Family Law Articles

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 »

What is an Early Intervention Case Conference (EICC)?

By on November 16, 2023 | Divorce, Early Intervention Case Conference, Family Law

Settling family law matters quickly and effectively without the need for extensive litigation is in most people’s interests, including family law judges and the family court system in Alberta. As such, Alberta family law litigants are generally encouraged to seek resolutions using alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation, before matters end up at trial….   Continue Reading »

How to File for Divorce in Alberta

By on October 13, 2023 | Divorce, Family Law

Divorce is a legal process but also an emotional one. It can be challenging to make clear, well-considered decisions during separation from a spouse or adult interdependent partner but the decisions you make now are important and may affect your longer-term future. It helps to understand how to file for divorce and the processes you…   Continue Reading »



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