Edmonton Family Law Blog

What is a separation agreement?

It is not uncommon for couples in Alberta to choose to separate rather than follow the path of traditional divorce. While the decision ultimately comes down to personal preference, a couple can choose separation for financial, medical, religious or other reasons. When...

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Dividing property in a divorce or separation

Even a short marriage can lead to the accumulation of both assets and debts. Both partners in a relationship bring financial goals, needs and desires. Unfortunately, when divorce becomes a reality, the partners must work to ensure things are split accurately and...

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What is collaborative divorce?

While the popular media likes to portray a divorce as an adversarial affair for dramatic effect, the truth is that in many instances, the dissolution proceeds in a calm, professional manner. It is not uncommon for couples to simply grow apart - whether it is the...

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Second marriages: What you need to know

A second marriage may allow you to do things differently, or move on from something in your past. Second marriages are generally happy occasions for most people. However, sometimes people forget to review some very important details before walking down the aisle a...

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The three divorces

In my meetings with divorce and common law separation clients, regardless of whether I am dealing with their matters through negotiation, as a mediator, as their collaborative lawyer and even in litigation, I observe that there are typically many divorces occurring at...

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