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Bird’s Nest Shared Child Parenting

Bird’s Nest Shared Child Parenting lawyers help parents and their children move forward after separation in a unique way. A “nesting” co-parenting arrangement is one that is uniquely child-centered. Rather than the children having to adapt to the parents’ needs and living in two separate dwellings, they remain in the family home and the parents […]

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Shared Custody Child Support Household Income

Shared custody child support household income cases involve comparing the household incomes of both spouses to decide fair child support. Some Shared Custody Child Support Household Income cases involve equalizing the net disposable income in both homes so one home is not a “have” home and the other a “have not” home in a financial […]

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Calgary Vancouver Spousal Support Exceptions

Calgary Vancouver Spousal Support Exceptions lawyers deal with special circumstances where a departure from the application of the federal Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines may occur. Our 5-time award-winning  “Top Vancouver Family Law Firm” lawyers often see mistakes made by parties or lawyers unfamiliar with these exceptions. Peter Graburn one of our senior family lawyers has […]

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Spousal Support SSAG Factors

What are the Spousal Support SSAG Factors that courts and top Vancouver and Calgary family lawyers use to decide proper spousal support amounts? How long Vancouver spousal support or spousal alimony is paid is also affected by the SSAG. MacLean Law has set records for the highest combined spousal and child support awards. Our firm […]

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Who Keeps the Family Pet After a Breakup?

Who Keeps the Family Pet After a Breakup? Our top-rated Vancouver and Calgary family lawyers get asked this question a lot. Our Vancouver and Calgary pet custody lawyers help you understand how pets are treated by courts on the relationship breakdown. Brianne Beckie of our Calgary office explains how judges deal with pets and she […]

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Calgary Common Law Marriage Property Rights

New Calgary Common Law Marriage Property Rights December 1, 2019 update. Significant changes to the rights common-law couples have to the division of common Calgary family property on separation are about to take effect in Alberta. Many common-law couples in Alberta are under the mistaken idea that they currently have the same rights to property […]

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Calgary Stay Of Support Enforcement

Calgary Stay Of Support Enforcement applications can be brought by a spouse who was ordered to pay spousal support or Calgary child support.  Aside from dealing with parenting of children and the division of their common property, separating couples (whether married or common-law) also have to deal with their on-going financial responsibilities to their children […]

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Surrey Vancouver Guideline Support Income

Surrey Vancouver Guideline Support Income disputes involve a careful analysis of different forms of income and their tax consequences in properly calculating child and spousal support. Surrey Vancouver Guideline Support Income disagreements also require an analysis in cases involving businesses, partnerships and professional practices of whether that source of income is available to a parent […]

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Working With Your Family Law Team

Our Working With Your Family Law Team Tips are designed to help you and the top family lawyers at MacLean Law create a synergy that effectively and successfully helps your resolve your family law matter. Top family lawyers know having top family paralegals and administrative professionals on the legal team lead to quality legal services […]

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Calgary Child Support Special Expenses

Calgary Child support special expenses disputes deal with the necessity and reasonableness of Calgary child support special expenses and extraordinary expenses. But how are Calgary child support special expenses classified and shared between separated parents? In today’s blog, senior Calgary child support lawyer Peter Graburn of MacLean Law’s Calgary Headquarters explains the rules for how […]

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