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What are the Different Types of Child Custody Arrangements in Alberta?

By on June 28, 2024 | Child Custody, Family Law

Child custody arrangements are one of the most important and challenging elements to manage during a divorce or separation in Alberta. The best interests of the child are paramount when deciding how parents must make decisions for and share time with their children. Alberta’s Family Law Act allows for several types of parenting arrangements for…   Continue Reading »

Child Support Guidelines for Alberta

By on May 9, 2024 | Child Support, Family Law

After a couple with children separates or divorces in Alberta, child support is usually paid by one parent to the other so that the financial burden of raising the children is shared fairly. The support is intended to contribute to the daily needs and care of a dependent child until it is no longer required—and…   Continue Reading »

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 »



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