Posts by Warren Jennings

When Should I See a Divorce Lawyer?

By on April 14, 2018 | Divorce

When should you seek a divorce lawyer? It should be the first thing you do if you are separating from your spouse. The biggest mistake I see people make is to delay or avoid seeing a divorce lawyer.  Usually it is a fear of cost, and sometimes it is a belief that lawyers will make…   Continue Reading »

Child Support Calculated Using Real Income in Calgary

By on April 13, 2018 | Child Support

How is Annual Income Calculated for Child Support? It is easy to look at an Income Tax Return from the previous calendar year to see what ‘Total Income’ is reported.  A common mistake is to simply take the Total Income, found at Line 150 of the Income Tax Return, and then apply it to the…   Continue Reading »

Dividing the Season Tickets

By on October 2, 2017 | Divorce

When it comes to dividing family property, everything acquired during a marriage is subject to division.  This includes vehicles, pension plans, furniture … and hockey tickets. Season tickets for a professional hockey team, or any sport team, are sharable property.  If one person wants to keep the tickets and the other does not, then often…   Continue Reading »

5 Top Dos and Don’ts for Social Media during Separation

By on May 31, 2017 | Divorce, Separation

This is not meant as a substitution for legal advice on this issue.  However, certain trends have emerged on usage of social media during separation, which if avoided can make your separation simpler and less acrimonious. Consider the following: 1.  Social media content is considered documents and ‘evidence’.  If relevant to the legal issues before […]

Disclosure for Privately Held Corporations

By on February 13, 2017 | Divorce

A recent decision of the Court of Appeal of Alberta has clarified the disclosure of financial information for owners of private corporations.  Paragraph 8 of the standard Notice to Disclose form requires the following disclosure:   8.         If you have a 1% or more interest in a privately held corporation:                   (a)        […]

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