Family Law 25 Program Materials

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This seminar reviewed the top 5 cases in several key areas of family law: spousal support, child welfare, child support, and matrimonial property. It also examined the strengths and weaknesses of the Protection Against Family Violence Act, and provided tips for navigating the Act.

Spousal support is often a vexing area of law for family law practitioners. This paper discusses recent principles that have emerged from Alberta case law that can help practitioners navigate spousal support issues. It reviews key spousal support cases within the context of income determination, variations and terminations of spousal support, and payment of spousal support to an estate.

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This paper explores the discord between biological and psychological families after a permanent guardianship order, and the impact of state interference. In particular, the paper examines 5 recent decisions from Alberta courts involving the placement and guardianship or adoption of children who are subjects of permanent guardianship orders.

This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Family Law 25 program in Edmonton on March 7, 2018 and in Calgary on March 14, 2018.

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This paper explores the Protection Against Family Violence Act [PAFVA], considering whether PAFVA has achieved its desired results and examining its weaknesses and effectiveness. The paper also considers duplicity and protection provided by other acts, and provides key strategies when dealing with emergency protection orders.

This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Family Law 25 program in Edmonton on March 7, 2018 and in Calgary on March 14, 2018.

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This paper discusses unequal division of matrimonial property using s 8 factors under the Matrimonial Property Act. It first highlights the applicable legislative provisions, and then examines the key principles for division of matrimonial property using s 8 factors that arise from recent Alberta case law.

This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Family Law 25 program in Edmonton on March 7, 2018 and in Calgary on March 14, 2018.

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Child support is a common issue in family law matters. This paper highlights 5 recent child support cases that address the following: imputing income, disclosure, retroactive variations to reduce child support, variation of child support after a child is no longer a “child of the marriage” (as defined by the Divorce Act), and child support in shared parenting arrangements.

This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Family Law 25 program in Edmonton on March 7, 2018 and in … Read More

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