Category: Child Support

Family Law Mediation

By on December 19, 2014 | Child Support, Divorce, Marriage, Uncategorized

Mediation is an effective and amicable way to reach settlement of the legal issues arising from separation.  The mediator is a neutral professional who assists separated spouses in focusing on problem solving, making appropriate and reasonable compromises, and reaching settlements that meet their needs in ways unavailable in a courtroom. While mediators are not required […]

Shared Parenting is not a legal right

By on September 24, 2014 | Child Support, Divorce, Uncategorized

The Divorce Act of Canada has one legal test when it comes to decisions over children and their care – what is in the best interests of the children?  This principle is the mandatory and legislated basis of any decision made by a judge when deciding custody, access, parenting, or anything else related to children […]

The real costs of court and litigation

By on June 22, 2014 | Child Support, Divorce, Marriage, Restraining Orders

Canadian Lawyer Magazine ( published the results of their legal fees survey in the June 2014 edition of their magazine.  The broke down the cost of legal fees by area in Canada, area of law, and provided minimum – average – maximum ranges. What I find compelling is the difference in legal fees for contested […]

What to bring to my initial consultation?

By on June 6, 2014 | Child Support, Divorce, Marriage, Restraining Orders, Taxes, Wills

Consultations with lawyers are expensive.  You want to make sure you get the best value for your money when going to the first consultation with a lawyer.  Here is a checklist of information to assemble and steps to take to ensure your consultation with a lawyer is successful: 1.  Marriage certificate, if you have it.  […]

What is a Section 7 Expense

By on February 15, 2014 | Child Support, Divorce, Uncategorized

Child Support is mandated by the Divorce Act, and your Province’s local legislation dealing with family law issues.  This would include the Family Law Act in British Columbia, and the Family Law Act in Alberta.  These Acts refer to the Child Support Guidelines. A Section 7 expense is found in the Child Support Guidelines, and […]

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