What happens to the divorce if the parties attempt to reconcile?
As a divorce lawyer in Calgary, I am frequently asked by clients: What happens to the divorce if I attempt a reconciliation? Section 8(3) of the Divorce Act provides the answer to that question. If the parties are relying upon separation of at least a year as the ground for the divorce, they may attempt a reconciliation for a period, or periods, not exceeding 90 days without the "clock" that counts the one year period having to be reset. One of the objectives of the Divorce
What are the grounds for divorce?
As a divorce lawyer in Calgary, I am frequently asked: What are the grounds for divorce? The grounds for divorce are contained in the Divorce Act, and are the same all over Canada. They are that: a) The spouses have lived separate and apart for at least one year immediately preceding the determination of the divorce proceeding and were living separate and apart at the commencement of the proceeding; or b) The spouse against whom the divorce proceeding is brought has, since
What are the disclosure requirements for couples divorcing or separating in Calgary?
When couples are going through a divorce, or separation, in Calgary, it is imperative that they provide one another with full financial disclosure. This is the case if they have lawyers, if they are using mediators, if they intend to use to Court to determine financial issues, or if they simply wish to negotiate between themselves. Without full financial disclosure, there is a real danger that the parties will not divide their assets, or resolve issues such as child support
What is shared parenting?
As a divorce and family lawyer in Calgary, I am frequently asked: What is meant by shared parenting and how may it affect me? From my experience, people want to know how shared parenting will affect custody and access, parenting and child support. They usually do so when they are involved in a separation or a divorce. Both the Federal Child Support Guidelines and the Alberta Child Support Guidelines make reference to either shared access/physical custody or shared parenting