Do you need to use a divorce lawyer to obtain a divorce in Calgary?
The answer to such a question will depend upon how many issues the parties are disputing and how comfortable the parties are with handling their divorce themselves. In most divorce actions, the parties will be dealing with the issues of custody and access to the children, child support, spousal support and division of matrimonial property. While many people believe that such issues are straightforward, in my experience, many people do not understand how the Court will actual
If I am seeking a divorce in Calgary, must I attend the Parenting After Separation Course?
The Parenting After Separation Course is a course that has been set up to assist parents that are separating, or are getting a divorce in Calgary. Course topics include: building relationships, how separation affects parents, how separation affects children, communication skills, legal issues, alternative dispute resolutions and parenting plans. The Parenting After Separation Course may be attended in person, or may be taken online. This is a link to the Parenting After Separ
What are the Maintenance Enforcement Program and the Recalculation Program?
In Alberta, those that have Court Orders, or written agreements, that specify the amount of child support that is to be payable, may be able to register those documents with the Maintenance Enforcement Program (MEP) and the Recalculation Program (RP). Unfortunately, not all Court Orders or written agreements are capable of being registered with MEP or RP and you will need to send such documents to MEP or RP for a determination as to whether they fall within the program. Som
How often should child support be recalculated?
In an ideal world, child support should be recalculated each time the parties' incomes change. This is because a change in income will almost certainly result in a change to the parties' share of section 7 expenses, and will impact the base child support that should be paid, if the payor's income changes. Of course, a change to the access or parenting of the children may also result in the base child support having to be recalculated. If the child support is being paid pursua