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Collaborative Law Options in Divorce


Although a divorce is a big transition, there are strategies for making the process smoother. One option is collaborative law. If the parties reach agreement in collaborative law negotiations, they can present their proposal to the court via a written agreement. Given that the typical divorce takes several months or much longer, collaborative law can be a way for parties who are willing to cooperate to save time and money.

Prenuptial Agreements Are Proactive for Your Marriage


Family law is designed to assist individuals at any age and through any life transition. Moreover, the law can be as proactive as parties are comfortable. For example, we have seen an increasing number of couples rely on the clarity of a prenuptial agreement when planning their marriage. This type of contract does not indicate a lack of confidence in a marriage, but rather, a proactive approach to the couple’s marital finances and estate planning.

Is a collaborative divorce a good fit?

Not every divorce involves contention and animosity that prevents two parties from ever seeing eye-to-eye. In fact, many divorcing couples work together to secure mutually agreeable solutions without ever having to go to court.

One way to do this is by seeking a collaborative divorce. However, this type of approach is not right for everyone. 

Uncovering hidden assets during a divorce

When two people divorce, they must fully and honestly disclose their assets and liabilities. This is necessary to ensure the division of property is fair.

Unfortunately, not everyone takes this responsibility of full disclosure seriously. In fact, some people intentionally try to skirt the rules by hiding or undervaluing assets. If you have concerns that your soon-to-be ex might be trying to shield property from division during your divorce, there are a few tips you might consider. 

What are the legal requirements to divorce in Alberta?

Getting divorced can involve more legal nuances than people expect; it's not as simple as signing a piece of paper and going your separate ways.

There are specific requirements to meet and steps to take before you can legally divorce in Alberta. Knowing what these are can help you plan accordingly. 

3 ways parents can make custody exchanges easier

When a child moves between divorced or separated parents, he or she can experience some sadness, guilt and stress, especially when the arrangement is in its early stages. Parents can also struggle with the emotional challenges of this complicated transition.

However, there are a few steps parents can take to make the experience and process of custody exchanges easier for their children and themselves.

Understand your legal options. Make informed decisions. Contact the family law lawyers of Henderson Heinrichs LLP


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