Navigating Family Law
On March 15, 2020, Alberta Courts announced a suspension of sittings, effective immediately. Except for a few very limited exceptions, the Court will not be hearing any family law matters.
Over the past week it has become clear that we are living in extraordinary times which require changes to the way we operate as a firm. Some of these changes are out of our control and some we are instituting to protect the well being of our clients, staff and lawyers.
Research tells us that divorce is the second most stressful event that can occur in a person’s life.
In family law and Divorce litigation, you can be awarded “costs”, also known as “court costs” if you are successful in court.
Donor insemination is a fertility procedure that involves transferring sperm obtained from a sperm donor into a woman’s reproductive tract at the time of ovulation by means other than sexual intercourse.
Another Court of Appeal win for Crossroads Law. Family lawyers Marcus Sixta and Amanda Marsden were successful in defending against an appeal of a $10,000 costs award paid to our client, the former wife in a divorce case.
A judge has taken the unusual step of granting a father permission to have his two young sons get routine vaccinations after the mother refused consent.
Deciding to separate from a spouse or partner is a difficult decision and one that people should not take lightly. Once the decision is made, our clients often do not know what to do next. The following are some things to consider if you have decided to separate from your partner.