Lloyd-Martinez v Martinez, 2021 ABCA 13

It is rare that the Court of Appeal grants a stay of enforcement of a lower court order and this is one of those rare cases. In the recent Alberta Court of Appeal decision, Lloyd-Martinez v Martinez, 2021 ABCA 13, the Court considered the appellant Mother’s request to stay the parenting schedule ordered in caseContinue reading “Lloyd-Martinez v Martinez, 2021 ABCA 13”

Parental Alienation? Case Summary – Glegg v Glass, 2020 ONCA 883

Parental alienation occurs when one parent inappropriately attempts to negatively influence a child(ren) against the other parent. In some instances, this can lead to the child refusing to visit or have a relationship with the other parent. In the recent case Glegg v Glass, 2020 ONCA 833. The appellant Father alleged that the Mother alienatedContinue reading “Parental Alienation? Case Summary – Glegg v Glass, 2020 ONCA 883”

Partnership Announcement with Zelos Capital Ltd.

Looking to grow your asset base? Zelos Capital Ltd.’s comprehensive financial plans are key to wealth management success. We are excited to share the benefits of this new partnership with our clients, such as free, fully customized cash flow forecasts from Zelos Capital Ltd. to assist clients with their financial planning needs. Family Law SolutionsContinue reading “Partnership Announcement with Zelos Capital Ltd.”

Postans v Davidson, 2021 ABQB 30

In Postans v Davidson, 2021 ABQB 30, the Honourable Madam Justice Grosse considered a constructive trust claim and imposed an aggressive remedy over a portion of the Defendant’s pension that was acquired during the relationship. The unravelling of common-law parties pre-cohabitation assets and sharing continues to be a very difficult area to advise clients. ForContinue reading “Postans v Davidson, 2021 ABQB 30”

Plese v Herjavec, 2020 ONCA 810

The recent case Please v Herjavec, 2020 ONCA 810, raises the bar for the benchmark for spousal support in Canada. The Ontario Court of Appeal considered the parties 24-year marriage and found that spousal support must bear some resemblance to the standard of living during the marriage, however luxurious it may have been. Even thoughContinue reading “Plese v Herjavec, 2020 ONCA 810”

Sorensen v Sorensen, 2020 ABQB 737

Important case out of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, Sorensen v Sorensen, 2020 ABQB 737. The parties were married for almost 35 years. The majority of the issues had been resolved prior to trial, and the Wife received a $2.2 million lump sum payment in the property settlement. The point at issue inContinue reading “Sorensen v Sorensen, 2020 ABQB 737”

Coles v Coles, 2020 NSSC 200

In the recent Supreme Court case out of Nova Scotia, Coles v Coles, 2020 NSSC 200, due to a material change in circumstance, the Husband sought to vary his monthly spousal support payments and his obligation to maintain a $600,000 life insurance policy. Although a material change was found and support was reduced, the lifeContinue reading “Coles v Coles, 2020 NSSC 200”

Matrimonial Property Exemptions & Onus of Proof

In the recent case, Rehman v Sadouzai, 2020 ABQB 623, the Plaintiff sought an exemption for a higher amount of the documented sale proceeds, which he claimed was exempt family property in Pakistan. The evidence submitted was deemed to be insufficient and conflicting. This finding is important as it confirms the law that, on theContinue reading “Matrimonial Property Exemptions & Onus of Proof”