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Can I move with my Children? The question of mobility

Can I move with my Children? The question of mobility

Posted Jul 22nd, 2020

Sometimes, even when parents have already settled parenting matters or have had a Court order issued by a Judge at the Provincial Court of Alberta or a Justice at the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, circumstances may change.  ...

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Animal Ownership After Separation: Charting the path forward on caring for family pets

Animal Ownership After Separation: Charting the path forward on caring for family pets

Posted Jul 14th, 2020

At Family Central Law, we understand the role that animals play in a family unit. We appreciate that  family pets form a unique bond with their owners and that their companionship and affection are irreplaceable. For this reason, it...

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Child Support Obligations During Covid-19

Child Support Obligations During Covid-19

Posted Jun 2nd, 2020 in Family Central Law Firm Blog

The Law Society of Alberta released a statement regarding the Maintenance Enforcement Program and the impact that Covid-19 may have on payors of child support.

The Maintenance Enforcement Program (MEP) recognizes COVID-19...

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Family Central Law welcomes articling student Brad J. P. Webber to the team!

Family Central Law welcomes articling student Brad J. P. Webber to the team!

Posted May 12th, 2020

The team at Family Central Law is excited to announce the new addition of our articling student this month, Brad J. P. Webber.   

Brad is completing his last year of law school at the University of Calgary. He currently hol...

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Redefining the test in Alberta for Imputation of Income and child support obligations

Redefining the test in Alberta for Imputation of Income and child support obligations

Posted May 12th, 2020

Child support is often calculated by applying a payor’s income, typically their line 150 income, and then analyzed pursuant to the Federal Child Support Guidelines.  However, and increasingly a present issue for the clients seekin...

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Low Cost Solutions to Conflict –  Virtual and E-mediations

Low Cost Solutions to Conflict – Virtual and E-mediations

Posted Apr 8th, 2020 in Family Central Law Firm Blog

As of March 23, 2020, courthouses across Alberta are closed except for matters that have been determined to be emergency matters, which must pass a stringent two part review process before being accepted as a matter that will be hear...

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Family Law, Minute Books and Director and Shareholder Obligations

Family Law, Minute Books and Director and Shareholder Obligations

Posted Apr 3rd, 2020 in Family Central Law Firm Blog

Owning an Incorporated business is a complex undertaking. Business owners, and shareholders, invest their lives in building their businesses. They know their businesses inside out and understand how important it is to protect corpora...

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Delivering Legal Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Delivering Legal Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted Mar 16th, 2020 in Family Central Law Firm Blog

We are here to support clients and their families through incredibly difficult and unprecedented times in modern day Canada.   Your health and safety is our utmost concern and as such we are adapting the delivery of legal services ...

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Distributing Pensions: Alberta Bill 22 and its Implication on Family Law Property Division

Distributing Pensions: Alberta Bill 22 and its Implication on Family Law Property Division

Posted Mar 4th, 2020 in Family Central Law Firm Blog

When married or non-married parties end their relationship, they may decide to commence a claim for the division of family property under the Family Property Act. Assets that have accumulated during the marriage, or relationship of i...

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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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