Child Support

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Who pays? Both parents have a legal obligation to financially support their children, regardless of how they feel about the other parent. This is because the law is that child support is the right of the child and not for the parent in whose custody they reside. Though the law bases child support on specified […]

What you need to know about divorce

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Getting a divorce or just thinking about it? We can help. What is divorce? Divorce is granted by the courts to terminate a legal marriage. If you did not legally marry (i.e., have a witnessed service preformed by an individual licensed by the jurisdiction to officiate), you are considered spouses by law (usually referred to […]

Spousal Support

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Entitlement to Support? Entitlement for spousal support arises when there is a disparity in the incomes of spouses as a result of circumstances created during the course of the spousal relationship and especially when that disparity is occasioned by the circumstances of the marriage or spousal relationship. According to the law, spouses are entitled to […]

Family Property Division

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Wondering who gets what? In Saskatchewan and British Columbia, the law varies between provinces. However, the common underlying principle is that, unless otherwise ordered by the court or agreed to by the parties, each party in a spousal relationship either common law or through legal marriage has a claim to an equal division of the […]

Parenting and Access

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Separation is an undoubtedly stressful time for spouses. When children are involved, the law requires that their best interests be placed first. Parents need to realise that their separation is equally as or even more stressful for their children. Therefore, putting the children in the middle of spousal conflict not only increases the children’s stress […]