Family Law Articles

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 »

What If We Don’t Agree on Spousal Support in Alberta?

By on August 29, 2023 | Alimony, Spousal Support

When couples separate in Alberta, two of the main contentious issues to be resolved are the matters of child support and alimony (spousal support). Ideally, the partners hold discussions and agree on the amount of support to be paid using the various calculators and guidelines available— but that’s not always the case. So, what do…   Continue Reading »

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 »



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