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Family Dispute Resolution Processes- An Overview

Family Dispute Resolution Processes- An Overview

Posted Oct 11th, 2021

In family law matters, court litigation can be expensive, intimidating and time consuming, and may escalate the conflict in a family rather than resolve it. The Divorce Act now requires families to try to solve their family law issues by using family dispute resolution processes, where appropriate. There is also an obligation of legal advisors to encourage their family law clients to try to resolve issues using family dispute resolution, unless it would be clearly inappropriate to do so. The...

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Child Support: Who contributes towards the payment of post-secondary education?

Child Support: Who contributes towards the payment of post-secondary education?

Posted Sep 20th, 2021

Separated parents may be surprised to learn that their obligation to pay child support can extend well past their child’s 18th birthday. In Alberta, the Family Law Act and/or the Divorce Act govern the payments of child support. It has been widely acknowledged that children who are attending post-secondary education or training still require financial support from their parents. In turn, Courts have a and continue to routinely order both separated parents to support their child(ren) through...

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Family Law Dictionary of Common Words

Family Law Dictionary of Common Words

Posted Sep 7th, 2021

The breakdown of a relationship and marriage can be a stressful and emotional experience. The associated legal proceedings can be equally frustrating and confusing. Many people are unfamiliar with common terms used in the separation and divorce process. For your convenience, we have compiled the following list of commonly used but unfamiliar words you may encounter during your separation or Court experience in Alberta

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Fun facts about lawyer Brad J.P. Webber - learn more about our legal family

Fun facts about lawyer Brad J.P. Webber - learn more about our legal family

Posted Sep 1st, 2021

In both his personal and professional life, Brad provides the positive energy expected of a Millennial while maintaining the interests and attributes of a Baby Boomer. While Brad is quick to adopt innovative strategies and technologies in his advocacy, Brad’s Boomer disposition is evidenced by the traditional flair he brings to his practice style – appreciating the quality of a good pen, the importance of a firm handshake, and always making himself available for a good old-fashioned phone ca...

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What legal rights do grandparents have for time with their grandchildren?

What legal rights do grandparents have for time with their grandchildren?

Posted Aug 23rd, 2021

Grandparents play an important role for many children well into their adulthood, and many grandparents treasure the time they get to spend with their grandchild(ren). Unfortunately, the separation of parents and other life events can have an unforeseen impact on the relationship between grandparents and their grandchild(ren). In some circumstances, family members are unable to agree on the contact grandparents may have with their grandchild(ren). In Alberta, the Family Law Act allows grandpa...

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Can Separation Agreements be overturned or altered?

Can Separation Agreements be overturned or altered?

Posted Aug 14th, 2021

Canadian Courts are reluctant to interfere in the private contracts made between individuals. However, contracts in the family law context, whether separation agreements, prenuptial agreements, or cohabitation agreements, are held to a higher degree of scrutiny than traditional commercial contracts because of the often-unequal power relationships that exist between former spouses. In 2003, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decided the case of Miglin v. Miglin, which had a significant impa...

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Fun facts about lawyer Kelsey Forbes - learn more about our legal family

Fun facts about lawyer Kelsey Forbes - learn more about our legal family

Posted Aug 5th, 2021

Kelsey was called to the Alberta bar in 2019 and has been practicing in family law ever since. She joined Family Central Law in 2020 and enjoys the collegial firm environment. Before becoming a lawyer, Kelsey worked as a high school and university tutor, helping students with mathematics and chemistry. In her spare time, Kelsey enjoys bike riding, walking her dog, and watching sports. She is a particularly big fan of the NFL and NBA, and gets way too invested in her NFL fantasy league. Kelse...

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Fun facts about lawyer Alison J. Chickloski - learn more about our legal family

Fun facts about lawyer Alison J. Chickloski - learn more about our legal family

Posted Jul 30th, 2021

Alison has been practicing law since 2005 but has been perfecting her turkey stuffing recipe for years before that. Should you ask her, she will tell you that her favorite things in life are her dogs (Chiefu the rescue mutt, Yuki the Shikoku, and Bento the Shiba Inu), Deadmau5 (who she listens to constantly at her desk and may actually be listening to at the moment you read this),  and cooking.  At Family Central Law we want you to know the personal behind the legal professional as we believ...

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Does my Divorce Judgment include division of property between myself and my spouse?

Does my Divorce Judgment include division of property between myself and my spouse?

Posted Jul 26th, 2021

When filing a Statement of Claim for Divorce and Division of Family Property as the initiating document to commence a divorce proceeding, one might also then expect that division of property between spouses would also be included when finally receiving a Divorce Judgment and Corollary Relief Order at the end of a divorce proceeding.  However, that is not the case. A Divorce Judgment and Corollary Relief Order confirms your divorce has been granted, and what can also be addressed in this p...

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When does my Child Get to Speak?

When does my Child Get to Speak?

Posted May 26th, 2021

But in divorce, separation and custody matters, the voice of a child is not always directly heard. Parents will ask counsel and the Court ‘Why can’t my child say what they want?’  or ‘Can’t my child say where they want to live?’ or even ‘ Ask him if he wants a vaccination!  There is no exact response to theses questions but fortunately there are some options.  This is because each child matures at a different level. A very mature and eloquent eight-year-old may be able to vocalize their wish...

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