The Deferral of Changes to the Divorce Act

Divorce Act

The Deferral of Changes to the Divorce Act On June 21st, 2019, Bill C-78 received Royal Assent, marking the first substantiative update to federal family laws in more than 20 years. The changes outlined in this bill were well received … Read More

Undue Hardship and Child Support Claims

Undue Hardship Child Support

Undue Hardship and Child Support Claims In Canada, parents have an obligation to financially support their children even after they divorce or separate from their partner. In our previous article, Child Support 101, we discussed the basics of child support … Read More

Covid-19 and Parenting

Covid-19 and Parenting

“Families need more cooperation, less litigation” Navigating parenting with your ex-partner can be difficult at the best of times, and the trials of co-parenting with your ex-partner can be further exasperated in difficult times such as these. If the Covid-19 … Read More

Covid-19 and Child Support Obligations

Covid-19 and Child Support

What happens when you have been laid off, have reduced hours, or have been self-isolating and are consequently unable to earn enough money to pay your child support obligations? In these unprecedented times, managing your child support obligations may be … Read More

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

Family Court Calgary

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

parental alienation

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

financial disclosure

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

holiday announcement

The Court is closed over the Christmas holidays and our office is closed. Check out the details below. We look forward to speaking with everyone in the New Year! Please call us after January 2 for a consult. Our office … Read More