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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 »

How Does Getting Remarried Affect Spousal Support Payments in Alberta?

By on March 19, 2024 | Family Law, Spousal Support

Spousal support is a major element of many divorce cases in Alberta but recipients of support payments often meet new partners and/or remarry at some point afterward, changing their financial status. A separation agreement or court order may state that one ex-spouse or adult interdependent partner must make spousal support payments to the other. This…   Continue Reading »

How to Annul a Marriage in Alberta

By on January 15, 2024 | Annulment, Family Law, Separation

Annulments are rare in Alberta as they depend on specific legal grounds being satisfied to make a marriage invalid. These grounds can be challenging to prove in many cases. Once an annulment has been granted, it means the marriage never existed. If you think you may have grounds for an annulment, it’s important to seek…   Continue Reading »

Calgary and Edmonton Family Court Changes [2024]: What to Do Before Court

By on January 2, 2024 | Family Law

Mandatory Family Pre-Court Requirements Effective December 18, 2023, barring certain exceptions, anyone who wishes to bring their family law matter before Calgary and Edmonton courts must complete the following four requirements before filing their application. Completion of the Parenting After Separation (“PAS”) Course If the family law application involves children under the age of 18,…   Continue Reading »

Family Law Agreements in Alberta

By on December 22, 2023 | Family Law, Marriage Agreements, Mediation

Family law agreements are legally enforceable documents that set out the terms and conditions for important family relationship matters, such as marriage, cohabitation, separation, and so on. As well as prenuptial agreements, this includes postnuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements, and separation agreements. Generally, families in Alberta seek the assistance of a qualified family lawyer to help…   Continue Reading »



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