Family Lawyer in Edmonton
Life frequently has delicate family dynamics that can devastate a marriage or a common-law relationship and lead to divorce, child custody, and property division battles. It can be challenging to make life-impacting decisions when filled with stress and an overwhelming sense of grief. However, having a family lawyer in Edmonton on your side during this time is crucial to helping you understand your options and reach a conclusion that is best for you and all parties involved.
Sometimes Family Lawyers in Edmonton and other areas can become linked with Criminal Law matters. When that happens, you will find these matters easier to handle if you contact a lawyer who knows the law concerning family and criminal cases. So if you are going through a divorce, need help with other family legal issues, or need help with both family and criminal legal matters, seek counsel from Bob Kassian. He will fight to protect you, help you wade through the turmoil, and make informed decisions affecting your future.
Divorce in Edmonton
When dealing with a relationship break down with your spouse, whether you are married or cohabiting, you may be at a loss as to how to even start the process for getting your life back on track. Adding another level of complexity, is the fact that different laws may apply to your situation depending on whether you were married or not.
Bob Kassian will leverage his vast experience to professionally assist you in navigating through the process in your family law needs. When dealing with all that is involved with a divorce, you need an experienced lawyer who can provide advice on all those matters that go along with the collapse of a family relationship, including:
At Robert Kassian Law, we believe that family law disputes are best settled outside the courtroom. Having to go to court often becomes a very costly undertaking, and can add a great deal of time as opposed to collaborating and coming up with a negotiated settlement between all parties. We encourage you to set up a consultation with Mr Kassian to determine if we might be a good fit for your situation.
The Family Property Act
The Matrimonial Property Act was renamed the Family Property Act as of January 1, 2020. While the previous legislation, the Matrimonial Property Act, was imposed only on married couples, this new Act also applies to cases of unmarried couples who are ascertained to have been in a relationship of interdependence and separated after January 1, 2020. Previously, no particular legislation in Alberta dealt with the division of assets for unmarried couples. In cases of conflicts, judges would often combine entitlement to the property based on common law civil procedure and the application of precedent judgements. The new Family Property Act now codifies the law concerning common law property.
The new Act applies to you if you become a former Adult Interdependent Partner (AIP) after January 1, 2020.
Former AIPs may enter into an agreement on the division of property on their own. However, that agreement must comply with the formal demands of the new Act.
In order to satisfy the enforceability standards of the Family Property Act, it is necessary to engage a skilled legal practitioner to assist in this process in providing legal guidance.
Robert (Bob) Kassian is ready when you need someone to defend your interests.