Divorce & Family Law

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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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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April 20th, 2023 - Divorce & Family Law

The Family Property Act
WHAT IS IT ABOUT? Brief History: The 1975 decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Murdoch v Murdoch, [1975] 1 S.C.R. 423, concerned an Alberta couple who had married in 1943 and separated in 1968. During their marriage, the...
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