Posts by Warren Jennings

What If We Don’t Agree on Alimony & Child Support in Alberta?

By on August 29, 2023 | Alimony, Child Support

When couples separate in Alberta, two of the main contentious issues to be resolved are the matters of child support and alimony (spousal support). Ideally, the partners hold discussions and agree on the amount of support to be paid using the various calculators and guidelines available— but that’s not always the case. So, what do…   Continue Reading »

How to Prove Common Law Relationships in Alberta

By on July 17, 2023 | Common Law, Family Law

To claim certain rights afforded you under Alberta law after a “common-law” separation, you may need to prove that you are in a common-law relationship. These rights are automatic if you are married but only apply to common-law relationships that meet certain criteria. Let’s look at what these criteria are, how the Family Property Act…   Continue Reading »

Why You May Need a Postnuptial Agreement in Alberta

By on May 31, 2023 | Family Law, Postnuptial Agreement

Most couples in Alberta know what a prenuptial agreement (“prenup”) is but fewer have heard of a postnuptial agreement. They are both types of marriage agreements or “contracts” entered into by couples who either intend to get married or have already tied the knot. In some ways, they’re similar to business contracts as they set…   Continue Reading »

Family Violence and Family Laws in Alberta

By on May 15, 2023 | Family Law, Family Violence

With recent changes made to federal legislation to address family violence in Canada, it’s a good time to review the legislation in Alberta and see what those changes may mean for families in the province and where further improvements may be made with the local legislation. Canada’s Divorce Act Some new amendments to the federal…   Continue Reading »

What If We Don’t Agree on the Amount of Child Support After Separation?

By on March 16, 2023 | Child Support, Separation

Discussing child support and custody issues after a separation can be especially challenging for parents — but they are high on the list of items that must be decided. When it comes to child support, it helps to know more about the rules in Alberta, as well as what it’s meant to cover and how…   Continue Reading »



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