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The typical path of the Albertan Separation/Divorce Legal Process

A handout which can assist spouses to understand the court process, as well as the alternatives to court, and potential court process that they can avoid by settling outside of court. Let me know if I missed anything significant.

I provide a number of handouts to clients at the first meeting, this is one of them.

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Jul 31stKen Proudman of Miller Boileau Family Law Group (Alberta)2 Comments

Client Handout: Maintaining Proper Business Records And Other Business Practices

This can be handed out to clients and bookkeepers to help them to keep their business's affairs in order in light of the disclosure requirements set out in the Cunningham and Sweezey decisions.

The title is cheesy, but I hope that it will make clients more likely to actually read it.

Will be presented along with other materials at LESA's Business Issues in Family Law Matters seminar which I am co-chairing and speaking at in Calgary on January 17, 2018, and ... [Read More]

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Jan 15thKen Proudman of Miller Boileau Family Law Group (Alberta)0 Comments

Letter to clients confirming Independent Legal Advice (ILA remarks)

For use in conjunction with the ILA Checklist.

After reviewing an Agreement and using my checklist, I then edit and trim down this letter as appropriate to confirm some of the more important points.

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Apr 20, 2017Ken Proudman of Miller Boileau Family Law Group (Alberta)0 Comments

Client's Guide to Four-way Meetings

I hand this to my clients before four-way meetings. It's short enough that most seem to read it. It helps to get them into the right state of mind, know what to expect, lessen the probability of derailing the meeting, and get the most out of the meeting.

I still discuss the meeting with them in advance though, to confirm the agenda, discuss new developments, and confirm their position (to an extent, sometimes it's better if they don't have a firm position).

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Apr 20, 2017Ken Proudman of Miller Boileau Family Law Group (Alberta)0 Comments

Steps clients can take to minimize their legal bills

I hand this out to clients at the first meeting. It's meant to help them be more efficient.

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Apr 20, 2017Ken Proudman of Miller Boileau Family Law Group (Alberta)0 Comments

Practical Suggestions in Parenting Disputes for Separated Parents

This handout was first distributed at LESA's Family Law 25 seminar on March 3 and 8, 2016.

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Apr 17, 2017Ken Proudman of Miller Boileau Family Law Group (Alberta)0 Comments

Client's Guide to Court

Edit or delete the last page if you're not based around Edmonton.

If you edit a version for another judicial centre, please post the edited version in the comments, so that others may benefit from it.

This precedent was first presented at LESA's Family Law: Chambers Advocacy and Practice Pointers seminar on April 21, 2017.

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Apr 17, 2017Ken Proudman of Miller Boileau Family Law Group (Alberta)0 Comments

Business Expense Disclosure Statement (instructions and examples)

Based on paragraph 48 of Sweezey v Sweezey, 2016 ABQB 131. Although Cunningham v Seveny, 2017 ABCA 4 thereafter changed the law, at least one decision, Zdyb v Zdyb, 2017 ABQB 44, has adopted the Sweezey framework, less the requirement to exchange all supporting documentation.

Important: this download is to be used in conjunction with the blank worksheet.

This precedent was first handed out at a CBA Family Section meeting (with Micia Kawulka presenting on the topic of business expenses) on February 9, 2017.

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Apr 17, 2017Ken Proudman of Miller Boileau Family Law Group (Alberta)0 Comments

Business Expense Disclosure Statement (blank)

Based on paragraph 48 of Sweezey v Sweezey, 2016 ABQB 131. Although Cunningham v Seveny, 2017 ABCA 4 thereafter changed the law, at least one decision, Zdyb v Zdyb, 2017 ABQB 44, has adopted the Sweezey framework, less the requirement to exchange all supporting documentation.

Important: this download is to be used in conjunction with the Instruction sheet.

This precedent was first presented at LESA's Family Law: Chambers Advocacy and Practice Pointers seminar on April 21, 2017.

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Apr 17, 2017Ken Proudman of Miller Boileau Family Law Group (Alberta)0 Comments

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