Firm News

Foster LLP Joins the Articling Placement Program

Sasha Joshi

Foster LLP is now a Roster Firm for the Articling Placement Program that furthers the Law Society’s goals and seeks to ensure all Articling Students have a safe, respectful work environment to learn and develop their careers.

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Firm News

Leigh Sherry joins Foster LLP

Sasha Joshi

Foster LLP is proud to announce that Leigh Sherry has joined our team of exceptional lawyers!

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Firm News

Canada Must Be a Just Society

Jennifer Shaften, Q.C.

Canada must be a just society. Those were the words of former Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau two years before his government took over control of Canada’s residential schools from religious groups.

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Firm News

Coalition of Canadian Lawyers Demand International Criminal Court to Investigate Discovery of 215 Dead Indigenous Children in Kamloops, BC

Brendan Myers Miller

A coalition of Canadian lawyers has written to the International Criminal Court (the “ICC”) in the Hague, Netherlands to demand the ICC’s support investigating the discovery of 215 children’s bodies buried near a former residential school in Kamloops, BC.

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Decisions

ASC Decision: Felgate, Nicholas John

Jennifer Shaften, Q.C.

In the decision Re Felgate, 2021 ABASC 68 released by the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) on May 11, 2021, Foster LLP Special Counsel, Brendan Miller, was successful in defending a $300,000.00 disgorgement order and judgment sought against his client by the Staff prosecutors of the ASC.

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Family Law

Adoptions in Alberta: Frequently Asked Questions

Jennifer Shaften, Q.C.

Your adoption process begins with a consultation with Dana who gathers information to draft the Adoption package. She meets with you and explains the process and procedures based on your individual needs.

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Family Law

Sasha Joshi to speak at Leaders in Law

Jennifer Shaften, Q.C.

Wishing our best to Sasha Joshi who will speaking along side a number of exceptional women on January 25, 2021.

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Firm News

Foster LLP Welcomes Jillian Hegberg

Sasha Joshi

We are happy to welcome Jillian Hegberg as our newest associate.

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Family Law

2020 Christmas Court Closures

Sasha Joshi

Government of Alberta offices will be closed between December 24 and January 1. The courts will ensure that Albertans are able to deal with urgent matters during this time.

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Firm News

Success: Chloe Cartwright (A) v. Rocky View County Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (R) 1901-0285AC

Sasha Joshi

Brendan Miller, Special Counsel at Foster LLP was successful at the Alberta Court of Appeal in the decision of Cartwright v. Rocky View County Subdivision and Development Appeal Board, 2020 ABCA 408 released on November 23, 2020.

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Firm News

Happy Holidays from Foster LLP

Jennifer Shaften, Q.C.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the lawyers at Foster LLP.

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Firm News

Rupert Joshi for Alberta Bencher

Jennifer Shaften, Q.C.

“With over 34 years of experience, Rupert will represent you with a diverse and knowledgeable voice.”

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Family Law

Jennifer Shaften, Q.C. appointed as amicus

Rupert Joshi

Jennifer Shaften, Q.C. was appointed as amicus on an enforcement of time with child application in the Provincial Court of Alberta.

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Firm News

Foster LLP welcomes Brendan Myers Miller as Special Counsel

Sasha Joshi

Brendan is a litigation and appellate lawyer in the areas of regulatory, public, constitutional, administrative, civil, commercial, criminal and international law.

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Firm News

Foster LLP offers legal services and representation in French

Sasha Joshi

The most important legal decisions of your life should not be lost in translation.

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Family Law

Do I send my children back to school during the pandemic? What if the other parent and I do not agree?

Sasha Joshi

The Superior Court of Ontario released a decision determining whether a child should be ordered back to school during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Family Law

Is Parenting Coordination Right For You?

Sasha Joshi

Have you been dealing with parenting issues for 6 months or more - in Court or through other processes that never seem to work or end?

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Firm News

Thank You Ron

Jennifer Shaften, Q.C.

Former partner, Ron Foster, Q.C., will be leaving Foster LLP at the end of August 2020. We thank Ron for his years of service and mentorship to Foster LLP.

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Firm News

Our Newest Associate: Stuart Mair

Sasha Joshi

We are pleased to announce that Stuart Mair is now an associate with Foster LLP!

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Family Law

What is legal coaching?

Sasha Joshi

Legal coaching can be defined as unbundled legal services, designed specifically for your family law matter.

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Family Law

Wills 101: Who gets what and where do my children go?

Richelle Dickson

Your Will reflects your wishes with respect to the distribution of your Estate.

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Firm News

Foster LLP is Growing!

Jennifer Shaften, Q.C.

We are proud to welcome three members to our dedicated team of family lawyers.

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Family Law

How We Can Help During COVID-19

Jennifer Shaften, Q.C.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the way we deliver services at Foster LLP has changed; our commitment to helping you has not.

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Firm News

Announcement: Jennifer Shaften Designated Queen’s Counsel

Sasha Joshi

Foster LLP is proud to announce that Jennifer Shaften has been designated Queen’s Counsel in accordance with Letters Patent issued March 31, 2020.

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Family Law

7 Tips for Parents Sharing Custody During COVID-19

Jennifer Shaften, Q.C.

We recently received some helpful tips from the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) about co-parenting during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Firm News

Our Response to COVID-19

Jennifer Shaften, Q.C.

Please read for important updates regarding COVID-19 and our firm's operations.

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Family Law

Adoptions in Alberta: What You Need to Know

Jennifer Shaften, Q.C.

Adoption creates families and should be a joyful experience. In fact, it is one of the matters Justices enjoy having a part in. However, without proper...

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Family Law

Arbitration or Mediation: What Process is Right for You?

Jennifer Shaften, Q.C.

All disputes begin with a disagreement between two or more people, corporations, countries, etc. However, there are many ways for the dispute to resolve or move towards resolution.

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Family Law

Bill 28 Update

Jennifer Shaften, Q.C.

The Legislative Assembly of Alberta had its First Reading of Bill 28 in November 2018.

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Family Law

How to Choose a Divorce Lawyer

Jennifer Shaften, Q.C.

We’ve compiled the following checklist to aid our prospective clients when choosing an effective divorce lawyer.

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Family Law

Corporate Disclosure and Support

Jennifer Shaften, Q.C.

Lawyers from our office attended the Queen’s Bench Family Law Annual Town Hall Meeting hosted by the Judiciary and the Calgary Bar Association on January 18, 2017. At the meeting, the Judiciary highlighted an important case which speaks to the financial disclosure requirements for parents who are self-employed or who control corporations.

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Family Law

Income Tax & Support

Jennifer Shaften, Q.C.

In certain instances, the Canada Revenue Agency permits support payor spouses to deduct the spousal support paid by them from their income for the purpose of their income tax. The same is true for common-law partners paying support.

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Family Law

Updates to the Residential Tenancies Act

Jennifer Shaften, Q.C.

Changes have been made to the Residential Tenancies Act that would allow victims of domestic violence to end a tenancy early and without financial penalty.

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Family Law

10 Tips to Prepare for Your Divorce

Jennifer Shaften, Q.C.

Few things are tougher in life than a divorce. Any time a relationship starts with promise and happiness and ends in brokenness, there is deep pain and regret for multiple parties. And while a divorce is never fun or emotionless, it is possible to have a smooth parting of ways that mitigates pain and prevents undue hardship.

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