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Child Support: Intentional Unemployment Meaning

What do you do if you believe your spouse is intentionally unemployed or underemployed and you are receiving child support payments from them? The Federal Child Support Guidelines have addressed this factor specifically under Section 19 which states: “19 (1) The court … Continue reading

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Emergency Protection Orders (“EPO”): Know Your Rights

Have you been served with an Emergency Protection Order or do you think that you require an Emergency Protection Order? Emergency Protection Orders (EPOs) can be issued pursuant to the Protection Against Family Violence Act RSA 2000 c P-27 (“the … Continue reading

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High Income Spousal Support Guidance

Unlike child support in Canada, spousal support is not subject to mandatory guidelines. Direction as to the amount of spousal support payable is often taken from the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines (“SSAG”). The SSAG is not a mandatory formula for … Continue reading

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The Voices of Children in Child Custody Cases

“Do I Get a Say?” Most parents going through the difficult process of divorce recognize that the impact of their decision to separate falls heaviest on their children. Kids don’t make the choice to end their parents’ relationship and they … Continue reading

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Unequal Distribution of Increase in Property Value

Sparrow v. Sparrow – 2006 ABCA 155 This decision is interesting because it demonstrates that parties are not always bound to distribute the increase in property value equally for exempt property under the Matrimonial Property Act. When property is purchased before … Continue reading

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