Category Archives: Family

The Harsh Consequences of Ignoring the Dower Act

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: The Harsh Consequences of Ignoring the Dower Act Case Commented On: Joncas v Joncas, 2017 ABCA 50 (CanLII) If you are a married Albertan with a piece of real property registered in your name alone, … Continue reading

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Legal Innovation, Access to Justice, and the University of Calgary’s Family Law Incubator

By: Kyle Gardiner PDF Version: Legal Innovation, Access to Justice, and the University of Calgary’s Family Law Incubator Matter Commented on: The University of Calgary’s Family Law Incubator Family law litigants are increasingly experiencing difficulty with access to justice that compounds … Continue reading

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International Child Abduction: Safeguarding against Grave Risks of Harm in ‘Prompt Return’ Applications

By: Rudiger Tscherning PDF Version: International Child Abduction: Safeguarding against Grave Risks of Harm in ‘Prompt Return’ Applications Case Comment On: JP v TNP, 2016 ABQB 613 (CanLII) Introduction In an earlier post, I discuss in detail the objective and mechanism … Continue reading

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No Priority for a Matrimonial Property Certificate of Lis Pendens Sandwiched Between Writs of Enforcement

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: No Priority for a Matrimonial Property Certificate of Lis Pendens Sandwiched Between Writs of Enforcement Case Commented On: Singh v Mangat, 2016 ABQB 349 (CanLII) The issue in Singh v Mangat was one of priority: … Continue reading

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Flipping DBS: Finding Limits on Retroactive Child Support Variation

By: Kyle Gardiner PDF Version: Flipping DBS: Finding Limits on Retroactive Child Support Variation Case Commented On: CLW v SVW, 2016 ABQB 546, appeal filed. In 2006, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in the case of DBS v SRG, 2 … Continue reading

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