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  • Prepared by leading family law practitioners, the Alberta Family Law Practice Manual guides you through a family law file from start to finish, whether the file proceeds through collaborative law, mediation, arbitration, or court. Highlights include comprehensive information on divorce, matrimonial property, child and spousal support, and trials.
  • This paper outlines the importance of the adoption and implementation of a team approach between the supervising lawyer and support staff. The lawyer’s support staff is an essential component to ensuring that the team achieves its goals. The author also explains how support staff can develop a team approach and the respective roles of each member of the team. This paper was presented at the Family Law Matters for Legal Support Staff program held in January, 2013.
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    This paper outlines some of the typical tax issues facing a small or solo practitioner in general practice. Some of the topics covered include family tax, corporate tax, real estate taxation and tax issues related to wills and estates. The author also details a few new tax issues and useful planning ideas for the reader. This paper was presented at the Law and Practice Update program in November 2012.  
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    This paper was drawn from materials presented at the Child and Spousal Support for Legal Support Staff program held in March 2012. Childview® is a software program used for the analysis and determination of child support and spousal support. This paper covers the common errors and pitfalls in child and spousal support calculations.
  • This paper was drawn from materials presented at the Child and Spousal Support for Legal Support Staff program held in March 2012. It provides tips to avoid rejection by the Clerk of the Court or by the Maintenance Enforcement Program. It includes an appendix with a number of sample clauses and documents.  
  • This paper examines the lawyer’s responsibility in the settlement process. It also summarizes 17 lessons coming out of important cases such as Rick v. Brandsema, Brown v. Silvera, and Webb v. Birkett. This paper was drawn from materials presented at the Issues in Matrimonial Property program held in March 2012.
  • This is a practical guide to the consideration and use of summary trials as a viable dispute resolution alternative in family law matters. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of summary trials, factors for determining if your case is suitable, and key procedural points. This paper was drawn from materials presented at the Issues in Matrimonial Property program held in March 2012.  
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    This paper includes a discussion around some of the more difficult issues that tend to arise regarding property matters, with an emphasis on practical approaches. Topics include dealing with the increase in value of exempt assets, property acquired after separation, “double dipping”, and how to treat bonuses, stock options, and severance pay. The paper also examines problematic issues around matrimonial debt, future contingent tax liabilities, and unmarried cohabitation and property division. This paper was drawn from materials presented at the Issues in Matrimonial Property program held in March 2012.
  • This paper explores pension benefits in a family law context, examining an array of pension types including private and public, defined benefit and defined contribution, and registered and non-registered. It provides a summary of the structure of plans and plan regulation in Canada as it relates to family law. This paper was drawn from materials presented at the Issues in Matrimonial Property program held in March 2012.  
  • The issue of child support for adult children pursuing a post-secondary education is a complicated, fact-driven analysis. This paper provides an overview of key tests and relevant decisions touching on this issue. This paper was drawn from materials presented at the Child Support Fundamentals seminar held in February 2012.