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Capped Claims

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident in Alberta, and you are considering a lawsuit you will likely come to know that your injury -- and ultimately the amount you may be paid for your claim -- falls into one of two categories.  If your injury falls within the definition [...]

2019-03-19T12:42:34+00:00March 26th, 2019|

Surveillance to Harassment – Where is the Line?

In custody disputes, where evidence is hard to obtain and matters are often reduced to “he-said/she-said”, litigants often turn to alternative means to gain information about their ex-spouse. Whether it’s social media “stalking” or snooping through an ex’s emails, there seems to be no limit to what individuals will do to dig up [...]

2019-03-13T08:21:02+00:00March 19th, 2019|

Pets: Children or Property?

Pets are our much loved and valued companions, most often considered and treated as members of our family.  What happens to our precious pets on relationship breakdown?  How are disputes regarding our dearest pets resolved at law upon separation?  Are pets treated as children or as property?  In light of the foregoing and [...]

2019-03-05T10:29:01+00:00March 12th, 2019|

Choosing a School in a Shared Parenting Arrangement

In the recent case of LMM v KDT, 2018 ABQB 279, the Court was tasked with determining where a child would attend kindergarten. The parties had separated when their child was approximately 1.5 years old and since the time of separation had shared parenting, originally on a 4 days on/4 days off schedule [...]

2019-03-05T09:37:47+00:00March 5th, 2019|

My Section B Insurer Cut Off My Treatment Benefits!

It is an all too common scenario:  You continue to require treatment after being injured in a motor vehicle accident in Alberta, but your Section B insurer terminates your treatment benefits after subjecting you to an “Independent Medical Examination” conducted by one of their medical advisors (often referred to as a “hired gun”).  [...]

2019-02-22T11:44:56+00:00February 26th, 2019|

Puff, Puff, Parenting

With the passing of new legislation in 2018, cannabis use has become legalized for any adult over the age of 18 years old. How will this legalization have an impact in the Family Law setting specifically in custody and parenting disputes? When assessing custody and parenting the Court has a primary concern of [...]

2019-02-19T19:54:07+00:00February 19th, 2019|

Mobility/Relocation – British Columbia enacts Relocation Guidelines

Cases concerning one parent who wishes to move residences with the child are some of the most complex and hard-fought in all of family law. Often, the parent attempting to move has repartnered with someone living elsewhere or has been offered a job they feel would greatly improve their and the child’s life. [...]

2019-02-19T10:44:38+00:00February 12th, 2019|

Bolton With a Car

A personal injury case out of British Columbia deals with commercial liability. It is uncommon that a business could be tagged with liability in a personal injury claim when that business is not tied to the operation of the vehicle that caused the accident nor did the business consent to the usage of [...]

2019-02-27T11:03:17+00:00February 5th, 2019|

Sexual Assault Survivors – Knowing Your Rights

An initiative by Alberta Justice and Solicitor General has been developed to provide resource cards to those Albertans who report sexual violence. The resource cards will be distributed by the police service in order to help ensure sexual assault survivors know what rights and support services are available to them in their communities. [...]

2019-02-19T12:07:52+00:00February 1st, 2019|

Emails & Social Media: Yet another Cautionary Tale

It is never our intention to “beat a dead horse”, as the saying goes, but when it comes to the caution family law clients need to exercise when it comes to electronic communications and social media, it cannot be said enough – be extremely careful about what you write, and post. The prominence [...]

2019-02-19T12:08:24+00:00January 29th, 2019|