Supreme Court commissions family law overhaul

National Post: April 3, 2013: Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin has commissioned a report aimed at overhauling Canada’s family-law system. Its recommendations, which will be officially released later in April 2013, reportedly include strategies for streamlining the legal process, encouraging mediation and reducing litigation. The number of self-representing litigants in family-law cases has climbed […]

Does mediation provide for better divorce agreements?

Both lawyers and mediators are capable of assisting couples to work out the details of their divorce. The difference between the lawyers and mediators is the approach to negotiations. Lawyers are trained in an adversarial process to get the best deal they can for their clients. This is a good thing. The downside however is […]

Divorce Over the Holidays

Edmonton Divorce Lawyers see a spike in demand near Christmas. For many families, the stress of the holidays brings to light the difference between what couples thought their marriage would be and the stark reality of two people just living together – but not in a loving relationship. This stress comes out in different ways, […]