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Parenting After an Emergency Protection Order

Parenting After an Emergency Protection Order

With the implementation of the Protection Against Family Violence Act in Alberta, Emergency Protection Orders (“EPO’s”) have unfortunately become all too common in the family law world. Often, clients come to MD Law Group after an EPO has been granted against them and they are distraught because they are no longer able to see their child(ren).
Divorced with Children: What to Do During Summer Break?

Divorced with Children: What to Do During Summer Break?

hen it comes to planning for the summer, divorced parents must become creative and consider each parent's situation. One strategy is to alternate weeks between both parents, allowing kids to spend equal amounts of time with each during summer break. This could mean that one parent gets their week when the other has work or other commitments they need to attend to.
Family Mediation And The The Division Of Assets

Family Mediation And The The Division Of Assets

Another important question to consider is how the division of assets will be handled. In many cases, couples can agree on who gets what without too much difficulty, but it's not always easy! Even small items like furniture and appliances can cause a great deal of dispute between parties during a divorce.
Effects of Divorce on School Aged Children

Effects of Divorce on School Aged Children

This is just one of the many examples of how divorce affects children. Children who experience parental divorce go through a range of emotions such as sadness, disappointment, confusion, and fear. They can also feel isolated, insecure, and angry. Divorce can have a significant psychological impact on kids that often carries over into adulthood.
What Is The Safe Roads Initiative In Alberta

What Is The Safe Roads Initiative In Alberta

The SafeRoads initiative is one of the most significant changes to Alberta’s impaired driving laws since the introduction of ‘check stops’ in 2000. As part of its responsibilities, SafeRoads has the power to issue administrative penalties rather than prosecuting impaired driving offenses through criminal courts.
Fresh Evidence Through A Private Investigator

Fresh Evidence Through A Private Investigator

Fresh evidence on appeal, as it suggests, implies new evidence that was not brought before the trial court. Consequently, the applicant seeks to use it at the appeal court. Appeals are generally decided based on the records from the court below and the arguments of counsel, not new trial.
How Do I Qualify For Spousal Support?

How Do I Qualify For Spousal Support?

Normally when married people decide they no longer want to be married, there are so many different factors that need to be considered. One of them is spousal support.
How Do I communicate respectfully With My Ex After Divorce?

How Do I communicate respectfully With My Ex After Divorce?

It is hard to think about having to not only navigate a divorce but also continue to work on parenting with your former spouse. It can feel like an uphill battle, and it can be especially difficult when you are running around juggling your children's various activities.
How Can I Strengthen My Marriage and Avoid Divorce?

How Can I Strengthen My Marriage and Avoid Divorce?

Nobody likes to think about the possibility of a divorce, especially when there are children involved. Unfortunately, sometimes it is the only way forward for couples who no longer share compatible goals and values. It is important to remember that ending an unhappy marriage does not mean failure
How Does Divorce Mediation Put My Children’s Best Interest First?

How Does Divorce Mediation Put My Children’s Best Interest First?

Divorce can be an emotionally draining process and one that can leave lasting repercussions in the lives of children. It is imperative to ensure that the best interests of any involved children are considered above all else when navigating a divorce. This means placing their emotional needs first and understanding how they may be affected by the proceedings.
How Do I Help My Child Adjust After Divorce?

How Do I Help My Child Adjust After Divorce?

Now is the time to focus on your children's needs and adjust to new roles. It's important to remind them that the divorce was not their fault and that you both still love them. Having a flexible parenting plan in place can help create stability for your kids, so make sure you discuss expectations with your ex about how each of you will handle different situations.
What Should I Consider While Going Through A Divorce?

What Should I Consider While Going Through A Divorce?

A divorce entails the breakdown of a marriage with no possibility of reconciliation, where spouses have lived separate and apart for at least one year; a spouse has committed adultery, or a spouse has been treated with physical or mental cruelty of such a kind as to render intolerable the continued cohabitation of the spouses.
How To Manage Changing Relationships During The Holidays?

How To Manage Changing Relationships During The Holidays?

Making decisions about how to spend Christmas Day with your children may be among the most difficult conversations you’ll have during this divorce. This is not only because you disagree on what would be best for them, but also because of the emotions that come from having a strained relationship at such an important time of year.
How To Support Friends And Family Through A Divorce?

How To Support Friends And Family Through A Divorce?

Your friend or family member is likely dealing with a range of emotions, from anger and sadness to confusion and guilt. Reaching out and showing your support can help them feel seen and heard during this difficult time.
How To Tell Your Children About Your Separation?

How To Tell Your Children About Your Separation?

When talking about separation with your children, make sure, to be honest, but gentle. Explain what has happened without going into too much detail. Keep in mind that children may never fully understand why this had to happen and they may need help processing their emotions and questions surrounding the situation.
What Is Constructive Dismissal?

What Is Constructive Dismissal?

Constructive dismissal occurs when the employer begins pushing the employee out of the door by breaching the terms of the contract. A reduction in pay, a demotion, changing your job location, or harassment and bullying, are all examples of conduct that show an express intention by the employer to force you, the employee, to quit.
Going Through A Divorce In Alberta?

Going Through A Divorce In Alberta?

A most common question from clients when dealing with a divorce is, “what is the first thing I need to think about?” My question in response is, “do you have children?” If yes, children always come first. If not, we move on to discuss other things that you should consider
What is Considered Excessive Force?

What is Considered Excessive Force?

Section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees that everyone in Canada has “the right to life, liberty, and security of the person, and the right to not be deprived of those things except in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice.”
Freedom of religion versus Covid 19 restrictions

Freedom of religion versus Covid 19 restrictions

On February 7 Mr. Coates was arrested and charged for holding church services over the capacity limits set by the Alberta government. This marked his officially entry into the criminal justice system. When a person is arrested and charged, a decision must be made about what restrictions should be imposed until the charges are resolved.
Entrapment after Ahmad

Entrapment after Ahmad

The Supreme Court of Canada released their decision on the case of R v Ahmad on May 29, 2020. The case upheld and crystalized the existing legal test and clarified some issues about how the test is to be used in dial-a-dope operations.
How to Defend Yourself Against Uttering Threats Charges in Edmonton

How to Defend Yourself Against Uttering Threats Charges in Edmonton

Many people are shocked when they are charged with uttering threats by the police, but in Canada, uttering threats is a criminal offense that can result in a criminal record and even a maximum five-year jail sentence.
What does it mean to be Not Criminally Responsible due to Mental Disorder

What does it mean to be Not Criminally Responsible due to Mental Disorder

Each year approximately 20% of Canadians experience a mental health problem or illness and by age 40 half of Canadians will have or have had a mental illness. What happens when a person suffering from a mental illness is incapable of controlling their actions and commits a crime?
Parole and Absences from Prison

Parole and Absences from Prison

Paul Bernardo, infamous serial killer, and rapist was recently denied for parole again for the second time in three years. Despite being handed a life sentence in 1993 he has been eligible to apply for parole in one form or another since 2008.

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