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Financial Disclosure in Family Law Cases, Don’t Hide; It’s Best to Provide!

Navigating the family law system without a lawyer can feel overwhelming, but many successfully find their way.  One of the biggest stumbling blocks for self-represented individuals is a resistance to provide sufficient financial information. In order to properly negotiate or litigate child support, spousal support, or matrimonial property, the parties need to have accurate information […]

Authors:

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

Considering Jurisdiction in Interprovincial Custody Applications

Canadians are mobile and it is not uncommon for families to move between provinces.  It is also not uncommon for parents to live in different provinces after a separation.  So, if they need to go to court to settle a parenting dispute, which province should make this decision?  This is a question of which court […]

Authors:

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

The Unified Family Court: A Road-Tested Justice Strategy for Alberta

In my recent article, “What, Why and Where: Untangling Jurisdiction in Family Law,” I explained how litigants navigate the thicket of jurisdictional choices involved in a family law dispute. First there’s choosing the right law, because the federal and provincial governments have overlapping jurisdiction over some but not all family law problems. Then there’s choosing […]

Authors:

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.
 

What, Why and Where: Untangling Jurisdiction in Family Law

It can be a real challenge to figure out which court to go to when a family law problem needs to be resolved by a judge. You may need to go to a court where you live, or a court somewhere else. If you are going to a court where you live, you’ll have to […]

Authors:

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.
 

Reflecting on Family Violence

I practise family law and often my clients have experienced, or are experiencing, family violence.  It can be difficult to discuss “family violence” generally because there is no one experience of violence.  A “yes” to a general question about whether or not a client has experienced family violence can mean a hundred different things; just […]

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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