Category Archives: Family

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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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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