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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 »

What If We Don’t Agree on the Amount of Child Support After Separation?

By on March 16, 2023 | Child Support, Separation

Discussing child support and custody issues after a separation can be especially challenging for parents — but they are high on the list of items that must be decided. When it comes to child support, it helps to know more about the rules in Alberta, as well as what it’s meant to cover and how…   Continue Reading »

Property Division After Divorce or Separation in Alberta

By on October 1, 2021 | Divorce, Property Division, Separation

After a marriage breaks down and a couple separate or divorce, one of the main matters to settle is how property is divided – including who gets the matrimonial home? The Matrimonial Property Act and the Family Property Act are the main pieces of legislation used in Alberta to govern property division in a divorce…   Continue Reading »

Understanding Changes to the 2021 Alberta Divorce Act

By on July 28, 2021 | Alberta Divorce Act, Divorce, Separation

For thirty-six years, the federal Divorce Act has, more or less, dictated the divorce process for couples in Alberta – working alongside the related guidelines included in Alberta’s Family Law Act. While some changes were made down the years, 2020 saw some major updates to federal divorce laws along with several other family statutes. Most…   Continue Reading »

Mediation in Alberta: 18 Things You Can’t Get in Court

By on July 7, 2020 | Divorce, Family Law, Mediation, Separation

Mediation in Alberta: 18 Things You Can’t Get in Court Mediation can be a path to solving issues related to family law without having to lug the matter into court. Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that allows the involved parties – often with their respective Alberta family lawyers – to remain…   Continue Reading »

 

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