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Annual Child Support Adjustments

What you need to know about your financial obligations.  By Casey McQueen Child support, which is governed by the Divorce Act (Canada) and Family Law Act (Alberta), and as prescribed by the Federal Child Support Guidelines (“FCSG”), is the right of the child, and...

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How to Sleep Well During Stressful Times

While divorce can be a trying process, getting a good night’s sleep can help maintain a sense of routine. By Kathleen Wells Even under the most amicable conditions, divorce can cause a lot of upheaval in your life. Changing routines, new living situations and...

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Proposed Amendments to the Divorce Act (Canada)

Proposed Amendments to the Divorce Act (Canada) The current Divorce Act(Canada) has remained intact for nearly 30 years,  however, in 2018 Bill C-78 was proposed, and as a result significant amendments to the legislation are now being anticipated. While Bill C-78 has...

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Child Support and Post-Secondary Education Costs

Child Support and Post-Secondary Education Costs

By Kathleen Wells, Wells Family Law When families with small children separate, it is generally accepted that the parent who does not have primary parenting of the child must pay some measure of child support, yet there is often confusion about how long they must...

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The Meaning of Custody and the Best Interests of the Child

The Meaning of Custody and the Best Interests of the Child

By Kathleen Wells, Wells Family Law When families with children are going through a separation, often the most significant disputes involve children and custody arrangements. Obviously, parents will be concerned that their children receive the best possible care, but...

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