Family Law

Arbitration or Mediation: What Process is Right for You?

Jennifer Shaften

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

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

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

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

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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Firm News

Foster LLP is Growing!

Jennifer Shaften

We are proud to welcome four new members to our strong team of dedicated associates.

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Family Law

Updates to the Residential Tenancies Act

Jennifer Shaften

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

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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