The obligation to pay child support does not necessarily terminate when a child turns 18, the age of majority in Alberta. According to the federal Divorce Act and Alberta’s Family Law Act, child support may continue to be payable for a child over the age of majority where that child is unable to withdraw from […]
Will Corporate Retained Earnings be Considered Income for Support? When determining a parent’s child support obligation, courts will consider the parent’s income. A parent’s income is generally determined by reviewing Line 150 of the parent’s most recent income tax return. Where a parent earns income through a corporation, determination of the parent’s income for the […]
Our Family Wizard: A communication tool for separated and divorced parents Communication can be difficult during separation and divorce. Luckily, there are lots of different solutions to help improve or maintain positive communication with a co-parent or ex-partner. OurFamilyWizard (“OFW”) is an app that families and third parties can use to remain connected while co-parenting, […]
Costs Orders in Parenting Proceedings Courts can order a party to litigation to make a contribution to another party’s legal costs. Such an order is referred to as an order for costs. Costs orders are often made following court appearances. Generally, the successful party at the court appearance will be awarded costs, subject to the […]
There has been a number of urgent or emergency applications which have been granted leave to come before the Court of Queen’s Bench here in Alberta in accordance with the Honourable Chief Justice M.T. Moreau’s Master Order.
The issue of parenting time has recently been added to Chief Justice Moreau’s Master Order (No. 3) where the issue cannot be reasonably delayed. However, these recent oral decisions have not been reported, leaving counsel to refer to written decisions from Ontario as guidance on parenting issues during the pandemic.