Navigating Family Law
Child support and spousal support are often awarded in family law proceedings. However, it is common for these amounts not to be paid as ordered by the court after separation or divorce.
Unbundled legal services can fill the access-to-justice gap left by spiralling legal fees and dwindling legal aid funding.
In British Columbia the abuse or neglect of children is dealt with under both the criminal law and by the Child Family and Community Services Act (the “CFCSA).
We often get asked, who gets to keep the engagement ring upon separation? Most people conclude that it is a gift from the proposing partner.
An update of Alberta legislation will create a more equitable way of dividing assets when common-law couples split.
The obligation to pay child support after separation and divorce is mandated by both Federal and Provincial legislation in Alberta.
If a person’s income decreases their ability to pay child support should be reflected in this change.
“We had to think creatively about how to resolve this impasse where the mother wasn’t comfortable with the father having any overnights at all"