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What is a “Predatory Marriage”?

No, it’s not when a T-Rex and a lion live happily ever after… (Sorry… terrible joke!) “Predatory marriage” is a term used to describe a situation where a perpetrator uses marriage as a tool to financially exploit a vulnerable person. In the case of Hunt v Worrod 2017 ONSC 7397 (“Hunt”), the Honourable [...]

2019-10-29T12:47:09-07:00November 7th, 2019|

Parenting Experts in Alberta’s New Practice Notes

With the new versions of Alberta’s Family Practice Note’s 7 and 8 effective May 1, 2019, it is important to review what effect this may have on Parenting Experts. Practice Note 7 Interventions are conducted by Parenting Experts who carry out either an Evaluative Intervention (to provide information to the Court in order to assist [...]

2019-10-29T11:46:57-07:00November 4th, 2019|

Adult Interdependent Partners – A Case Review

In the recent case of Corlett v Cavanagh, 2019 ABQB 316, the Court was tasked with determining whether or not the parties, as a result of their 18 year relationship, were “adult interdependent partners” pursuant to the Adult Interdependent Relationships Act, SA 2002, c A-4.5 (“AIRA”). This was an important determination in respect [...]

2019-10-28T11:55:15-07:00October 29th, 2019|

Alternative Dispute Resolution – How to Keep Matters out of Court

We often hear from our clients that they are unable to resolve their issues with their ex-spouse directly, but don’t want to deal with matters in Court. Whether it’s a matter of cost, privacy, or a desire to avoid the adversarial nature of Court proceedings, we are increasingly diverting matters out of Court [...]

2019-10-22T14:26:26-07:00October 24th, 2019|

When $1 Million is Not Enough

Third-party liability coverage is an important and mandatory component of any auto insurance policy in Alberta. It protects you and your assets if you are at fault in a motor vehicle accident. The most common coverage offered in Alberta is a $1 million third-party liability limit. However, the insured has the option to [...]

2019-10-18T10:17:07-07:00October 22nd, 2019|

Calculating Child Support – Past or Current Income?

In the decision of L. (R.E.) v. L. (S.M.), 2007 ABCA 169 our Court of Appeal tackled the issue of how child support obligations are to be calculated; whether on the payor’s current or past year’s income. In this case the parties were married for six and half years and had two children [...]

2019-10-10T10:26:22-07:00October 15th, 2019|

Back to School: Tips for Newly-Separated Parents

The start of a new school year is busy for everyone… parents, students and teachers alike. Even more so for recently separated parents, and children of recently separated parents, diving into new routines and schedules all while going through a fairly heavy period of adjustment pertaining to the family breakdown. With the hustle [...]

2019-10-01T11:38:07-07:00October 8th, 2019|

Ariana Grande Sued for Posting Pictures of Herself on Instagram

Most people who post pictures of themselves on social media don’t think twice about copyright infringement or privacy lawsuits. For regular people, the usual concerns before posting a picture on social media are lighting, angles and coming up with a charming caption. However, earlier this year, the ultra-famous singer songwriter Ariana Grande was [...]

2019-09-24T13:01:43-07:00October 1st, 2019|

Fingers Crossed! Clarification for Canada Child Benefit Eligibility in Shared Parenting Might be Coming

In Family Law, parenting arrangements whereby both parties have a child in his and her respective care for at least 40% of the time are identified as shared parenting arrangements for child support purposes, and otherwise. However, a 2019 decision by the Federal Court of Appeal set an entirely different percentage threshold when [...]

2019-09-23T08:59:29-07:00September 24th, 2019|