Family Law

Domestic Violence and Family Law Disputes

Domestic violence – or family violence or intimate partner violence, call it what you will – is a serious problem in both intact and separated families. According to a 2013 report from Statistics Canada, there are 252.9 victims of domestic violence per 100,000 population, and domestic violence makes up more 26 per cent of all […]

Authors:

John-Paul Boyd
John-Paul Boyd
John-Paul E. Boyd is a family law arbitrator and mediator, working in Alberta and British Columbia, and is the former executive of the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family.
 

Enforcement of Family Law Orders When Parents Live in Different Places: Part 2

Generally, Alberta court orders are only enforceable in Alberta.  And, generally, Alberta judges can only grant family law orders about people who reside in Alberta.  However, families are mobile and many relocate from province to province or even from country to country.  Therefore, Alberta has entered into agreements with the other Canadian provinces and territories, […]

Authors:

Sarah Dargatz
Sarah Dargatz
Sarah Dargatz has been practicing family law since 2009. She is currently a partner at Latitude Family Law LLP.
 

Enforcement of Family Law Orders When Parents Live in Different Places: Part 1

Generally, Alberta court orders are only enforceable in Alberta.  And, generally, Alberta judges can only grant family law orders about people who reside in Alberta.  However, families are mobile and many relocate from province to province or even from country to country.  Therefore, Alberta has entered into agreements with the other Canadian provinces and territories, […]

Authors:

Sarah Dargatz
Sarah Dargatz
Sarah Dargatz has been practicing family law since 2009. She is currently a partner at Latitude Family Law LLP.
 

Self-Employment and Family Law: Calculating Income for Support

In most cases, the amount of child support a parent has to pay is determined by their income.  For an employee, this is generally simple to calculate and is usually set out at line 150 of the employee’s tax return.  However, many Albertans earn income from self-employment.  It can be complicated to assess that parent’s […]

Authors:

Sarah Dargatz
Sarah Dargatz
Sarah Dargatz has been practicing family law since 2009. She is currently a partner at Latitude Family Law LLP.
 

Dispensing with a Parent’s Consent for Counselling for Children

When parents go through a separation, the effects on children can be harsh.  Often, children benefit from counselling.  Usually, both parents agree and provide their consent for this to occur.  But occasionally, one parent will not consent.  This leaves the other parent, and the child, in a difficult spot. Unless a court order says otherwise, […]

Authors:

Sarah Dargatz
Sarah Dargatz
Sarah Dargatz has been practicing family law since 2009. She is currently a partner at Latitude Family Law LLP.
 


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