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Co-parenting during a Pandemic – How does COVID-19 affect your co-parenting regime?

By on March 30, 2020 | All, Parenting

Coronavirus has disrupted all of our lives. In addition to all the burdens placed on the general population, separated parents are placed in a particularly challenging position because their response is tied to an individual with whom they might not see eye-to-eye even in the best of times. Even generally cooperative coparents are struggling with the lack of clear direction…   Continue Reading »

What is a JCC?

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

“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. The meeting typically is for one hour….   Continue Reading »

Separated? What to do first

By on February 14, 2019 | All, Divorce

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 »

Injunctions against family businesses

By on January 17, 2019 | All, Property Division, Taxes

The Alberta Court of Appeal has confirmed the Court’s jurisdiction to prevent a corporation from disposing of property during a family dispute.  While a corporation is an independent legal entity, a preservation may be ordered if the corporation is not operating at arm’s length from one of the spouses involved in the family dispute. The…   Continue Reading »

Separation and Divorce – the least you need to know

By on January 16, 2019 | All, Divorce, Marriage

Whether married or not, separations can be scary.  We all hope for the best, but four out of ten marriages end in divorce.  But worst of all is that people often don’t know the basic rules that apply to them.  A lack of good information, abundance of misinformation, and challenge of separating serious emotional change…   Continue Reading »

 

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