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Six Things to Know During the Alberta Family Court Closure due to COVID-19

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.

Crossroads Family Law Cases and COVID-19 - Your Case Can Proceed… But Differently

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.

How Can I Make my Divorce Less Stressful: Tips From a Family Lawyer

Research tells us that divorce is the second most stressful event that can occur in a person’s life.

What Are Court Costs and Who Gets Them in a Divorce Case?

In family law and Divorce litigation, you can be awarded “costs”, also known as “court costs” if you are successful in court.

Sperm Donation Questions Answered by a Fertility Lawyer

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.

Court of Appeal Agrees: Husband Found in Contempt and Pays $10,000 in costs

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.

Judge orders vaccinations for two B.C. boys following parental dispute

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.

How to Deal With High Conflict Co-parenting

Generally, having a child with another person means that you are going to have a relationship with that person for the rest of your life. In some cases, this relationship can be difficult as it may be a high conflict parenting relationship. 

What do I need to do when I separate?

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.

Child Protection Agreements British Columbia

In British Columbia, the Ministry of Children and Family Development (“MCFD”) is the government department tasked with child protection and managing the policies of the Child Family and Community Services Act (“CFCSA”).