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New Residential Anti-Flipping Rules Implemented By Federal Government

The Federal government’s new anti-flipping tax rules were passed into law on December 15, 2022 when Bill C-32 received Royal Assent and was legislated as the Fall Economic Statement Implementation Act, 2022.  These rules have essentially increased the cost of house flipping in Canada.   Under the Act, a “flipped property” means “a housing unit of […]

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The Prohibition on the Purchase of Residential Property by Non-Canadians Act

The Prohibition on the Purchase of Residential Property by Non-Canadians Act (the “Act“) and the Prohibition on the Purchase of Residential Property by Non-Canadians Regulations (the “Regulations”) (collectively, the “Legislation”) came into force on January 1, 2023 and affect contracts for the purchase of residential property entered into after this date. The Act prohibits non-Canadians […]

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What Happens If Your Spouse Refuses to Sign a Separation Agreement in Alberta?

A close up view of a separation agreement to be signed by a married couple who have decided to separate.

Most people believe that if they’re married and want to end their marriage, divorce is the easy solution. While this is true for the majority of married couples, the solution may not be so straightforward. Separation or annulment are alternatives to divorce. If you and your spouse are separating, you must have a signed separation […]

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Do You Need a Separation Agreement Before Divorce?

A woman's right hand is holding a black pen and signing a separation agreement on the table with a gavel and wedding rings on the side. There is a woman in a gray-colored long-sleeve shirt and a man in a white collared shirt that is sitting beside each other at the opposite side of the table.

Divorce is a difficult time for everyone involved. And, your family lawyer can help alleviate the stress that often comes along with divorce. The divorce process includes many different steps—and understanding them can be challenging. Let’s explore if you need a separation agreement before filing for divorce and how the process works.  What Is a […]

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