Major Change on the Horizon: Family Property Act

McCuaig Desrochers LLP wants to alert you to upcoming amendments to the Matrimonial Property Act. These Amendments substantially change the property rights of people living in Alberta that are Married or in Common Law Couples. As of January 1, 2020, the Family Property Act will be in force in Alberta. How do these changes affect division of property at the end of a relationship? The most notable change is that Common Law Couples will be entitled to the same property

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Congratulations Patrick!

We are proud to announce that Patrick Coones has been Admitted to the Bar and welcome him as an Associate. To view Patrick’s bio please click here.

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Congratulations Travis!

We are proud to announce that Travis Yachimec has been Admitted to the Bar and welcome him as an Associate with the firm.  Please see Travis’s full bio here.

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Congratulations Student Legal Services of Edmonton!

On behalf of the rest of our firm, McCuaig Desrochers LLP’s former SLS coordinators and dayleaders congratulate Student Legal Services of Edmonton on its 50 years of service to the community. We are thankful for the opportunity to have been involved with Student Legal Services and its mission of providing access to justice to the low-income community and continue to recognize its role in not only creating passionate advocates for the low-income community during law school, but also in developing

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Congratulations Nathan!

McCuaig Desrochers LLP is pleased to announce that our very own Nathan Po has been awarded one of the 2019 Volunteer Recognition Awards in recognition of his significant contributions made to the CBA Immigration Law Section across the nation. http://www.cba.org/Sections/Immigration-Law/News/2019/VolunteerAward2019

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Congratulations, Allison Purdon

We are proud to announce that Allison Purdon has been Admitted to the Bar and welcome her as an Associate with the firm.  Allison completed her articles with the firm after clerking with the Court of Queen’s Bench in Edmonton.  Please see Allison’s full bio here.

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Holiday Office Closure

Please note that our offices will be closed as of 4:30 pm on Friday, December 21st 2018 for the winter holiday, and will reopen 8:30 am on Wednesday, January 2nd 2019.

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Changes Coming to Parent/Grandparent Sponsorships for the Beginning of 2019

Update: As of December 28, 2018, the Government has not yet announced the details of how they will accept online Expressions of Interest for parent/grandparent sponsorships and have also not indicated the date when they would start being accepted (other than saying that the program would open sometime in January 2019). At the end of August 2018, the Government of Canada announced that it would be making changes to its intake system for parent and grandparent sponsorship applications when the

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Frank Friesacher, President of CBA – Alberta Branch

We are proud to note that as of September 1, our colleague Frank Friesacher began serving as the President of the Canadian Bar Association – Alberta Branch for the 2018-2019 term. Frank will spend the next year maintaining his busy family law and estate litigation practice, while also working to better our profession through his leadership with CBA Alberta. The Canadian Bar Association is the leader and voice of Canada’s legal profession, promoting fair justice systems, facilitating effective law reform, upholding equality

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