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Category: Child Support

Shared Parenting is not a legal right

By on September 24, 2014 | Child Support, Divorce, Uncategorized

The Divorce Act of Canada has one legal test when it comes to decisions over children and their care – what is in the best interests of the children?  This principle is the mandatory and legislated basis of any decision made by a judge when deciding custody, access, parenting, or anything else related to children […]

The real costs of court and litigation

By on June 22, 2014 | Child Support, Divorce, Marriage, Restraining Orders

Canadian Lawyer Magazine (http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/index.php) 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.  […]

What is a Section 7 Expense

By on February 15, 2014 | Child Support, Divorce, Uncategorized

Child Support is mandated by the Divorce Act, and your Province’s local legislation dealing with family law issues.  This would include the Family Law Act in British Columbia, and the Family Law Act in Alberta.  These Acts refer to the Child Support Guidelines. A Section 7 expense is found in the Child Support Guidelines, and […]

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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