December 06, 2019
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The Family Law Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. F.3 (“FLA”) defines a category of property known as “excluded property” that is excluded from the equalization of a spouse’s net family property upon separation and marriage breakdown, which can also include the death of a married spouse if the surviving spouse chooses an election under the FLA. If…

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November 13, 2019
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When you think about the many different legal issues in a divorce case, it can be, understandably, quite daunting. After all, not only do those who go through a divorce need to face the emotional aspect of the process, but there are the legal issues that must be addressed as well. How can ex-couples get through…

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November 05, 2019
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If your spouse has stepped outside of your marriage with another lover, it’s natural to feel a roller coaster of emotions. You may become angry, depressed, embarrassed, and/or broken-hearted. However, you may also have feelings of wanting to seek revenge, or the need to feel that some justice has been done as a result of…

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July 09, 2019
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While divorce isn’t easy for anyone, it can be particularly complex for wealthy families. Dividing more assets means couples face more legal complexities, and sometimes more heart aches. Ownership of family businesses, multiple properties and offshore assets (and the more frequent presence of marriage contracts) means more paperwork to comb through to ensure that all…

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June 24, 2019
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As a recent divorced father of 2 amazing kids, I never really understood what a dad goes through when he gets divorced…until now. Not being able to live with my children on a full time basis has been the hardest thing in my life.  Dropping my kids off at their mothers’ house after my week or…

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June 10, 2019
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Re-establishing yourself after a divorce is a difficult process. Amongst dividing up property, managing time with children and pets, and debilitating legal fees, is the reality that you’ll likely need a new place to live. Each post-marriage move-out has challenges of its own and though each move is nuanced, there are a few best practices…

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June 04, 2019
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I watched a lot of exciting Law and Order episodes in my day. And I really loved the fast paced, action-packed drama of those mediation episodes. You know the ones where the couple is at each other’s throat and the lawyers are fixated on outsmarting one another and pulling academic rank, whipping out legal jargon and…

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May 23, 2019
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Admittedly when I first realized I was about to get divorced it was all I could think or talk about.   Having been blindsided by my husband’s desire to leave and the speed in which he left, I was left scrambling to pick up the pieces.  Emotionally scared and confused by his yearning to jump ship, I…

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May 15, 2019
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What does the new property division legislation mean for Alberta families going through a separation?  Did you know that there is currently no legislation in Alberta to regulate the division of property between unmarried couples? This means that separating couples have no statutory guidance on how to split their assets, which can result in more…

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