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  • Top Reasons Not to Self-Represent in Alberta Family Law Matters

    Some people self-represent in family law matters in Calgary. On the face of it, this may seem like a viable option but it rarely is. Often, the motivation for self-representation is to save on legal fees but many family law issues can have a huge impact on family members’ lives and, with such high s … Read more »

  • How to Obtain Emergency Child Custody in Alberta

    The safety of one’s children is a parent’s priority and if this is put at risk, you probably don’t need reminding that it is important to act. Whether that means a call to the police or your lawyer, the family law system in Alberta can help you protect your children. You may have several options, in … Read more »

  • Property Division and the Enforceability of Prenuptial Agreements in Alberta

    Alberta’s Family Property Act provides a legislative scheme governing the division of a couple’s assets in the event of separation or divorce. The default rule under the Act is equal division of all property acquired during the relationship, subject to exemptions for things like gifts or inheritance … Read more »

  • Child Support for Children Attending Post-Secondary Education

    Alberta’s Family Law Act states that every parent has an obligation to provide support for his or her child (s. 49(1)). After separation or divorce, this obligation requires parents, to the extent of their means, to share the costs associated with the care, support and educational needs of the child … Read more »

  • Understanding Parenting Plans and Custody Agreements in Alberta

    When couples get married, no one plans to divorce. Yet, in 2021, 7.4 million people obtained a legal divorce in Canada. Although divorce is a common occurrence, it is a stressful one, especially when children are involved. Our goal at Spectrum Family Law Calgary is to make this difficult transition … Read more »