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Ctrl. Alt. … Divorce?

Aida Rafie The Ministry of Justice in the United Kingdom is moving forward with a pilot project to bring divorces online. The massive £1 billion project would allow all uncontested divorces to be handled using an online application process, thereby making divorce digital. The Ministry of Justice has been piloting the project in Nottingham for [...]

November 13th, 2018|

Judge Relinquishes Custody of Bickering Self-reps in B.C. Parenting Dispute

Melody Rodger In a June 2016 decision at the British Columbia Provincial Court, the Honourable Judge B. Dyer ruled that he would no longer be responsible for solving the disagreements of two self-represented parties, ZSR and RS, after three years of litigation regarding their daughter. The parties were parents of a 4-year-old child and had [...]

November 6th, 2018|

The Presumption of Revocation

Anthea Law  It is always recommended that you retain the original signed copy of your Will in a secure, waterproof and fireproof location. A photocopy, colour copy, or scanned copy of your signed Will is not the same as the original copy. The reason is because of the presumption of revocation. It is established law [...]

October 30th, 2018|

What Not to Do During a Separation

Emily Gajda A breakup or divorce can be an extremely stressful and emotional experience. Whether or not you wanted it to end, it can be hard to prevent anger, fear and grief from taking hold during a difficult separation. However, controlling your emotions and “keeping your cool” is the best way to ensure that a [...]

October 23rd, 2018|

Highway Safety

Doug Perras Are highways and byways getting more and more dangerous?  Is each successive generation and more reckless on the roads?  Apparently not.  Statistics Canada shows an ongoing reduction in the overall number of traffic related injures and deaths over the past several decades.    The earliest statistics for Canada go back to 19851.  Statistics for [...]

October 16th, 2018|

Guidelines for Post-Separation Dating With Children

Kathryn Tweedie Dating after separation and divorce can be challenging and even more so when there are children from your prior relationship.  What do you tell your children?  What, if anything, do you tell your former spouse?  Is your new relationship any of your former spouse’s business?  If so, to what extent?  When do you [...]

October 9th, 2018|

Insurance Coverage Denied??

Mike Vogel Alberta Courts recently denied the insurance coverage of a catastrophically injured individual. This case was dismissed during a summary judgment application initially. This case dealt with a 16 year old Plaintiff who was a passenger involved in a single vehicle accident. It turned out the driver of the vehicle did not have consent [...]

October 2nd, 2018|

Should I stay or should I go?

Medina Shatz The issue of mobility is one of the most, if not THE most complicated and difficult in family law. There is no middle ground between one parent and child/children moving away from the other parent  – you either can go or not. A recent Court of Appeal decision may add another layer to [...]

September 25th, 2018|

Imputing Income for Child Support Purposes: Under-Employed or Unemployed Payors

Leslie Taylor Often times, calculating base child support is a straight forward task which uses the payor’s income and the number of children of the relationship to determine the monthly child support amount pursuant to the Federal Child Support Tables. In some situations however, the Court may intervene to “impute” an income higher than the [...]

September 18th, 2018|

Shady Disclosure

Andy Hayher The recent decision of  from the Ontario Court of Appeal shed light on what happens when a party deliberately provides numbers and financial disclosure that is false and the parties enter into a separation agreement based on those false numbers. The court held that if you provide financial information that is deliberately false, [...]

September 11th, 2018|