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November 13th, 2023 - Divorce & Family Law

Spousal Support: How a prenup can help
One of the underlying themes of the Alberta Family Property Act (FPA) is the ability for parties, within limits, to proactively determine how they want to handle certain issues should they ever decide to part ways. Section 37 of the...
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October 16th, 2023 - Divorce & Family Law

Spousal Support 101: Entitlement
First and foremost, child support is not spousal support. Parents have a financial obligation to their children and child support payments are the means by which this obligation is fulfilled and balanced between parents post separation or divorce. For more...
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October 3rd, 2023 - Wills & Estates

The holograph (Will) of Cecil George Harris at 75: A Canadian legal lesson
The death of Cecil George Harris is a sad story but one that delivered a legal lesson for other provinces in Canada. What is even more interesting is the fact that had the tragic accident which occurred in Pleasant Valley...
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September 19th, 2023 - Divorce & Family Law

Debt acquired post separation: Who’s responsible?
Last month we talked about the treatment of debt acquired during the course of a relationship and how this is to be treated during a divorce or separation. What we didn’t talk about was the treatment of a separate category...
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August 10th, 2023 - Divorce & Family Law

Am I responsible for my partner’s debt?
Debt is a small word that carries an enormous impact! If you are reading this blog it is likely because you are feeling uneasy and wondering how debt accumulated during the course of your relationship will be divided as part...
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