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Valentines Day: Candy, flowers, diamonds… and contracts

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This article is by Nora Rock, corporate writer/policy analyst at LAWPRO. Valentine’s Day is a favourite for marriage proposals, but here at AvoidAClaim, we’re in the business of asking the question “what could go wrong?” Please forgive us for pointing out that while February may be all hearts and flowers, January is the most popular… Read More »

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LAWPRO Magazine archives: Meet the New Family Law Lawyer

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The introduction this past January [of 2005] of new spousal support guidelines has put the spotlight on family law practice. To put the impact of the guidelines in context – and to better understand the pressures of family law practice today – LAWPRO Magazine this spring convened a panel of family law practitioners from across… Read More »

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Amendments to the Federal Child Support Guidelines (New child support tables)

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The Department of Justice just announced that the Federal Child Support Guidelines (Federal Guidelines) have been amended to update the Federal Child Support Tables (Federal Tables) used to determine child support amounts. These amendments will come into force on December 31, 2011. The 2006 Federal Tables must still be used to determine child support owed… Read More »

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Solicitor Negligent in Collaborative Family Law Settlement

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In Webb v. Birkett, 2011 ABCA 13, the Alberta Court of Appeal held that the defendant solicitor Birkett was negligent in representing the plaintiff Webb in a collaborative family law settlement. The Alberta Court of Appeal held that CFL practitioners must meet the same standard of care required of other family law practitioners — including… Read More »

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Tips For Presenting Spousal Support Claims

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The OBA has graciously allowed Avoid a Claim to reproduce an excellent tip sheet by The Hon. Justice Stanley Scherr for presenting spousal support claims. It was previously published in Matrimonial Affairs, the newsletter of the Ontario Bar Association family law section. Always come with the Spousal Support Advisory Guideline (SSAG) software calculations for any… Read More »

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