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Child Support - How Do You Vary Child Support?

Child Support - How Do You Vary Child Support?

Posted Dec 9th, 2019 in Family Central Law Firm Blog

The variation of child support (and spousal support) payments is becoming a regular occurrence in Alberta with the continued lay-offs, and reductions in paid work, including reductions in regular wages and the elimination of overtime...

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Everyone Needs a Will - and one that is customized for your life

Everyone Needs a Will - and one that is customized for your life

Posted Dec 4th, 2019 in Family Central Law Firm Blog

With the introduction of the Wills and Succession Act in 2015 in Alberta the importance of a well articulated Will has never been more important and instrumental in how an individual’s Estate will be administered and...

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CHRISTMAS / WINTER HOLIDAY SCHEDULING FOR SEPARATED PARTIES

CHRISTMAS / WINTER HOLIDAY SCHEDULING FOR SEPARATED PARTIES

Posted Nov 13th, 2019 in Family Central Law Firm Blog

As Halloween and Remembrance Day are now behind us, many people will turn their minds to setting up the Christmas tree and looking at Santa’s Wish List from the little ones.  Some parents also may be looking at the snow outside and...

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In Loco Parentis – Step Parents, Unwed Parents, Non-biological Parents and Child Support

In Loco Parentis – Step Parents, Unwed Parents, Non-biological Parents and Child Support

Posted Nov 5th, 2019 in Family Central Law Firm Blog

Dating back to the 19th Century, Canadian courts have legitimized the presence of a non-biological parent of a child for custody purposes and in modern times, with increasing importance, child support obligations.   In loco parentis...

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High Income Earners and the Alberta and Federal Child Support Guidelines

High Income Earners and the Alberta and Federal Child Support Guidelines

Posted Oct 28th, 2019 in Family Central Law Firm Blog

The Child Support Guidelines, which were first adopted federally in 1997, and subsequently shortly after in Alberta have become a strong source for the standardization of child support payments in family law.   There are however...

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What’s really at stake when considering a Prenup / Cohab Agreement

What’s really at stake when considering a Prenup / Cohab Agreement

Posted Oct 7th, 2019 in Family Central Law Firm Blog

It is a delicate request and can cause some awkward conversations at the dinner table or for a looming wedding day, but it is something that any person contemplating building a life together or getting married should think about....

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Limited Scope Retainers

Limited Scope Retainers

Posted Sep 12th, 2019

A client does not need to be faced with uncertainty or run-away legal costs and often clients can be best served by a limited scope retainer rather than a retainer that has no little defined parameters for the legal services be...

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Separating in September and Getting it Right

Separating in September and Getting it Right

Posted Sep 9th, 2019

September with children returning back to school can often signal significant change in a family household.  With the summer ending, clients often look to a change in their lives, which may mean structuring a separation at a busy time...

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HOW DO I STAY OUT OF COURT?

HOW DO I STAY OUT OF COURT?

Posted Aug 23rd, 2019

For family law matters, many people’s first concern is how they are going to avoid attending Court.  It can be scary, expensive and not look anything like what people expect from television.  At Family Central Law office, while our...

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WHAT DO I NEED TO START THE ADOPTION PROCESS?

WHAT DO I NEED TO START THE ADOPTION PROCESS?

Posted Jul 12th, 2019 in Family Central Law Firm Blog


For step-parent adoptions, this process is governed by the Government of Alberta, and this process begins with bringing your family lawyer the correct...

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