• Keep Safe This Halloween

    Halloween is one of the most anticipated nights of the year, and it’s not hard to imagine why. It’s a night where children don costumes of their favourite horror villains or superheroes, call out “Trick-or-Treat”, and collect all the candy they want. However, with all of the excitement, it is important to be cautious. Here […]

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  • Signs of Parental Alienation

    Depending on their age, children of divorce may feel confused as to why their parents are no longer together. Unless there are extenuating circumstances which would cause harm to the children, then it’s important for them to maintain healthy relationships with both parents. Unfortunately, not all children are shielded from their parents’ conflicts and are […]

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  • Fall activities for families

    The crunch of crisp leaves under our feet… The signature smells of ginger, allspice, cloves and cinnamon… Rich colours everywhere… Flavours such as apple, pumpkin and cranberry… Autumn is a wonderful season, full of fun, festive sensory experiences. Why not explore a few of these fall activities with your children? Throw a themed backyard party […]

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  • Back to school and special expenses

    As their children head back to school this fall, parents may wonder about the costs of their kiddos’ education and extracurricular activities. Such expenses, known in family law as special and extraordinary expenses, go beyond the normal expenses incurred when raising a child. Child support includes special expenses. The courts determine who should pay, and […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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