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January 2017 Archives

Judge makes spousal support ruling based on apparent income

In many marriages, one spouse earns significantly more income than the other. If the amount of that income is in dispute, however, there may be courtroom drama generated when spousal support is being discussed as part of a divorce. This recently occurred during a pre-trial hearing in another province, and the details are pertinent here in Alberta, too.

Celebrity ex-spouses battle over child custody arrangement

It is a sad reality that divorce sometimes brings out the worst in two people. Though it may be hoped that mutually agreeable arrangements can be made through a collaborative process, there are some cases in which that cannot be accomplished. A clear example comes from one child custody story; even though the parties are well-known celebrities, the events are not without parallel here in Alberta.

Wedding planning may foreshadow separation agreements

Planning the big day can be exciting and fun, but it can also be stressful. Depending on the size and scope of one's wedding, it could take months to plan and thousands of dollars to finance. However, wedding planners say that the time taken to plan a wedding can also provide fairly reliable insight into the future issues the couple may experience as the marriage evolves. Some Alberta couples who expect happily ever after may soon end up signing separation agreements.

Pre-plan child custody arrangements and avoid holiday heartaches

In the hearts and minds of many Alberta families, the winter holidays truly are the most wonderful time of the year. Celebrations and vacations make December and January months many people look forward to. For families divided by divorce, however, they can be stressful times fraught with fighting and angst over child custody disagreements.