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Divorce & Separation in Calgary – 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 »

Biggest Issues in Canadian Marriages

By on December 17, 2018 | Divorce, Marriage

Susy Alexandre posted the biggest issues in Canadian Marriages: Lack of / poor communication Lack of romance Wedding hangover Having a hard time with imperfection Many stages to a marriage Giving in to those bad days Letting marriage get stale Loss of self Lack of long term intention and actions to show that your partner…   Continue Reading »

How To Change Your Name in BC

By on April 18, 2018 | Marriage

When a couple is married in British Columbia, they may use one of the following options for their surnames: The surname held immediately before marriage, The surname held at birth or by adoption, or The surname of the spouse. You cannot use a combination of names, or hyphenated names, without making an application under the…   Continue Reading »

Dower Act Misery

By on February 16, 2017 | Marriage

An interesting case out this month, where a husband’s failure to follow the Dower Act cost him $75,000 and his house. The Dower Act is a 100-year-old relic of a time when women had to be protected in case their husbands gave the family farm away in his will or sold the family home and […]

Family Law Mediation

By on December 19, 2014 | Child Support, Divorce, Marriage, Uncategorized

Mediation is an effective and amicable way to reach settlement of the legal issues arising from separation.  The mediator is a neutral professional who assists separated spouses in focusing on problem solving, making appropriate and reasonable compromises, and reaching settlements that meet their needs in ways unavailable in a courtroom. While mediators are not required […]

 

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