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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 »

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 »

Separated? What to do first

By on February 14, 2019 | All, Divorce, Separation

Separation is the most difficult time of anyone’s life. Do not make decisions based on the strong emotions you are feeling. Bad decision making will make things worse and cost you a lot of money. Take these steps to save money: Gather your important papers – your income tax returns, will, bank records, mortgage documents,…   Continue Reading »

 
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