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Sep 17, 2020

Can I stipulate how my ex spends child support payments?

Imagine this not too uncommon scenario … You pay child support to your ex spouse. But, you are concerned about your ex’s spending habits. What can you do? Our family law lawyer, Darren Schmidt, explains the purpose of child support and how to best manage these types of scenarios..... READ MORE

Jun 17, 2020

Coming Through COVID-19 – Maybe a Marriage Contract is in Order?

All relationships are about expectations – including marriage. Even if your marriage is on the rocks, it may be possible to get things back on track. In Darren Schmidt's latest blog, he explains how a marriage contract may help. .... READ MORE

Apr 07, 2020

What is a Power of Attorney and Why Do I Need One?

Smart planning goes a long way and it can protect your wishes, your assets and the people you care for. Our Partner, Elise Allan, answers some of the most common questions asked about a Power of Attorney (POA)..... READ MORE

Mar 24, 2020

COVID-19, Child Support and Layoffs

When parents separate, their children are entitled to child support. The Child Support Guidelines set out how child support is determined. .... READ MORE

Mar 20, 2020

Impacts of COVID-19 on Parenting and Custody Matters

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented levels of uncertainty in all aspects of our lives, including in the operation of our courts..... READ MORE

Aug 02, 2019


Choosing the right person to be your Executor is very important for your Estate. .... READ MORE

Jul 12, 2019

Avoid Probate Fees

Tom Christensen, Q.C., explains unintended consequences in efforts to avoid probate fees..... READ MORE

Mar 02, 2016

Are You and Your Live-in Lover Common-Law Spouses Under the Law?

Family Law Blog written by Nixon Wenger Lawyer Kylie Walman .... READ MORE