When a divorce is anything but sudden

On behalf of Kirk Montoute Dawson LLP posted in Family Law on Friday, July 11, 2014. There are generally two camps when it comes to separations: those who have known the relationship was over for some time and those who are utterly surprised by the separation. Although those who are …

For some Canadians, divorce still carries a stigma

On behalf of Kirk Montoute Dawson LLP posted in Family Law on Thursday, June 19, 2014. The stigma of divorce has largely evaporated in Canada; however, it lingers, particularly within ethnic communities where the idea of divorce conflicts with long held social norms.  For Indo-Canadians, separation and divorce can still be …

Infidelity and the role it plays in divorce

On behalf of Kirk Montoute Dawson LLP posted in Family Law on Friday, April 25, 2014. It has been said that you shouldn’t stray from your relationship unless you are prepared to accept the consequences if you’re found out.  It really is no suprise to most people in Calgary that …

Prenuptial agreements prior to second marriages

On behalf of Kirk Montoute Dawson LLP posted in Family Law on Friday, April 11, 2014. It is not a surprise that many marriages in Canada fail. There is nothing wrong with a Calgary couple breaking up and divorcing when they realise they are not right for each other, and …

Divorced or separated senior Canadians on the rise

On behalf of Kirk Montoute Dawson LLP posted in Family Law on Thursday, March 6, 2014. Some people in Calgary may think that the increased rate of divorce is a relatively recent phenomenon and a reflection of the younger generation’s disregard for the importance of marriage. These people may be …