Families should use the divorce process that best meets their particular needs. For many separating spouses, that means having discussions and finding solutions without going to Court.
Tips for moving your divorce, separation agreement or family law dispute to resolution.
Retroactive child support can arise where the paying parent has either under or overpaid child support. A retroactive claim may mean the recipient parent didn’t receive the child support he or she could have used at the time to support the kids. Or, it could mean the payor was overpaying or accruing arrears on an…
In 2021, the Supreme Court of Canada, in the case of Colucci v Colucci 2021 SCC 24, weighed in on the relevant factors that should apply if a payor parent seeks to reduce his or her child support payments retroactively. The approach is different from retroactively increasing support. This is a summary on retroactive reduction…
What if you or your former partner want to reduce child support retroactively? That is, re-calculate and reduce the child support already paid or that has accumulated as arrears.
Sometimes! The recipient of child support may be able to claim some of the legal and accounting fees incurred to obtain or enforce child support, as a tax deduction. There may also be situations where legal and accounting fees relating to a spousal support order are deductible.
The beginning of a separation can be overwhelming. On top of the emotional vortex, most people have a lot of practical questions. What schedule makes sense for the kids? Should I move? Who will pay for what? But mostly: what do I do next? Here are 5 important tips on what to do after separation.
Anyone can have a Cohabitation or Prenuptial Agreement. The reality is that relationship separation can happen to any couple. One goal of an agreement is to settle, in advance, what will happen to property division if that break up does happen. It is financial planning. It is important to know how property may be divided without…
In basic terms, arbitration in family law is a process where the parties select a “private Judge”. They have to pay the arbitrator to make decisions for them. Here is why arbitration makes sense in many family law matters.
Pets: Yes! A Cohabitation or Prenuptial Agreement is a legal contract between you and your spouse, typically about property. Pets are usually still treated as “owned” or property under Alberta Law. So, yes, an Agreement can cover where the beloved pet will live if the couple separates.