The courtroom can be a daunting place to be and in today’s complicated world nothing remains simple. An experienced lawyer can minimize unnecessary financial and emotional costs of the transition from being joint partners to separated partners. We give reasonable counsel to couples going through a divorce, The Art & Science of Dispute Resolution can assist with drafting separation agreements for clients in Sherwood Park and surrounding areas. Karim Mawani helps those couples and families reach workable settlements that are focused on the future.
Divorce in Canada is regulated by the Divorce Act (Federal Law). A judge signs the divorce after you have lived "separate and apart" for one year. Your divorce judgement will deal with parenting, child and spousal support arrangements. The divorce takes effect 30 days after a Justice of the Court of Queens Bench signs the divorce. Remember that although you need to wait a year after separation to apply for the divorce, all other arrangements can be worked on and finalized in the meantime.
The Matrimonial Property Act (Alberta law), distributes all assets, debts (that were accumulated during the marriage) and exemptions (the value of things that you still possess and you had at the beginning of your marriage). The right legal team can provide you with not just legal advice but can help you make the right financial and legal decisions. Benefit from our experience and knowledge gained from successfully handling a variety of divorce cases for over 25 years. Contact us today.