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Mon - Fri: 8 am - 4:30 pm MDT
Call us: 403.265.7777

Ellen Embury on parental rights: News Talk Radio 770

June 30, 2015 by DBB Law in Family Law, News, Surrogacy & Fertility

As Alberta families continue to evolve, people are seeking legal advice from DBB on what makes a family and whether it is possible to contract out of parental rights in certain circumstances. Ellen Embury addresses these novel issues in an interview with News Talk Radio 770 (June 29, 2015).

 

Click the audio links below to listen to the interview.

 

Ellen Embury Interview Part 1

Ellen Embury Interview Part 2

 

Learn more about Ellen’s surrogacy law practice here>>

Security

June 4, 2015 by DBB Law in Family Law, News

It is becoming more and more common for settlements and orders arising from the breakdown of a relationship to involve the payment of funds over a period of time.

 

While documenting the obligation is a good start, many practitioners miss an opportunity to add value to their clients by ensuring that the obligations are properly secured.

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Dunphy Best Blocksom LLP Wins Awards

April 13, 2015 by DBB Law in Family Law, News, Surrogacy & Fertility

Dunphy Best Blocksom (DBB) is pleased to announce that the firm has recently been awarded Corporate INTL Magazine’s Editor’s Choice for Family Law Firm of the Year (2015, Canada).

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What you need to know about dividing property between common law couples

March 16, 2015 by DBB Law in Family Law, News

By Jason Wilkins

 

Jake and Megan* had been living together for 10 years when their relationship came to an end. They had one child together – Molly.  Jake worked full time at a good job and Megan, in addition to primarily looking after Molly, worked part time and took care of the home that was in Jake’s sole name. It was a home he had just purchased before the two of them started living together.

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Sandy Vander Ziel Keynote Speaker: Children’s Hospital Aid Society

December 18, 2014 by DBB Law in Family Law, News

Outside of work, you’ll see many of DBB’s lawyers volunteering for issues they care about. Sandy Vander Ziel, family lawyer with DBB, is no exception. Sandy carries her passion for protecting families by serving as the Board Chair of Sonshine Community Services, a second-stage transitional shelter for women and children fleeing domestic violence.

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Rhoda Dobler Featured in Distinctive Women Magazine

October 7, 2014 by DBB Law in Family Law, News

DBB is proud to announce that one of our own lawyers, Rhoda Dobler, has been featured in Distinctive Women magazine.

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Preparing to meet your family lawyer for the first time

August 25, 2014 by DBB Law in Family Law, News

By Patricia L. Blocksom, Q.C., A.O.E.

 

Separation is a difficult time for most families. In addition to working through a myriad of emotional issues, most of our clients often find the legal process to be overwhelming and confusing.

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Ellen Embury interviewed on CBC’s The Current

August 10, 2014 by DBB Law in Family Law, News, Surrogacy & Fertility

DBB’s reproductive law specialist Ellen Embury was recently interviewed on CBC radio’s program The Current, Can fertility clinics refuse to create ‘rainbow families’? (July 29, 2014).

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Pat Blocksom: A Year in Florence

July 30, 2014 by DBB Law in Family Law, News

Patricia Blocksom, partner, has just returned from spending a year living in Florence, Italy. She has returned with a spring in her step and with a renewed passion for helping her clients find a way to navigate the vast array of issues they face when their relationships breakdown.

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DBB’s Jonathan Griffith on Queering Family Law

July 30, 2014 by DBB Law in Family Law, News

DBB’s Jonathan Griffith and colleague Collin Smith were recently  interviewed by News Talk 770’s Roger Kingkade after presenting their paper “Queering of Family Law after Same-Sex Marriage” at the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, National Family Law Program held in Whistler, BC (2014).

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