Category: Marriage

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.  […]

Prenuptial and Cohabitation Agreements

By on May 23, 2014 | Marriage, Uncategorized

Watch for my new article on Prenuptial and Cohabitation Agreements.  It will be in the Resource section of my webpage, as well as the current article for the next little while. Let me know if I can help you with your prenuptial or cohabitation agreement, Warren

What type of Agreement do you need? Cohabitation Agreements to Separation Agreements

By on February 15, 2014 | Divorce, Marriage, Uncategorized

Cohabitation Agreement, Prenuptial Agreement, Postnuptial Agreement, Marriage Agreement and Separation Agreement.  They are all legal documents between two individuals who are living together, whether they are married or not. How are they different?  Not by much.  In essence the difference is in terms of timing – when the agreement is signed. A Cohabitation Agreement is […]

The cost of court and out of court settlement

By on January 31, 2014 | Child Support, Divorce, Marriage, Restraining Orders, Taxes

There is an interesting article in the January 31, 2014 Calgary Herald titled “Triage desks planned for courthouses” (City & Region section, page A7).  The purpose of the triage desks is to provide litigants information about their case, and to suggest alternatives to court.  This is an excellent idea, and should be pursued. Of course, […]

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