Category: Family Law

How to Prove Common Law Relationships in Alberta

By on July 17, 2023 | Common Law, Family Law

To claim certain rights afforded you under Alberta law after a “common-law” separation, you may need to prove that you are in a common-law relationship. These rights are automatic if you are married but only apply to common-law relationships that meet certain criteria. Let’s look at what these criteria are, how the Family Property Act…   Continue Reading »

Why You May Need a Postnuptial Agreement in Alberta

By on May 31, 2023 | Family Law, Postnuptial Agreement

Most couples in Alberta know what a prenuptial agreement (“prenup”) is but fewer have heard of a postnuptial agreement. They are both types of marriage agreements or “contracts” entered into by couples who either intend to get married or have already tied the knot. In some ways, they’re similar to business contracts as they set…   Continue Reading »

Family Violence and Family Laws in Alberta

By on May 15, 2023 | Family Law, Family Violence

With recent changes made to federal legislation to address family violence in Canada, it’s a good time to review the legislation in Alberta and see what those changes may mean for families in the province and where further improvements may be made with the local legislation. Canada’s Divorce Act Some new amendments to the federal…   Continue Reading »

What is the Difference Between Mediation and Collaborative Divorce?

By on January 26, 2023 | Arbitration, Collaborative Law, Family Law, Mediation

During a separation or divorce in Alberta, couples are often locked in disputes that are difficult to resolve. However, the court is not the only option in these situations. Disputing couples are often encouraged to try to resolve matters out of court using alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation or collaboration between lawyers. Mediation…   Continue Reading »

Alternative Family Dispute Resolutions in Alberta

By on December 19, 2022 | Arbitration, Collaborative Law, Family Law, Mediation

Disputes should be expected in families. With all the emotions at play in family relationships, marriages, divorces, deaths, and other major life events can become stressful and difficult to manage. It is how these disputes are resolved that can help define families. Fortunately, litigation is not the only resolution option for such disputes. Courtroom trials…   Continue Reading »



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