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April 2016 Archives

How is Alberta child support determined?

In most Alberta child support cases, the parent with whom the child lives (the custodial parent) will be entitled to receive child support payments from the non-custodial parent). However, the issue does not stop there. The question remains: how much money will the non-custodial parent be required to pay?

Financial planning and divorce

According to the law, couples should receive a 50/50 split of their assets following a divorce. This means that Canadian divorcees may need to reorganize their retirements. For this reason, couples are encouraged to speak with a financial planner prior to going through with their divorces.

Alberta cabinet minister announces finalization of his divorce

Ex-Solicitor General and current Calgary Acadia MLA Jonathan Dennis announced that he has finalized a contentious divorce. The divorce was finalized on April 1, and it closes a scandal-laden legal battle between himself and his now ex-wife, Breanna Palmer. During the divorce, Palmer claimed that the cabinet minister had physically abused her and that he also abused illegal drugs.

What is the Child Support Recalculation Program?

The Alberta Child Support Recalculation Program gives divorced parents the ability to alter their child support orders easily, transparently and cost effectively. The recalculation program, or RP, uses current income tax data from the parents to recalculate court ordered child support amounts annually.

How do I get past loneliness after divorce?

There is a very serious problem associated with divorce that most divorce attorneys never actually address. This problem has nothing to do with the law, but it has everything to do with your emotions, your psychology and the way you feel about yourself. The problem relates to loneliness, and most people will encounter it after they have decided to pull the trigger on their divorce and put an end to their marriage. However, by following a few pieces of advice, divorcing Alberta spouses will have a better chance of dealing with their loneliness.