Catherine Regier

September 16, 2015

Preventing An Earthquake: What to do when the Farm or Ranch Family Divorces

One of the challenging circumstances that we often see in the practice of family law in the Medicine Hat area is dealing with farm and ranch families going through divorces. In addition to all of the issues of parenting, income […]
March 17, 2015

Wyatt v. Vince: What would happen in Alberta?

On Friday, March 13, the Medicine Hat News reported on the recent British case of Kathleen Wyatt and Dale Vince. This report was likely the cause of fear for every person in Alberta who has been divorced, but has never […]
September 15, 2014

Child Support for a Post-Secondary Student

Many people who pay child support do not realize that their obligation to support their children may continue after the child has reached the age of majority, in some situations. One of those situations is where the child is still […]
April 1, 2014

Shhh…can you keep a secret?

People who are getting divorced often believe that it is in their best interests to try to keep secrets about the existence of or the true nature of assets from their spouse.  What those people do not understand is that […]
March 27, 2014

His, Hers and Ours – How to Divide your Stuff on Divorce

When a couple separates in Medicine Hat, one of the issues that they must deal with is how to divide the property they obtained while they were married.  The legislation which governs the division of property for married people in […]
March 15, 2013

The Myth of the Common Law Marriage

As a family lawyer, I have sometimes had to explain to my very surprised client that she is not, indeed, married to the person that she has believed was her husband, sometimes for a number of years.  This client understands […]
April 21, 2012

Should they stay or should they go?

One of the more difficult situations that separated or divorced parents sometimes face is when one of the parents decides that they must move away from the city of Medicine Hat and proposes to take the children with them.  The […]
November 19, 2011

Independent Legal Advice on Matrimonial Property Contracts

Clients often ask me as a family law lawyer to help them get agreements they have made themselves, formalized and signed. Sometimes these clients ask me to draft a Contract showing the agreement they have reached. Sometimes these clients have […]
May 20, 2011

Rights and Responsibilities of a Legal Guardian

Becoming a guardian of a child comes with a series of rights and responsibilities that are very significant in the life of the child.  Where there is more than one guardian, the Family Law Act, the legislation in Alberta that […]
April 25, 2011

Who is a Guardian?

Family lawyers often receive phone calls from grandparents or aunts and uncles who tell us that they are providing a significant amount of care for grandchildren or nieces and nephews. Often, they are providing many meals, driving children to and […]