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What’s in a Name? Legal Issues in Changing a Child’s Name

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. – Romeo and Juliet Juliet might have made a convincing argument to dismiss the importance of the label of the name, yet most people see their names as being directly connected with the people that they are. […]

Authors:

Rochelle Johannson
Rochelle Johannson is a staff lawyer with the Centre for Public Legal Education (CPLEA) in Edmonton, Alberta.
 

Relocation Advisory Guidelines – an idea whose time has come?

Law professor Nicholas Bala of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, took a close look at 750 Canadian cases1 where one parent asked for the court’s permission to move a child against the other parent’s wishes. Even though mobility cases seem ‘rule-less’ and the decisions give the impression of being arbitrary, he did identify 13 patterns […]

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Rosemarie Boll
Rosemarie Boll
Rosemarie Boll is Staff Counsel with the Family Law Office of Legal Aid Alberta and a regular contributor to LawNow Magazine since 1992. She is also the author of The Second Trial, a young adult novel about a young teenager who must leave his home, his school and everything he knows when an abusive father forces his family into hiding. Please visit her online at her website at www.rosemarieboll.com.
 

Considering Custody

I recently received this question: How can I get sole custody of my four-year-old son? I don’t have a relationship with the father, and we were never married. Let’s talk about terminology first, so that if you have to meet with a lawyer, you’ll both be on the same page. “Custody” means the ability to […]

Authors:

Rochelle Johannson
Rochelle Johannson is a staff lawyer with the Centre for Public Legal Education (CPLEA) in Edmonton, Alberta.
 


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