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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.  […]

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, […]

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 […]

 

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