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June 2015 Archives

What role does technology play in today’s divorces?

The use of portable technical devices is common for people throughout the Calgary area. Whether it is a Smartphone or a wearable device, residents rely upon these types of devices to communicate and secure information. While for some the use of such devices to obtain information stops at getting driving directions, others have determined additional ways in which they may be used such as to aid in their divorce.

Stress level lower than thought in kids whose custody is shared

When a relationship ends and the couple has children together they are often a priority for the parents. Making choices that are in their best interest may control the process. Because many believe that it is best for children to be in a cohesive family unit, some parents may even opt to stay together “for the good of the children.” They may do so thinking that it will reduce stress in the lives of the children caused by being shuttled from one parent to the other. While few would fault parents for avoiding a split for the benefit of the child, recent research indicates that a joint custody situation may not be as bad for kids as once thought.

What factors does the Court assess in child mobility cases?

In deciding matters of child custody, one of the Court's main concerns is to ensure, when appropriate, that contact between the child and both parents is sustained. That being said, if one parent wants to move with the child, the Court will take a fresh look at custody arrangements, having regard to the following factors:

Report on bankruptcy among seniors brings to mind importance of divorce, estate planning

A recent CBC News article draws attention to the financial struggles seniors in Canada may encounter after retirement. The cited statistics bring to mind the importance of estate planning but also matters related to what has commonly become known as "grey divorce."

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