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December 2015 Archives

How much you pay for child support can vary

When you get a divorce that involves children, you want to make sure that they are excluded from any negativity that can be a substantial part of your separation. They deserve the best, which is what you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse need to focus on at a time like this. Child support and where the child will live need to be an important part of this divorce. They go together and it goes without saying that the parent that the child lives with will receive child support from the non-custodial parent.

How does the court decide on spousal support?

Spousal support is a hot-button issue when divorce is imminent. You need to face the fact that this may be something that the court will decide on for you if you and your ex-spouse don't come to a meeting of the minds. The court can, when asked or requested to by either spouse, make an order that requires one of you to pay a lump sum amount or an on-going monthly payment to the requesting spouse. Whatever the court thinks is reasonable is what will be awarded.

Divorce in Alberta means deciding on what method to employ

Getting a divorce is no fun. As a matter of fact, it can affect several areas in your life: you finances, where you live, where your kids live and even what property you get to keep. All these issues fall under family law and they are dealt with in the Divorce Act of Canada.

How do I file for spousal support in a divorce situation?

Getting a divorce in Alberta can be unfamiliar territory for you. Whom do you turn to? What are the pertinent questions that you need to ask? You may not even know what is important in a divorce, but getting a legal representative involved early can give you peace of mind and can get you what you rightly deserve, not just the leftovers that your soon-to-be ex-spouse may want you to have.