Covid-19 and Divorce

As families across Canada cope with the changes to routine and daily life brought on by the spread of Covid-19, the challenges faced by divorced or separated couples are pronounced. In a recent National Post article, Josephine Wong, a Vancouver-based family lawyer, explores the impact that enforced social distancing and isolation will have on children in co-parenting arrangements, and on parents … Read More

EBL Family Law’s Response to Covid-19

EBL Family Law Response to Covid-19

At this time, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench and the Provincial Court of Alberta have released various notices outlining their response to Covid-19. As part of the response by the Courts, only certain matters classified as emergency or urgent are being heard by the Court of Queen’s Bench and the Provincial Court of Alberta. Numerous matters which had been … Read More

The Status of The Unified Family Court in Alberta

Family Court

To increase efficiency and reduce duplication of family law Court services, the creation of a unified family court has long been discussed. However, on  February 18, 2020, family lawyers were advised that the Alberta Government officially put this initiative on hold. Many family lawyers who attended the town halls held at the Court of Queen’s Bench in Edmonton and Calgary … Read More