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Category: Taxes

Unlocking your LIRA

By on January 3, 2014 | Taxes

While not a legal question, I am often asked about how you can access funds that are in a LIRA – a Locked In Retirement Account.  Funds in a LIRA were transferred from a former employment pension plan, and are still intended to be funds that you will live on upon retirement.  Typically, funds in […]

Toll Free phone number

By on September 4, 2013 | Canada Pension Plan, Child Support, Divorce, Marriage, Restraining Orders, Taxes, Wills

Hi everyone, I have a new toll free phone number you can use to contact me: 1-888-799-0381 The number will be put up on the rest of my webpage shortly, but feel free to use it now. I will be having the local 250 number fixed shortly, but I am available through the toll free […]

Risks of Transferring Property without a Separation Agreement

By on April 28, 2013 | Divorce, Taxes

One common mistake I see people make often when trying to do their own divorce is to transfer property to their spouse, transfer a home out of joint names, make a settlement payment, or transfer shares in a company before a formal separation agreement is created and signed.  Thinking that they are done once they […]

Speaking at the 40th Lake Louise Refresher Course

By on April 25, 2013 | Divorce, Taxes

This weekend I will be a part of the panel speaking on Getting the Most out of Your Experts at the 40th Lake Louise Refresher Course.  My topic will be the use of experts in out of court resolution of family law matters.  I will be looking at other resources available to individuals going through […]

Legal Advice – why you need it

By on March 1, 2013 | Canada Pension Plan, Child Support, Divorce, Marriage, Restraining Orders, Taxes, Wills

I read an interesting case decided by the Honourable Justice S.L. Hunt McDonald; you can read it here:  http://www.canlii.com/en/ab/abqb/doc/2012/2012abqb685/2012abqb685.html. One issue was the enforcement of a Matrimonial Property Agreement.  One of the spouses was challenging an agreement that was prepared by lawyers, signed by the spouses before lawyers, and had certificates of Independent Legal Advice […]

 

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