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Can I Empty My Bank Account Before an Edmonton Divorce?

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | May 16, 2021

It’s natural to want to protect yourself during a divorce. Fears about whether you’ll have access to your money are common. Fears that you won’t have enough money to live on are also common. It’s also quite normal to get angry enough to want to ensure your spouse doesn’t see “one red hot cent.” Yet…

E-Scooter Liability in Calgary, Alberta

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | May 11, 2021

According to Alberta Health Services, one person is seriously injured and admitted to the hospital per 100,000 e-scooter rides. Though e-scooters aren’t the first thing most people think of when they think of personal injury cases, they can still create them. Here’s what you need to know about e-scooter liability. What kinds of personal injury…

What Happens if You Lose Your Calgary, Alberta Personal Injury Case?

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | May 5, 2021

While most personal injury cases come to some sort of successful conclusion, the truth is not all cases are going to be successful. What happens if yours doesn’t work out the way you’d like it to? Here’s what you need to know. You’ll be responsible for paying your own costs. Your hospital bills and other…

Parenting Plans -The New Reality in Manitoba

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | May 3, 2021

Why do I need a Parenting Plan? Family Law has undergone recent changes in Manitoba, one of the most important of which is the requirement of a Parenting Plan . In finalizing their separations or divorces, parents are now required to prepare a parenting plan. That Parenting Agreement will provide the framework for fill_your dealings…

Can My Child Choose Which Parent to Live With?

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | January 12, 2021

One question that comes up again and again in custody cases is whether or not children have any say in which parent they live with. This is a highly misunderstood topic in family law, and one that is riddled with a great deal of misinformation.   Here’s what you need to know about the way…

Firing Employees on Disability

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | December 22, 2020

For employees, seeking to qualify for long term disability, they face the problem that insurance companies likely spend as much money fighting not to pay benefits as they spend on benefits. Most insurance policies require that the employee prove that he or she cannot perform the substantial duties of the employment. That in most policies…

How Does Adultery Impact My Divorce Case?

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | December 20, 2020

Adultery impacts divorce cases far less than most people think. While it’s natural to assume that you should get “more” out of the divorce because the other spouse “wronged” you, the truth is that the courts are not particularly concerned with who caused the breakdown of the marriage. Legally, both parties are assumed to be…

How To Take Useful Photos of Your Alberta Car Accident Scene

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | December 10, 2020

One piece of advice you hear again and again is to take photos after you’ve been in a car accident. They can be vital pieces of evidence in any personal injury case, because they back up your claims about the extent of the damage and the severity of the accident. You don’t have to be…

What Happens if the Other Driver Died in My Alberta Car Accident?

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | November 2, 2020

Car accidents are extremely unpredictable. Fault is no determinant of how much a person gets hurt or whether they die. Fault only determines liability. The initial declaration of fault is usually made by the police officer at the scene, but your lawyer can also make an argument for the assignment of fault, and that assessment…

How to Make a Parenting Plan that Works

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | October 25, 2020

Unless one parent is proven to be a danger to their child, judges in Canada prefer something close to 50/50 custody and access arrangements. This isn’t possible for all families, but it is true that the children of divorce do better when they are able to have a relationship with both of their parents. Making…

5 Questions an Alberta Personal Injury Lawyer May Ask During the Initial Consultation

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | October 10, 2020

Nervous about your free consultation? Wondering what to expect?  Believe it or not, your initial consultation with an Alberta personal injury lawyer will be a fairly straightforward affair. Here are some of the questions you can expect us to ask you.  #1) What happened, and when did it happen?  In Alberta you have 2 years…

Do I Have Grounds for a Personal Injury Claim in Alberta?

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | September 30, 2020

Many of our clients and potential clients worry they don’t have grounds for a personal injury case.  We encourage people to avoid guesswork: the only real way to know whether you have a “good” or “winnable” case is to consult with a personal injury lawyer. Still, there are a few questions you can ask yourself…

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