• UNDERSTANDING SEPARATION AGREEMENTS

    Regardless whether you and your spouse agree to live separate and apart for a trial period, or whether you have plans for divorce, it’s important that you understand separation. Although you don’t need a court proceeding, agreement or acknowledgment to make your separation official, you should consult with a lawyer. An experienced family lawyer can […]

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  • HELPING CHILDREN COPE WITH STRESS

    Children, like adults, can struggle with stress. Overscheduling, tension within their families and going back to school are all stressors. Recognizing the signs of stress in your child is the first step to helping him or her cope. Once you’ve done that, you can better help your children manage stress. WHAT IS STRESS? Stress is […]

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  • Cohabitation agreements

    In a related post, we explained prenuptial agreements and how they determine division of property when a marriage dissolves. A prenuptial agreement addresses legally married couples’ matrimonial property, but what about couples who live together and aren’t married? If you’re in an unmarried relationship, you may want to consider a cohabitation agreement. What is a […]

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  • Prenuptial agreements

    A prenuptial agreement is a marriage contract between you and your intended spouse. Entered into before marriage, a prenup does not become enforceable until after you’re married. If you and your spouse ever separate or get divorced, your prenuptial agreement can change the way matrimonial property is divided. For some couples, a prenup offers peace […]

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  • Questions to ask your family lawyer

    The relationship you strike with your family lawyer centres on compatibility: you need to ensure that your working style and goals align. At Lift Legal, our relationships with clients are more than just a business transaction. We want to get to know you so that we can tailor our services to your unique needs. We’ve […]

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  • Heritage Day reading list for ages 11+

    For over 40 years, Heritage Day has celebrated Alberta’s ethnic diversity and vibrant culture. Our provincial heritage begins with Indigenous peoples and spans generations to include immigrants who call Alberta home. At Lift Legal, we’ve assembled the following list of age-appropriate books about multiculturalism, suitable for children 11 and older. Look to our companion articles […]

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  • Heritage Day reading list for ages 9–11

    For over 40 years, Heritage Day has celebrated Alberta’s ethnic diversity and vibrant culture. Our provincial heritage begins with Indigenous peoples and spans generations to include immigrants who call Alberta home. At Lift Legal, we’ve assembled the following list of age-appropriate books about multiculturalism, suitable for ages 9–11. Look to our companion articles for book […]

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  • Heritage Day reading list for ages 4–8

    For over 40 years, Heritage Day has celebrated Alberta’s ethnic diversity and vibrant culture. Our provincial heritage begins with Indigenous peoples and spans generations to include immigrants who call Alberta home. At Lift Legal, we’ve assembled the following list of age-appropriate books about multiculturalism, suitable for ages 4–8. Look to our companion articles for book […]

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  • Moving with your children

    During spring and summer, apartment vacancy rates are up, and there are a lot of homes on the market. With children out of school, it may seem like the best time to move. You need to think about arranging movers or renting a truck, paying necessary commissions and fees, and making necessary deposits. It’s a […]

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