Family Law

June 20, 2014

Is equal parenting usually best after separation and divorce?

When parents separate, how much time and how involved should each parent be with the children? This is a challenging area for parents, lawyers, mediators, counselors, and judges to deal with because the parents’ wants and needs are sometimes different […]
October 15, 2014

When Fair is not Equal

When you are involved in succession planning, and you have more than one child, your estate planning goals may include how will you treat your children both fairly and equally. When your children were younger, you tried to be fair […]
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 […]
May 19, 2015

The Breakup Earthquake

When a couple breaks up, it sends shockwaves through a family. We call this the breakup earthquake. Depending on its seismic force, anger, sadness and confusion can rumble through a family. At the very least, the breakup earthquake weakens family […]
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, 2016

Changing Child Support

It seems as though every week in Alberta brings additional negative economic news. Almost all of us know a friend or relative who has been laid off, or whose hours or wages have been cut back, or who have had […]
April 13, 2016

Avoiding the Breakup Earthquake of Divorce

Janis Pritchard was interviewed for an article about Collaborative Divorce and Mediation by Mike Fisher. The article was just published by Apple Magazine. You can click here to read the article in Apple Magazine, or read the article below. By […]
May 21, 2016

Top 10 Tips for Getting Through the Breakup Earthquake

When a couple breaks up it sends shockwaves through their family. Families can avoid and calm the shockwaves of the breakup earthquake in many ways. Here are some tips: Manage your emotions. Talking about unresolved problems can be emotionally upsetting. […]
September 15, 2016

Do you have the right to know what’s happening at school?

Children all across Medicine Hat returned to school earlier this month, including children from both intact and separated or divorced families.  If you are a parent who disagrees with your child’s other parent about parenting, child support and extracurricular activities, […]
October 14, 2016

Top 10 reasons to get legal advice about your risks if you are planning to separate or are separated from your spouse

2016 10 12 JP MH News Article   Top 10 reasons to get legal advice about your risks if you are planning to separate or are separated from your spouse: You and your co-parent may have different perspectives about what […]