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Author: mchartrand

Oops – Mistakes in Contracts

All family law contracts should be negotiated in good faith. There must be a clear “meeting of the minds” in forming a contract to ensure each party gives and receives exactly what he or she bargained for. That is not always the case. There are times when parties, in forming a contract, are not on the same page, and that can lead to costly consequences. Continue reading

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Author: lsherry

Ordinary Residence and Commencing Your Divorce Action

Perhaps you are working in Saskatchewan but the family home is in Alberta where your children attend school. You may be wondering if you can start your divorce in either province or which one is the right province to start an action? Continue reading

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Author: estewart

Soby Boyden Lenz LLP Supports the Calgary Food Bank

Elizabeth Stewart

Soby Boyden Lenz LLP believes in giving back and supporting our community. Over the past number of years and counting, Soby Boyden Lenz LLP graciously sponsors the annual Lady Member Guest Golf Tournament at Country Hills Golf Club (the “Tournament”). As Gold level sponsors, our firm is one of the major benefactors behind the Tournament’s success. Continue reading


Author: dtaylor

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 may impute such amount of income to a spouse as it considers appropriate in the circumstances, which circumstances include the following:

    (a) the spouse is intentionally under-employed or unemployed, other than where the under-employment or unemployment is required by the needs of a child of the marriage or any child under the age of majority or by the reasonable educational or health needs of the spouse” Continue reading
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Author: rwong

Separation Without Lawyers

Do I really need to consult a lawyer if I am separating from my spouse amicably and we have already agreed on how to share parenting, how much support is to be paid and how to divide matrimonial property?

Many couples who are in the process of separating or have recently separated ask themselves these questions. Over the years, as family law lawyers, we have seen many clients who made the decision to settle the terms of their separation themselves and sign separation agreements purportedly setting out the terms of custody Continue reading

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