PRACTICE AREA: Family

Husband could not benefit from provisions of Pension Benefits Act to protect his compensation arrangement from garnishment

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Wetsch v. Kuski (2017), 2017 SKCA 77, 2017 CarswellSask 483 (Sask. C.A.)

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Motion judge held that to allow husband to accept clauses that financially benefitted him and require wife to litigate all other clauses would be blatantly unfair

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S. (S.K.) v. B. (T.L.) (2017), 2017 CarswellBC 1245, 2017 BCPC 134 (B.C. Prov. Ct.)

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Father was aware that expenses were being incurred and was prepared to accept certain expenses but made no payment

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Mohammadi v. Safari (2017), 2017 ONSC 4696, 2017 CarswellOnt 12389 (Ont. S.C.J.)

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Forcing daughter to attend program did not protect daughter’s psychological and emotional safety, security and well-being

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Husband’s loss of his permanent employment and his inability to find new permanent employment that paid amount approaching his prior income over past three years constituted material change in circumstances sufficient to vary quantum of spousal support

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Phrase of the Week | Family Debt

L. (K.A.) v. L. (K.J.) (2017), 2017 BCSC 651, 2017 CarswellBC 1064 (B.C. S.C.)

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Digest of the Week | Failure to Pay Interim Support

Husband’s action in failing to pay interim child and spousal support and in not pursuing or perfecting appeal on timely basis disentitled him from continuing with appeal

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Enhanced Text and Annotations Library

The enhanced Text and Annotations Library is coming soon in September on WestlawNext Canada.

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Sample Family Legal Memo | Ordinarily Resident

How is the term “ordinarily resident” interpreted with respect to the Divorce Act?

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