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How to Succeed with Your Alberta Divorce Mediation

By on November 24, 2021 | Divorce, Mediation

If a divorce dispute goes to trial in Alberta, it is likely to end up costing considerable amounts of time and money, as well as stress. In many cases, it is preferable to enter a mediation process where the two parties try to settle by finding common ground on disputed matters with the help of…   Continue Reading »

Property Division After Divorce or Separation in Alberta

By on October 1, 2021 | Divorce, Property Division, Separation

After a marriage breaks down and a couple separate or divorce, one of the main matters to settle is how property is divided – including who gets the matrimonial home? The Matrimonial Property Act and the Family Property Act are the main pieces of legislation used in Alberta to govern property division in a divorce…   Continue Reading »

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 »

 
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