Bluewater Mediation Blog

Calculating Child and Spousal Support

Child support is calculated according to the Child Support Guidelines which is a table that stipulates the amount of child support based on income  and the number of dependent children. Child support is normally adjusted annually with the most current income being used to make any appropriate adjustment to the support amount. As a guide to determining the amount of spousal support , the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines are used . These guidelines generate a range of spousal support … [Read More...]

Mediator’s Brief – Issue 1, February 2017

Malcolm Bennett is pleased to author a newsletter regarding family law and alternative dispute resolution, The Mediator’s Brief.  This issue highlights Private Case Management for Mediation and Arbitration and features an article by Louise Vandenbosch titled “Teaching Your Clients How to Make A BIFF® Response”. … [Read More...]

Visitation Rights for Grandparents Finally Enshrined in Legislation

On December 8, 2016 Bill 34, An Act to Amend the Children’s Law Reform Act with respect to the relationship between a child and the child’s grandparents received Royal assent. This means that the grandparent’s rights to visit with their grandchildren is now recognized in the legislation. Subsection 21(1) of the Act which sets out who may apply to a court for a child custody or access order is amended to make specific reference to grandparents. Furthermore sub-clause 24(2)(a)(i) of the Act is … [Read More...]