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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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Claiming Child Tax Benefits and Spousal Support Tax Credits

Claiming Child Tax Benefits and Spousal Support Tax Credits

Posted Jun 18th, 2019 in Family Central Law Firm Blog

Avoid delays in claiming child tax benefits and spousal support tax credits and deductions after recently separating or divorcing from your spouse. Understand which spouse can claim the Canada Child Benefit (CBB) and other childcare costs.

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Red Deer and Okotoks Family Lawyers

Red Deer and Okotoks Family Lawyers

Posted Jun 11th, 2019 in Family Central Law Firm Blog

The lawyers at Family Central regularly meet with clients and appear in Red Deer, Provincial Court and Court of Queen’s Bench for cases regarding custody, access, parenting time, child support, spousal support and property division (common law and married parties).

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What is the difference between Provincial Court and Court of Queen’s Bench?

What is the difference between Provincial Court and Court of Queen’s Bench?

Posted Jun 4th, 2019

Alberta has three major court levels, however the vast majority of individuals will end up dealing with either the Provincial Court of Alberta of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta. Proceeding in either court can have major impact upon a litigant.

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Common Law Property Division and the introduction of Legislation in Alberta

Common Law Property Division and the introduction of Legislation in Alberta

Posted May 31st, 2019

Common law couples who have decided to end their relationship follow many of the same processes as with a divorce, but there are also significant differences that make consultation with an Alberta family lawyer particularly important.

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Looking for a Mediator in Calgary?

Looking for a Mediator in Calgary?

Posted May 20th, 2019 in Family Central Law Firm Blog

Other than the decision to divorce itself, there is no single more important decision than choosing a divorce mediator qualified to handle your divorce.

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