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Category: Child Custody

Options for Resolving Custody Outside of Court in Alberta

By on April 12, 2024 | Child Custody, Child Support, Family Law

When couples in Alberta divorce or separate with children, there is more than one way to resolve child custody matters apart from heading to court. Litigation and courtroom trials may make interesting movies but the reality is that most parents in Alberta are able to settle parenting plans outside of court by discussion and negotiation…   Continue Reading »

Understanding Parenting Plans and Custody Agreements in Alberta

By on February 29, 2024 | Child Custody, Parental Rights

Nobody plans on divorce when they marry but Alberta consistently ranks as one of the leading provinces in Canada for divorce rates. Considering the needs of the children from the marriage and creating parenting plans and custody agreements are essential parts of the separation and divorce process. Protecting the rights of the children and clarifying…   Continue Reading »

How to Get Full Custody of Your Child

By on November 23, 2022 | Child Custody, Family Law

Most parents want what’s best for their children but during separations and divorces, this can become clouded by other matters. The courts in Alberta will always pursue what’s in the best interests of the child in matters concerning children. Gaining full custody of a child is only possible, therefore, if you can show that the…   Continue Reading »

Steps in the Alberta Child Custody Mediation Process

By on October 12, 2022 | Child Custody, Family Law

When parents separate or divorce, child custody is usually at the top of the list of issues to resolve — and the most contentious. Few parents are prepared to cede custody and so parents must work together for the best interests of the children. This means a fair custody and visitation schedule where the children…   Continue Reading »

How Long Must a Parent Be Absent to Lose Rights in Alberta?

By on March 7, 2022 | Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law, Parental Rights

Parental rights are some of the most basic rights we have as human beings. The right to raise your child, spend time together and make decisions about upbringing are held dear to most parents in Alberta. Along with these rights comes a range of responsibilities for looking after a child’s wellbeing and acting in their…   Continue Reading »



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