Grandparents’ Rights and Alberta’s 2018 Bill 22

Grandparents’ Rights and Alberta’s 2018 Bill 22

The NDP government introduced Bill 22 as “strong families building strong communities”.  It appears the impetus was the deaths of children in the care of Children’s Services and the NDP’s goal to address these unfortunate events. Often in my practice, I represent...
Child Support Recalculation

Child Support Recalculation

The weather has warmed up in Edmonton and with the sun shining, it’s like spring is finally here!!  For a family lawyer, spring signals income tax filings and child support recalculations.  Hence the next topic for our website article: Recalculating Child...
Maintenance Enforcement Program (Alberta)

Maintenance Enforcement Program (Alberta)

The Maintenance Enforcement Program (hereinafter referred to as “MEP”) is a free government program that collects and enforces the payment of both child support and spousal/partner support as well as Court ordered costs that relate to obtaining child or...
Travelling Tips: Divorce and Separation

Travelling Tips: Divorce and Separation

I am “commercially influenced” by the sign of Halloween candy and think of the next big holiday season: Christmas!!  While I have a personal opinion on how early Christmas wares are marketed, it cannot be the topic of discussion on a Family Lawyer’s website. So, I...
Domestic Violence Safety Planning: A Lawyer’s Perspective

Domestic Violence Safety Planning: A Lawyer’s Perspective

Dear Domestic Violence Advocate, Thank-you for the work you do and the daily compassion you show domestic violence victims.  I write hoping to demystify a Family Lawyer’s role in the divorce and separation of domestic violence victims as well as offer my wishes about...