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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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From the blog


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 […]


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. […]


Emergency Protection Order Review Hearing Process and Test

Subsequent to our previous blog post on Emergency Protection Orders (“EPO”), CLICK HERE, the Alberta Court of Appeal came out with a decision explaining the test to obtain an EPO […]


Do I Need an Emergency Protection Order?

Emergency Protection Orders (“EPOs”) provide immediate protection for an individual experiencing “family violence”. Family violence includes physical abuse, threats, intimidation, forced confinement, sexual abuse, stalking and coercive or controlling behaviour. […]


Your Love is Like Bad Medicine: When Divorced Parents Disagree about Vaccinating their Children

As countries race to approve a vaccine for COVID-19, separated and divorced parents will be faced with the difficult decision of whether or not they will receive the vaccination for […]


Pandemic Co-Parenting: Back to School

We are currently eight months into the Covid-19 pandemic and parents continue to face new challenges with respect to parenting decisions. Parents are required to consider and implement parenting choices […]