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If Only He Had Been Nice to Fluffy

Andy Hayher In Chomos v. Hamilton, a decision penned by Justice Pazaratz of the Ontario Superior Court, we learn that “Fluffy” is a white stuffed animal that the two-year old child had been attached to since she was seven months old. Despite the clear attachment, the father went out of his way to take Fluffy [...]

March 30th, 2017|

Tax Season! Important Tips for Divorcing Families!

Brett Coleman 1. The “Principle Residence Exemption” In the past, so long as the entire sale proceeds of a taxpayer’s family home were sheltered by the “principal residence exemption”, Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) accepted that the sale did not have to be reported on their tax return. However, on October 3rd, 2016, Finance Minister Morneau [...]

March 27th, 2017|

Exoskeleton Aids Walking for Paraplegia

Doug Perras Several months ago a client of mine, who was rendered a paraplegic in a motor vehicle accident, participated in a research study of exoskeletons conducted at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton.  During that study, she was given the opportunity to practice with an exoskeleton for up to four hours each day for [...]

March 21st, 2017|

From ‘Voice’ to ‘Choice’ – There is No Magical Age

Brett Coleman A common message family lawyers hear from the bench is “children have a voice, not a choice”. That being said, there often comes a point in time when the court is no longer willing or able to force a child to attend for scheduled access with one or the other parent. Sometimes [...]

January 23rd, 2017|

Vogel LLP Welcomes New Partners

Vogel LLP is pleased to announce that lawyers Andy Hayher and Johnny Pak have been named as new Partners effective January 1, 2017. Andy practices Family Law, successfully appearing in all levels of Court in Alberta including the Court of Appeal. Andy is a member of the International Bar Association, with experience in family disputes [...]

January 3rd, 2017|

Holidays & Divorce – The Best Gift Any Parent Can Provide

Aida Rafie The holidays can be a very special time for children, and parents too, but it can be very difficult to plan for after the breakdown of the family unit. It is important to remember that while the holidays may have traditionally involved a different family unit, separated parents can still ensure it remains [...]

December 21st, 2016|

Pets – Family or Property?

Melody Rodger The recent Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench case of Henderson v Henderson 2016 SKQB 282 dealt with the contentious issue of whether pets are to be treated as akin to property or akin to children in the context of a separation or divorce. Before delving into the emotional turmoil of the matter at [...]

December 14th, 2016|

Gilmore Girls Reboot: Trouble in Stars Hollow?

Emily Gajda For anyone who came of age with Rory Gilmore, the Netflix reboot of the Gilmore Girls series has been a much-anticipated event. Millions of viewers, who cringed at Rory’s high school experiences at Chilton and cheered with her upon her acceptance into Yale, geared up for a night-in on November 25th, 2016, when [...]

December 2nd, 2016|

Court of Appeal Success for Andy Hayher

Andy Hayher of our office was successful in having an appeal dismissed at Alberta’s highest court. Andy acted for the Respondent father in an appeal related to what jurisdiction a mobility/custody trial should be held in. The Appellant mother’s position was that Ontario was the appropriate jurisdiction while the Respondent father’s position was that Alberta [...]

November 14th, 2016|