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Family Law and Divorce Lawyers Serving Calgary and Area

The team at SVR family law lawyers has a wealth of experience in all aspects of divorce and family matters.  We are able to tailor our approach to your individual situation as we understand that there is no “one size fits all” approach when you are dealing with families.

Whether you’re in a high-conflict divorce situation or an amicable separation, the family law lawyers at SVR will take the time to ensure that you understand what is happening in your family and to educate you about the law and potential outcomes that apply to your specific situation.  The ultimate decisions are yours to make but the divorce lawyers at SVR ensure that you have the information you need to make an informed decision.  Family law issues can be as unique as the people involved and we ensure that we have all of the necessary tools at our disposal to customize the process to fit your needs.

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Exclusive Possession of the Family Home in the Midst of a Pandemic

As the world continues to change as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, divorce and separated parents have faced unique concerns and challenges associated with co-parenting and ongoing parenting […]


New Case Law on Vaccinations and Children

This is a continuation of our December 10, 2020 post “Your Love is Like Bad Medicine” and we encourage you to review our last post on this issue before you […]


The Far Reaching Impacts of Parental Alienation

Family law lawyers must always consider the best interests of the child or children at the center of a parenting dispute, regardless of their client’s perspective.  Parental Alienation occurs when […]


Imputing Income for Child Support: A Fresh Test for Alberta

Generally, the starting point for determining Guideline income for child support purposes is a party’s total income as set out in their income tax return. However, section 19(1) of the […]


Supreme Court of Canada: Biological Connection is not the Only Factor When Assessing Child’s Best Interests

The Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) clarified the factors to be given inconsideration to when determining the parenting time arrangement that is in the best interests of children. In B.J.T. v. […]


Capital Gains and Child Support Calculations

The calculation of child support can be a complicated issue for divorcing parties and forms the basis of many family law conflicts. The provincial or Federal Child Support Guidelines serve […]


A Framework for Retroactive Child Support after Colucci

Retroactive child support is child support that was neither paid nor claimed when it was due. The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) recently issued a comprehensive decision (Colucci v Colucci, […]


When do I have to Increase my Child Support Payments?

As a payor of child support, it can sometimes be difficult to know when you should adjust your child support payments to reflect an increase in income. This can be […]


New Tort of Family Violence: How Will This Affect Survivors of Abuse?

In the recent case of Ahluwalia v. Ahluwalia, 2022 ONSC 1303, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice established the tort of family violence and created a new form of relief […]


Limitation Periods of Loans

While not strictly a family law consideration, this article considers limitation periods applicable to different types of loans. The limitation period in this context is the time in which a […]


How to Get the Most Out of Your First Meeting with a Lawyer

Separation and divorce can be a truly daunting experience filled with personal, financial, and legal uncertainty. Meeting with a lawyer soon after separation can help you to understand how relevant […]


No Money, Mo’ Problems; Family Property Division and Debt

It is not uncommon for parties to enter into a marriage or a common law relationship with individual debts in the form of mortgages, student loans, credit card debts, etc. […]