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Separation, Divorce And Annulment Explained

We’re all familiar with these terms, but they also allow for a lot of gray area. We outlined a few of the key differences between separation, divorce and annulment. All three of these acts begin with marriage, which is defined in Canada as the lawful union between two persons to the exclusion of all others. [...]

October 3rd, 2012|

Parent Coordination During Separation

Parent Coordination is a child-focused, alternative dispute resolution process responsive to the needs of parents experiencing conflict relating to their separation, specifically with respect to parenting arrangements. Parent Coordination helps parents implement their existing parenting plans and moves the parents away from reliance on the court system. Typically, these parents have frequent court applications which [...]

October 1st, 2012|

Sparrowhawk V. Zapoltinsky – Court Finds TMD Injuries Not Covered By $4k Cap

In Sparrowhawk v. Zapoltinsky, a decision was released on January 13, 2012. The Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta ruled that Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) injuries are not injuries to which the Minor Injury Regulation and Diagnostic and Treatment Protocols Regulation apply. In a lengthy and well written decision, Justice D.L. Shelley, writing for the Court, [...]

September 29th, 2012|

Estate Planning For The 21st Century

How is estate planning different in today’s culture? The biggest difference is the divorce rate in Canada. Although 38 percent of marriages in Canada end in divorce before the thirtieth wedding anniversary, nearly half of these divorcees will get remarried. Many of these new marriages consist of two previously divorced partners. Along with common-law partnerships, [...]

September 25th, 2012|

Executive Women International

Every year, Executive Women International selects a different Calgary based non-profit organization that supports families and children and dedicates its fundraising efforts to that organization. For 2012, EWI selected the Highbanks Society. Highbanks provides subsidized housing and wrap-around support services for young parents in Calgary. Their main objective is to help teen moms develop into [...]

September 21st, 2012|

Do Canadians Have Access To Justice?

The question of whether or not Canadians have access to justice has been a subject of many discussions in the legal community lately. Did you know that throughout Canada, anywhere from one half to three fourths of Family Law litigants go unrepresented by legal counsel? Supreme Court Justice Thomas Cromwell has been working tirelessly to [...]

September 6th, 2012|

Government Of Alberta Tasked With Recreating 2,100 Shredded Court Records

Last year, the Alberta Court of Appeals accidentally shredded 2,100 records. These court records included both criminal and civil matters. Many of the records pertained to judgments, notices of motion, factums and bills of costs. Now officials are working diligently to recreate the lost records. The process began in February and has the tentative deadline [...]

September 4th, 2012|

Employee Smartphone Usage Leading To Litigation For Unpaid Overtime

Large corporations in Canada could soon be affected by a legal issue that is already plaguing companies around the globe. The use of company smart phones outside of traditional work hours is now leading employees to sue their employers for unpaid overtime. The regulation of overtime pay is different throughout Canada. In Ontario for example, [...]

August 31st, 2012|

Translating “legalese” Into A Language The Punjabi Community Understands

A recent article in the Calgary Herald showcased two Calgary lawyers that are now hosting a weekly radio show about legal affairs. The catch – this radio show is entirely in Punjabi-language. “Legalese” is the common term for the legal jargon used by lawyers and others in the legal community. The lawyers, Raj Sharma and [...]

August 22nd, 2012|