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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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Protecting you and your family - ensuring you have a Will, Personal Directive and/or Power of Attorney

Protecting you and your family - ensuring you have a Will, Personal Directive and/or Power of Attorney

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

The Team at Family Central Law is here to ensure clients during these challenging times do have access to efficient and customized estate planning legal services.  The Lawyers at Family Central are dedicated in their commitment to w...

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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 an...

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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 parenti...

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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 pa...

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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.  S...

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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 provi...

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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 ti...

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