Will my spouse have to consent to my divorce in Calgary?
As a divorce lawyer in Calgary, I am frequently asked by clients: Does my spouse have to consent to my divorce in Calgary? The answer usually surprises clients as they almost always believe that their spouse will have to "sign" the divorce papers. If the divorce is uncontested, your spouse will not have to provide consent for your divorce to proceed. "Uncontested" in this article means that your spouse files no papers with the Court after they are served with the Court docu
When should child support be adjusted?
As a divorce lawyer in Calgary, the question I am most frequently asked is: When should child support be adjusted? Any increase, or decrease, in the incomes of the parties will almost certainly require child support to be adjusted. This is because the parties should be sharing any section 7 expenses in direct proportion to their respective incomes and, if one party's income increases or decreases, it is likely to affect the percentage of section 7 expenses that they are resp
What things should I take to my initial consultation with my divorce lawyer in Calgary?
From my experience of helping clients obtain a divorce in Calgary, I have learned that they are usually unsure of what things they should bring with them to the initial consultation. Hopefully, such people will find this summary useful. During an initial consultation, I like to take basic facts from clients. When they married, the date they believe they separated, the names of their children, the parenting schedule that has been in place since separation, what assets they ha
How does the reason for divorce affect my divorce in Calgary?
As divorce lawyer in Calgary, clients frequently ask me: How does the reason for my divorce affect my divorce in Calgary? In essence, there are 2 main ways that the reason for the divorce may affect the divorce: a) the date that one can apply for a divorce judgment; and b) the effect the reason for the divorce will have upon any financial issues. At this time, we should recap the types of reasons for divorce that are accepted by the Courts. The Divorce Act provides that one