Michael A. Ghert 

Barrister & Solicitor
Managing Partner

Michael enjoys the challenge of seeking solutions to complex legal problems. He believes it is important to educate his clients about the legal process, thereby helping them to be informed participants and to understand issues affecting their lives.

Professional Associations
Law Society of Alberta
Canadian Bar Association – Family Law Subsection
•Alberta Law Conference 2008 – Member of Spousal Support Panel
Legal Education Society of Alberta, 2009 Banff Refresher – Member of Child Support Panel
Legal Education Society of Alberta, 2012 Wills and Estates for Support Staff – Member of Panel Respecting Matrimonial Property
Legal Education Society of Alberta, 2016 Family Law Trial Fundamentals – Presentation respecting trial procedure Current Community Contributions
• Board Chair, Alberta Freestyle Ski Association Select Past Community Contributions
• Board Chair, Calgary Jewish Community Centre
•Co-Chair, Calgary United Jewish Appeal Campaign

Select Noteworthy Cases
MacDonald v. Brodoff, 2020 ABCA 246 – Alberta Court of Appeal clarifies how allegations of intentional unemployment are handled in child support cases where parenting is shared
J.B. v. Alberta (Director of Child and Family Services), 2020 ABQB 285 – Leading Alberta Court of Queen’s (King's) Bench decision regarding access to child protection files for parenting litigation
O.M. v. E.D., 2019 ABCA 509 – Alberta Court of Appeal interprets “habitual residence” for the purpose of The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction
Salt v. Salt, 2019 ABQB 595 – Thorough analysis by the Alberta Court of Queen’s (King's) Bench of spousal support variation when the payor has retired
Joncas v. Joncas, 2017 ABCA 50 – Alberta Court of Appeal confirms availability and measure of damages under the Dower Act
M.O. v. C.O., 2012 ABCA 297 – Alberta Court of Appeal mobility decision does not permit stay at home mother to relocate with the parties’ child to the United States
Munro v. Munro, 2011 ABCA 279 – Alberta Court of Appeal does not permit consolidation of lawsuits when doing so would have delayed determination of a child support issue 

Contact Me

Michael A. Ghert

Phone: 403-218-6298
Email: [email protected]