I cannot say how many times a client has told me they paid the opposing party using cash. In family law scenarios, this can lead to a huge can of worms. Where both parties get along and acknowledge the cash payments, there’s no issue. On the flip side, where the parties don’t always see … Continue reading Support Payments – MAKE THEM TRACEABLE!!
The process to apply for legal aid is slightly different in Saskatchewan and in Alberta. FINANCIAL ELIGIBILITY: In both provinces, you must contact the regional legal aid office to apply for assistance from a legal aid lawyer. Each province will screen its applicants for financial eligibility. In Alberta, you will be screened based on your … Continue reading How do I apply for Legal Aid?
Each time I write about spousal support, I always repeat the same statement of principle – the determination of spousal support is more of an art than a science. This remains true. In order to determine whether you’re entitled to spousal support, you should begin by considering the factors set out in the various legislation … Continue reading How do I know if I’m entitled to spousal support?
I believe that a Justice of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice says it all: “Spousal support is a bit of an art, and certainly not a science.” To determine whether spousal support is payable, first we must determine that the spouse has ENTITLEMENT. The big questions usually are: Did one spouse give up employment … Continue reading 4-Part Series: Aspects of Separation & Divorce – Part 3: Spousal Support