will and Testament should be at the top of that list.
As we enter a new year, Crossroads Law is excited to announce the addition of another lawyer to our growing Vancouver office.
Coach My Case, which will launch in January in Alberta and British Columbia, is a completely online service that empowers self-represented litigants with legal assistance in the background while they run their case.
Crossroads Law is very pleased to announce the addition of our newest Calgary family lawyer, Gary Bhattal. Gary has experience working on very large and complex family law litigation.
The Alberta Child Support Recalculation Program assists eligible parents who decide to use to the Program to recalculate their child support each year.
Sometimes child support is either not paid or underpaid and as a result arrears are owing that can be claimed in court or enforced by Maintenance Enforcement.
When it comes to game planning, everyone knows the value of a great coach. Soon, you will have one for all your legal needs.
So you have been to court, you got a court order and your ex-spouse still refuses to pay child support or spousal support. What can be done?
Crossroads Law is a busy and dynamic family law firm looking to hire a lawyer with two or more years of experience in family law and/or wills and estates in our Calgary location. The hours are flexible and remote work is optional. The Compensation is generous.