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Category: Divorce

How to Terminate Your Spousal Support in Alberta

By on August 24, 2021 | Alimony, Divorce, Spousal Support

Most (but not all) spousal support arrangements have expiry dates or conditions, such as specific events that will end them. They must be closely followed until then. The Alberta courts do not take kindly to non-compliance with orders and strongly resist making unnecessary changes. However, they also recognize that circumstances can and do change in…   Continue Reading »

Understanding Changes to the 2021 Alberta Divorce Act

By on July 28, 2021 | Alberta Divorce Act, Divorce, Separation

For thirty-six years, the federal Divorce Act has, more or less, dictated the divorce process for couples in Alberta – working alongside the related guidelines included in Alberta’s Family Law Act. While some changes were made down the years, 2020 saw some major updates to federal divorce laws along with several other family statutes. Most…   Continue Reading »

Mediation in Alberta: 18 Things You Can’t Get in Court

By on July 7, 2020 | Divorce, Family Law, Mediation, Separation

Mediation in Alberta: 18 Things You Can’t Get in Court Mediation can be a path to solving issues related to family law without having to lug the matter into court. Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that allows the involved parties – often with their respective Alberta family lawyers – to remain…   Continue Reading »

Essential Guide to Alberta Divorce Mediation & Arbitration

By on July 7, 2020 | Arbitration, Divorce, Family Law, Mediation, Separation

Essential Guide to Alberta Divorce Mediation & Arbitration Facing a divorce means you have a journey ahead, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll end up in court. If you and your divorcing spouse are not able to hammer out terms that you can both agree to – with the guidance of your respective Alberta…   Continue Reading »

What is a JCC?

By on February 22, 2019 | All, Child Support, Divorce, Family Law

What Happens at a Judicial Case Conferences? “JCC” stands for Judicial Case Conference. The Rules of the BC Supreme Court requires a JCC be held at the start of any family law action. A JCC is a private, informal hearing with a Judge to discuss the issues, problems and possible solutions facing a separating couple….   Continue Reading »

 
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