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March 2018 Archives

Child support in Alberta: Calculating support from entrepreneurs

Calculating the amount of child support in a divorce situation is relatively uncomplicated when the person paying it has a conventional job. But what about paying child support when those who do so are self-employed? It can be a different scenario entirely when income fluctuates. An entrepreneur is allowed to deduct expenses from their income on his or her taxes, but they should be reasonable as per child support obligations.

Family law: When kids' parents fight

Marital separation and divorce doesn't just affect the spouses. Children of the marriage can be equally -- and often more so -- affected by a breakup than the actual partners. Family law in Canada paves the way for parents to keep conflict to a minimum when the family is going through the effects of divorce. Children of divorce may already have many issues with which they're grappling -- where they're going to live and with whom, for instance. When kids witness conflict between their parents, these stressors can be exacerbated. 

Family law: Some untruths about divorce in Canada

Knowing fact from fiction when it comes to separating as a married couple may save a lot of money, stress and  anxiety. A marriage breakdown is already rife with strong emotions. Family law governs divorce in Canada, although many separating couples aren't sure of what's the truth and what's fabrication when it comes to the rules. There are some myths about divorce about which those considering ending their marriages should know.

Family law in Canada: How will I know when I'm divorced?

When couple separate, they may be so involved in the process of uncoupling that they don't realize or don't actually know when they have legally become single again. Divorce is part of the family law process in Canada, although some couples may not have any idea when during that process they are actually considered divorced. And there are certain things that could come into play that make a divorce questionable.

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