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Common Misconceptions about Family Law

It’s not unusual for someone to come see me and have some misconceptions about how the law or the legal process works. Previous articles and columns in LawNow have addressed many of these misconceptions. In this article, I’ll address a few others. 1. I can trade “parental rights” for the obligation to pay child support. […]

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

Shared Custody Parenting: Income Tax Issues

Since the introduction of the Federal Child Support Guidelines (FCSG) in 1997, custody arrangements have affected child support obligations for Canadian parents. The greatest flexibility applies to “shared custody” situations. Under the FCSG, a child is in shared custody where each parent “exercises a right of access to, or has physical custody of” the child […]

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Hugh Neilson
Hugh Neilson
Hugh Neilson, FCPA, FCA, TEP, is an independent contractor with Kingston Ross Pasnak LLP, and a member of the Video Tax News editorial board in Edmonton, Alberta.
 

Important Changes to the Law Are Coming: Mark your calendar!

Two big changes to the legislation on family law are coming next year: one that’s important if you live in Alberta and another that’s important if you’re getting divorced no matter where you live in Canada. Canada’s Divorce Act The federal Divorce Act applies to married couples who are separating and want to get divorced. […]

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John-Paul Boyd
John-Paul Boyd
John-Paul E. Boyd is a family law arbitrator, mediator and parenting coordinator, providing services throughout Alberta and British Columbia, and counsel to the Calgary family law firm Wise Scheible Barkauskas. He is the former executive of the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family at the University of Calgary.
 

From the Trenches of High-Conflict Family Litigation

Never have I ever: set out to engage in high-conflict family litigation. And when I say high-conflict, I mean cases where the parties can’t put their own emotions aside to make good decisions for themselves and their children. Somehow, though, it finds me. Time and again I have tried to minimize the conflict and look […]

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Erika Hagen
Erika Hagen
Erika Hagen is a partner at Crerar Badejo Hagen Family Law Group in Edmonton. Erika practices exclusively in the area of family law and is on the Board of Directors for CPLEA.
 

44-2: Family Break-ups & the Law

Volume 44-2  Nov/Dec 2019 Table of Contents Feature Articles: Family Break-ups & the Law Special Report: Globalization Departments Columns Both federal and provincial legislation are changing with respect to family law. This issue highlights the coming changes as well as other issues facing separating families. This issue also reports on current global concerns.   Feature […]

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Jessica Steingard
Jessica Steingard
Jessica Steingard, BCom, JD, is a staff lawyer at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.
 


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