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Call us: 403.265.7777

Sandy Vander Ziel wins 2016 WILL Award

December 5, 2016 by DBB Law in Community, Family Law, News

Women in Law Leadership Award for Service to the Community for all of Alberta

 

Sandy A. Vander Ziel is a Family Law Lawyer with Dunphy Best Blocksom LLP in Calgary. Sandy was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 2001 and has been practicing family law exclusively since 2002. Sandy is a Mediator, Arbitrator, Collaborative Lawyer and a Dispute Resolution Officer at the Court of Queen’s Bench in Calgary. Sandy’s practice is mainly focused on Alternative Dispute Resolution and she works closely with her client’s to bring finality to their family matters with a focus on the best interests of the children and maintaining a healthy post-separation parenting environment.

 

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Lawyers from DBB listed in 2017 Best Lawyers® in Canada

August 18, 2016 by DBB Law in Family Law, News

DBB is proud to be recognized as a “Top Listed” firm in Best Lawyers® (2017) with four lawyers selected in the areas of family law, alternative dispute resolution and family law mediation.

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Resolving Family Disputes Outside the Court System

June 23, 2016 by DBB Law in Family Law, News

By Jonathan Griffith

 

Separation and Divorce can be a very challenging time.  The financial and emotional strains are hard enough but many folks who are separating aren’t aware of how to even begin the process of legally dividing assets, setting up parenting arrangements or providing for financial support.  Often people start by filing documents that can initial a lengthy court fight without even being aware that there are other ways to resolve family disputes.

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Recent case on spousal and child support highlights importance of settling early

June 7, 2016 by DBB Law in Family Law, News

By Sandy Vander Ziel

 

Aaron Martens of DBB was counsel for the Appellant in the recent Court of Appeal decision rendered on April 27, 2016, in what has turned out to be a long, expensive trial for both parties on spousal and child support. This case highlights the importance of considering mediation or alternate dispute resolution strategies early on in family cases to resolve issues more efficiently.

 

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When your income changes: how to vary your child support obligations

June 6, 2016 by DBB Law in Family Law, News

By  Lara Pendrel

 

The reality of the depressed oil and gas market is being felt by everyone these days. We all know someone in our lives who has been laid off over these past few months and many people are fearful that it may happen to them next.

 

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Recent Ontario divorce case shows serious pitfalls of parents contemplating litigation over custody

April 27, 2016 by DBB Law in Family Law, News

By Sandy Vander Ziel

The recent decision of Justice Pazaratz in Jackson v Mayerle is a decision that all parents contemplating litigation over custody need to read and seriously consider.

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Tax law

When Do I Need a Tax Lawyer?

January 26, 2016 by DBB Law in Family Law, News, Tax Law

By Catherine Gerrits, Tax, Wills and Estates Specialist

 

Do I need a tax lawyer? It’s a question I hear every day, and the answer is never clear-cut. Not just for disputes with Canada Revenue Agency, a tax lawyer can help you at any and all stages of your life and career.

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Family Law Support

October 4, 2015 by DBB Law in Corporate Law, Family Law, News, Real Estate Law

In representing their clients, family law practitioners commonly run across issues outside their areas of expertise. These issues can have a profound impact on the conduct of a family file and the ability of the practitioner to provide up to date and beneficial advice. Some of the most common area are set out below.

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A new court alternative for family law: DBB’s program profiled on radio

August 15, 2015 by DBB Law in Family Law, News

As part of DBB’s mediation and arbitration practice, we are offering a new alternative to going to court to determine interim issues like child and spousal support, parenting issues and interim property matters.
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DBB LLP Application Resolution (DAR)

July 15, 2015 by DBB Law in Family Law, News

What is DAR?

As part of our mediation/arbitration practice, Dunphy Best Blocksom LLP is pleased to announce that we are offering an alternative to scheduling an application in morning Family Chambers or to a lengthier Domestic Special Hearing in the Court of Queen’s Bench: DBB LLP Application Resolution (DAR).
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