Category Archives: Family

Recent Developments in Domestic Violence Law and Policy in Alberta

By: Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: Recent Developments in Domestic Violence Law and Policy in Alberta Legislation and Report Commented On: Bill 2, An Act to Remove Barriers for Survivors of Sexual and Domestic Violence; Family Violence Death Review Committee Annual Report … Continue reading

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Capacity to Make and Revoke an Enduring Power of Attorney

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: Capacity to Make and Revoke an Enduring Power of Attorney Case Commented On: Pirie v Pirie, 2017 ABQB 104 (CanLII) The issue in this case was whether the applicant had the mental capacity in July 2016 … Continue reading

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Update: SCC Grants Appeal on ‘Prompt Return’ Mechanism of the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction

By: Rudiger Tscherning PDF Version: Update: SCC Grants Appeal on ‘Prompt Return’ Mechanism of the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction Case Commented On: Office of the Children’s Lawyer v John Paul Balev and Catherine-Rose Bagott, Supreme Court of Canada, Leave … Continue reading

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Granting a Vexatious Litigant’s Application for Leave to Appeal

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: Granting a Vexatious Litigant’s Application for Leave to Appeal Case Commented On: Belway v Lalande-Weber, 2017 ABCA 108 (CanLII) In the case law on vexatious litigation, it is occasionally noted that a vexatious litigant order … Continue reading

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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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