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Client-Centred Approach to Family Law Sets Sixta Apart

Calgary and Vancouver family lawyer Marcus Sixta brings a unique insight to his work with clients who are dealing with the challenges of a divorce or separation.

Who’s Your Daddy? DNA Paternity Tests in Alberta

DNA paternity tests now provide the answer to this puzzle fairly quickly and with only a little inconvenience. They have also become relatively inexpensive and the divorce courts have found that the new tests involve little intrusion upon privacy interests.

Happy 1 Year Anniversary to Us!

We started in July 2017 with the goal of providing family law services that truly meet the needs of our clients. This strategy has been a success. One year in we are expanding by adding new family lawyers to our Calgary and Vancouver locations and we are looking to grow more in the next year. 

Spousal Support / Alimony: What is it and How Do I Get it?

Spousal support is an amount of money paid by one spouse to support the other spouse after the separation. However, it is not payable in every relationship. This is a common misconception.

Don’t Have a Lawyer and Facing an Examination for Discovery: Here is What You Need to Know

Facing an examination for discovery or deposition in a family law case can be intimidating. The thought of sitting in a board room while an over zealous lawyer peppers you with questions and a stenographer looks on with cruel indifference can be the cause of many sleepless nights. 

Manipulating Income to Reduce Child or Spousal Support

People hide or manipulate their income for all sorts of reasons. As long as taxes have been around there have been those seeking ways of hiding income. In family law this can be a common issue when calculating the amount of child support or spousal support payable after separation. 

Can my Child Decide Which Parent They Want to Live With?

When parents are in the process of divorce or separation, sometimes children may express a desire to live with one parent over another. If this occurs in a family law case, the court may take a child’s wishes about parenting time into consideration.

Hearing the Views of a Child in Family Law

While it is generally best to prevent children from having to give evidence in court after separation and divorce, there must be a way to properly hear the voice of a child.  Here are 8 ways to enter the evidence of a child in family court.

The Maintenance Enforcement Program: 7 Things You Should Know

If you have a child support or spousal support order and want to avoid having to deal with your former spouse, the Maintenance Enforcement Program (MEP) can be used to collect support from the paying spouse and distribute it to the recipient spouse.

Explaining the Prenup: What it is, and why Kanye told you to get one

Our founder, Marcus Sixta, was recently interviewed by the Daily Hive to explain to people the importance of creating a prenuptial agreement, not only when you are getting married, but also for couples who have lived together for two years.