Posts by Warren Jennings

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)        […]

Important tax changes for 2017

By on December 29, 2016 | Uncategorized

The new year brings changes to tax laws that will affect separating couples and their settlements.  Here is a quick summary: 1.  Canada Child Benefit.  Maximum annual benefit of $6,400.00 per child under the age of six, and $5,400.00 per child ages 6 to 17.  This benefit is tax free, and is calculated based on […]

Divorce after Christmas

By on December 27, 2016 | Divorce

Christmas is past us now, and the news on social media is full of articles about divorce.  “World’s Most Expensive Divorce Settlements”, “Divorced women share why they’ll never marry again”, “Divorce Test – Should I Stay or Go”, and “Rate your Mate: The Divorce & Compatibility Test” are a few examples of what shows up […]

Disclosure Requirements

By on December 2, 2016 | Divorce

The importance of the exchange of proper financial information when determining a settlement for separating couples has been reinforced again by the Alberta Court of Appeal.  In the case of Smith v. Smith, 2016 ABCA 376, the following principles were identified and emphasized: 1. “The foundation of family law rests on parties making full disclosure […]

Speaking at the 2016 National Family Law Conference

By on June 29, 2016 | Uncategorized

On July 13, 2016 I will be speaking on the organization of a family law file and digital offices at the 2016 National Family Law Conference held in St. John’s, Newfoundland.  My topic will assist family lawyers use technology for the benefit of their practices, and their clients.   Other topics at the course include […]

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