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Spousal Support & Post-Separation Increases in Payor Income

Brett Coleman The issue of whether a recipient of spousal support is entitled to post-separation increases in income comes up repeatedly in family law. As with most areas of family law, this issue is not clear cut, however, in the 2013 case of Thompson v. Thompson the Ontario Court of Appeal provided a helpful list [...]

September 8th, 2016|

Vogel LLP Announces New Articling Student Melody Rodger

We are pleased to announce that University of Calgary Law School graduate Melody Rodger has joined the firm as an Articling Student. Melody worked with Vogel LLP on a part time basis during law school and full-time during the summer. Melody will be gaining experience and assisting lawyers in various areas of Family Law, Personal [...]

August 26th, 2016|

The Legalities of a Celebrity Feud

Emily Gajda Recently, the internet has been abuzz with the latest developments in the Taylor Swift v. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian feud. In case you aren’t up to date on celebrity gossip, here’s a quick summary: Kanye West released a song earlier this year with derogatory comments referencing Taylor Swift, but alleged that he [...]

August 15th, 2016|

Court Says No to Nasty Behaviour

Andy Hayher When custody battles end up in court they can become ugly. Often, litigants are so entrenched in a position they lose sight of what is and what is appropriate and relevant for the court. Sometimes they become malicious. In the recent decision of J.(S.) v. M.(M.) from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, [...]

July 19th, 2016|

Child and Family Benefits

Based on proposed legislation, a new Canada child benefit (“CCB”) will replace the universal child care benefit (“UCCB”) and the Canada child tax benefit (“CCTB”) in July of 2016. The first CCB payment will be made on July 20, 2016. The CCB is a tax-free monthly payment based on adjusted family net income. There is [...]

July 6th, 2016|

Surveillance Practices Considered ‘Odious & Repugnant’

Brett Coleman It is not uncommon in family law cases, particularly given the current state of and advances in cell phone technology, for litigants in a family law case to resort to various means of surreptitious surveillance of one another. This is particularly so where custody/parenting is in issue. Ranging from recording of telephone or [...]

June 27th, 2016|

Vogel LLP Announces New Articling Student Emily Gajda

Vogel LLP is pleased to announce that University of Calgary Law School graduate Emily Gajda has joined the firm as an Articling Student. Emily has been a summer student at our firm since her first year of law school and most recently completed a clerkship at the Provincial Court of Alberta where she worked closely [...]

June 24th, 2016|

When Does a ‘Marriage-Like’ Relationship Begin

Andy Hayher Determining when a marriage begins is an easy task. However, in marriage-like relationships the water can get muddy. The determination of the commencement of such a relationship is important in provinces that have either property or support rights conferred to individuals in these types of relationships. In Fuller v. Matthews the British Columbia [...]

June 17th, 2016|

Abandonment in the Woods – Child Discipline Gone Wrong

Aida Rafie Recently a popular news story in the media has been in regards to a boy in Japan whose parents left him in the woods ‘as punishment’. While bizarre cases like this one can be classified as unreasonable in any country, it is interesting to note what our own legislation says about child discipline [...]

June 8th, 2016|