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Red Deer Justice Centre – Assisting Alberta’s Justice Needs

Aida Rafie Good news for the Alberta justice system is coming from an unexpected but welcome source, the small city of Red Deer. Red Deer’s existing courthouse was built in the 1980’s and since that time, the city of Red Deer has almost doubled its population, such growth extending to the surrounding area as well. [...]

January 16th, 2018|

Post-Secondary Expenses – to Pay or not to Pay?

Brett Coleman One of the more common complaints we as family law lawyers hear is with respect to post-secondary expenses. Confusion soars the first time a divorcing parent hears that the law obligates them to contribute to their child’s post-secondary expenses. Quite understandably so when one considers that there is absolutely nothing that stops parents [...]

January 9th, 2018|

Fed is Best? Parenting Arrangements for Breastfeeding Infants

Melody Rodger There is near universal agreement by health professionals that the exclusive breastfeeding of an infant for the first 6 months of his or her life is important for the infant’s growth, development and overall health.[1] However, many parents will testify to the fact that establishing or maintaining a breastfeeding relationship between mother and [...]

January 2nd, 2018|

What To Do If You Have Been Injured In A Motor Vehicle Accident?

Johnny Pak If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident, it is advisable that you take the following steps: Contact your insurance company and report the accident. Your insurance company should then provide you with information regarding your accident benefits and the applicable forms to complete. See a “Primary Health Care Practitioner” as [...]

December 28th, 2017|

End of Year Resolutions: Testamentary Planning

Anthea Law Now that 2017 is coming to a close, it is a good idea to take stock of what was accomplished in the past year and what still needs to be done. For many of us, a financial review of our assets and debts, or a review of our insurance policies, is often [...]

December 19th, 2017|

Love the “Wine” You’re With: Antonio vs. Rokos Case

Emily Gajda In a recent decision out of the United Kingdom, Antonio v. Rokos, [2016] EWHC 520 (Fam) (“Antonio v. Rokos”), an English Court commented on the reasonableness of a wife’s annual budget for wine. In Antonio v. Rokos, the divorcing couple had a 7-year old child together. The husband, who had assets totaling over [...]

December 12th, 2017|

Two Approaches to Grandparent Access

Andy Hayher The issue of grandparents and access was recently revisited by the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal in Simmons v. Simmons. In this case a three year-old boy had lost his father to cancer. Prior to his death, thechild had frequent contact with his paternal grandparents. After his father’s death conflict arose between the [...]

December 5th, 2017|

Alienation or Enmeshment? Important Differences for Intervention

Brett Coleman Allegations of parental alienation are common in high-conflict custody & parenting litigation. Children often experience difficulty adjusting to all of the changes associated with their parents’ separation, which adds to and complicates the changing family dynamic. Sometimes, children have a hard time developing healthy post-separation relationships with both parents, due to the circumstances [...]

November 28th, 2017|

Vogel LLP Successful at Alberta’s Top Court in Important Decision for Non-Married Couples

Vogel LLP Partner, Andy Hayher, was successful at the Alberta Court of Appeal in a decision that could have wide implications for non-married couples and the distribution of property that they have accumulated. In Buchner v. Long the Alberta Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta which found that [...]

November 21st, 2017|

Update to the Federal Child Support Guidelines

Emily GajdaThe Federal Child Support tables (the “tables”) set out the basic monthly amounts of child support under the Federal Child Support Guidelines (the “Guidelines”). The Guidelines are a government-created tool that set out the basic amount of child support payable by parents after divorce or separation. The Guidelines and the corresponding tables have been [...]

November 21st, 2017|