How binding is the standard clause in a settlement contract, a.k.a. minutes of settlement, that requires the parties to attempt mediation or a 4x negotiation meeting before being allowed to bring a court application?
Most individuals who have recently wed realize this will change their income tax status, but common law couples often fail to realize they may also be considered married by the Tax Man.
As William Shakespeare once wrote “The course of true love never did run smooth.” What happens when relationships turn sour and questions arise about property that a couple may have acquired together prior to marriage or given as gifts to one another?
When a couple breaks up, it sends shockwaves through a family. Depending on the seismic force of this breakup, anger, sadness, confusion and conflict reverberate through the family.
Experiences shape our brains. A landmark American study in the 1990s found that the more adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) a person has, the higher the risk later in life of health and social problems.
Divorce touches thousands of people each year, especially in Alberta, where the divorce rate of 46 per cent is five percentage points higher than the national average.
When Mount Royal University professor Christine Giancarlo, a PhD in human services, began to study the phenomenon of parents alienated from their children, she had no difficulty finding research subjects.
People with personality disorders thrive in courtroom litigation; they are high-conflict personalities (HCPs) and are sometimes called “litigation junkies” by judges.