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April 8th, 2021 - Divorce & Family Law

The difference between Partner & Spousal Support and how to know if you’re eligible to receive support.
In Alberta, a married person is eligible to receive spousal support from their spouse under the Divorce Act. Support for unmarried couples is governed by the Family Law Act and the Adult Interdependent Relationships Act. In those cases, support is referred to as Partner Support....
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April 8th, 2021 - Divorce & Family Law

Changes to the Federal Divorce Act
Amendments to the federal Divorce Act came into force on March 1, 2021. The amendments are designed to address family violence, promote the best interests of children, and make the family justice system more efficient. Below we’ve highlighted the newest provisions pertaining...
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April 8th, 2021 - Divorce & Family Law

What are the child support obligations of Stepparents? We break it down for you.
We’ve already determined in a previous post that child support refers to when parents are legally obligated to financially support their children and is governed by the Federal Child Support Guidelines. According to Alberta’s Family Law Act, the obligation that every...
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April 8th, 2021 - Civil Law, Corporate Law

All you need to know about Alberta Corporate Income Tax Rates
On June 29, 2020, the Alberta Government introduced Alberta’s Recovery Plan which reduced the general corporate income tax rate to 8%, effective July 1, 2020. This follows previously scheduled reductions in Alberta’s corporate income tax rates which have reduced the...
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March 16th, 2021 - Divorce & Family Law

What the difference is between obligated to pay child support under a Court Order vs actually paying child support
Being obligated to pay child support under a Court Order and actually paying child support are two very different matters. Unfortunately, a parent obligated to pay child support under a Court Order might not always pay that child support. When...
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