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September 2016 Archives

Kids from Canada in overseas child custody dispute

When a couple with children gets divorced, what to do with the kids becomes a crucial part of the settlement terms. Determining child custody arrangements can be difficult even in the simplest of situations. However, when parents are living in different countries, matters can become very complex, as illustrated in a recent case involving a family from Canada living in Europe.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie begin divorce proceedings

Another Hollywood power couple has parted ways, according to entertainment news sources. Well known to Alberta fans, Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from husband Brad Pitt, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple has asked for privacy from the press during their separation process.

Handling a divorce with children

It should come as no surprise to those who have not personally experienced a marital separation that the logistics of such a separation can be complicated. Alberta residents know that this is especially true in a divorce where the couple has dependent children. Thankfully, by carefully considering the impact a divorce has on young children, and with the support of experienced attorneys, it is possible to foster a smooth transition. 

Child custody cases facing harsher delinquency penalties

An eastern province is setting the stage for a massive overhaul of how Canadian law handles child support payments. Alberta residents might be interested to know that Nova Scotia is leading the way in cracking down on delinquent support in child custody cases. This move by the provincial government could influence how other provinces handle similar cases. 

Divorce mediation -- a platform for communication and compromise

Going through a divorce will always be an emotional and stressful experience. It is not uncommon for divorce proceedings in Alberta to become a competition in which each party fights to win at any cost. Sadly, the courtroom experience can sever any possible post-divorce relationship there might have been between former spouses, while also damaging relationships between parents and their children.