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What Am I Entitled to in an Alberta Divorce?

By on May 11, 2022 | Divorce, Family Law, Property Division

Who will get the home? Do we have to split everything 50-50? What if I was the homemaker and all the assets are in my spouse’s name? These are typically the types of questions we are asked by concerned spouses in the process of divorcing their partners and unsure what they are entitled to from…   Continue Reading »

How Long Must a Parent Be Absent to Lose Rights in Alberta?

By on March 7, 2022 | Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law, Parental Rights

Parental rights are some of the most basic rights we have as human beings. The right to raise your child, spend time together and make decisions about upbringing are held dear to most parents in Alberta. Along with these rights comes a range of responsibilities for looking after a child’s wellbeing and acting in their…   Continue Reading »

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 »

 

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