Covid-19 and Divorce

As families across Canada cope with the changes to routine and daily life brought on by the spread of Covid-19, the challenges faced by divorced or separated couples are pronounced. In a recent National Post article, Josephine Wong, a Vancouver-based family … Read More

EBL Family Law’s Response to Covid-19

EBL Family Law Response to Covid-19

At this time, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench and the Provincial Court of Alberta have released various notices outlining their response to Covid-19. As part of the response by the Courts, only certain matters classified as emergency or urgent … Read More

The Status of The Unified Family Court in Alberta

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To increase efficiency and reduce duplication of family law Court services, the creation of a unified family court has long been discussed. However, on  February 18, 2020, family lawyers were advised that the Alberta Government officially put this initiative on … Read More

The Potential Consequences of Parental Alienation

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This week, we look at the recent Alberta Court of Appeal’s decision in BRM v BDT which dealt with the issue of parental alienation and custody arrangements. In a unanimous decision, the Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the Honourable Madam … Read More

Disclosure & Family Law Proceedings

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Family legal matters, such as the division of matrimonial property, child support or spousal support, can require significant disclosure of income and assets. Consequently, disclosure is often the first step in your family law proceedings. While the process of compiling … Read More

EBL Holiday Announcement

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The Court is closed over the Christmas holidays and our office is closed – as per the below – Merry Christmas etc. Look forward to speaking with people in the New Year, call us after January 2 for a consult.

A Guide To Self-Representation

A Guide to Self-Representation NOTE: EBL law does not advise self-representation in large or complex cases, in matters which proceed to trial or when defending against a party who has hired legal counsel. Self-representation is best suited for small claims … Read More

Canada Child Benefit and Tax Tip 101 for Parents

What is the Canada Child Benefit?  The Canada Child Benefit (CCB) was developed in July 2016 after combining the Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB) and the Universal Child Care Benefit (UBBC) to streamline the tax benefits given to families with … Read More