Monthly Archives: February 2016

Great discussion about divorce in general

If you want an overview of the divorce process both in Canada and elsewhere in the World visit this page about divorce from Wikipedia.

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How long does it take to get a divorce?

Many of our clients are in a BIG hurry to get divorced.  This is usually because they want to get married again and need a divorce first.  In Calgary the complete divorce process will be completed in about 6 to 8 months.  … Continue reading

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Can I file an Alberta Divorce on my own?

We are asked by many of our clients if they can complete the divorce process themselves.  The answer is, of course you can.  The real answer, however, is why would you want to!  Going through the Court process on your own is … Continue reading

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What if we can’t agree?

I always advise couples that they must make every effort to agree on the issues related to their pending divorce.  Most lawyers charge between $300 and $500 per hour.  That is almost $10 per minute.  Do you want two people … Continue reading

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What if I can’t find my former spouse?

Sometimes you don’t know where your ex spouse is at, but you still need to get a divorce.  There is a procedure to allow this to happen.  First, you must make reasonable efforts to located your former spouse.  You must … Continue reading

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Sole, Joint, Shared or Split, which custody arrangement is best for me?

This is often a dilemma for couples who are breaking up.  How do we describe our new relationship with the kids.  Here are the possible ways to describe how you approach parenting. SOLE CUSTODY:  Is where one parent makes all … Continue reading

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Do I Have to take Parenting After Separation Seminar?

If you have any children under 16 and you are filing for a Calgary divorce then it is mandatory that you take the PASS.  The one day course is designed to help parents understand their responsibilities to their children.  Basically, … Continue reading

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What Court Do I Use?

I receive several calls each week from people who wonder whether they should file their matter in the Calgary Court of Queen’s Bench or in the Calgary Provincial Court.  In most cases you have an option.  If you are seeking … Continue reading

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New Rules for Out of Country Divorces!

If your ex spouse does not live in Canada then you need to read this information.  The new Alberta Rules of Court say that all divorces where the former spouse does not live in Canada must first file for an … Continue reading

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