Resources

Alberta Courts
Court services, resources, forms, judgments and contact information

Alberta Justice & Solicitor General > Families
Resources and programs provided by Alberta Justice, including Family Justice Services, the Maintenance Enforcement Program and the Child Support Recalculation Program

Law Society of Alberta
Information for the public about finding and working with a lawyer, legal professional regulation and protecting the public interest

Collaborative Divorce Alberta Association
Information and resources about Collaborative Law in Alberta

Parenting

Parenting After Separation Course
Information seminar for parents about “the the separation and divorce process, the effects of separation and divorce on children, techniques for communication and legal information that affects parents and children.”

Travel Consent Letter
Government of Canada recommended consent letter for children traveling abroad

Support

Maintenance Enforcement Program
Provincial program that collects and enforces child, spousal and partner support

Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines
Guidelines to help make spousal support more predictable and consistent through suggested support ranges

Child Support Recalculation Program
“Administrative service that annually recalculates court-ordered child support based on current income tax information”

Property Division

Canada Pension Plan Credit Splitting
Information and forms to split Canada Pension Plan credits


Legislation & Cases

Justice Laws Website (Federal Legislation) 
Online source of the consolidated Acts and regulations of Canada

Alberta Queen’s Printer (Provincial Legislation)
The official source of Alberta government laws and publications

Canlii
A free database of court judgments, tribunal decisions, statutes and regulations from all Canadian jurisdictions

Specific Legislation

Divorce Act

Family Law Act

Federal Child Support Guidelines

Matrimonial Property Act

Adult Interdependent Relationships Act

Maintenance Enforcement Act


Legal Services

Calgary Legal Guidance
Free legal assistance, information, and advocacy to individuals experiencing financial hardship who need legal services and representation

Student Legal Assistance
Free legal information and representation to low income residents of Calgary and the surrounding regions

Family Justice Services
Group of programs and services offered by the Government of Alberta, Justice and Solicitor General in collaboration with the courts of Alberta, including mediation, education and resources

Legal Aid Alberta
For Albertans who qualify under the eligibility guidelines, Legal Aid Alberta offers advice, brief services such as assistance in preparing court documents, and limited or full legal representation through an assigned lawyer

Lawyer Referral Service
The Law Society’s Lawyer Referral Service provides you with the contact information of up to three lawyers who will review what legal services might help you

Family Law Information Centre
Resources for self-represented parties, including forms and instructions

Dial-A-Law
Free service operated by Calgary Legal Guidance that provides general information on a wide variety of legal issues relating to Alberta Law

Children Legal Education and Resource Centre
Legal support and services for children and youth


Your Safety & Well-Being

Domestic Violence Victim resources (Calgary Police Services)
Crisis line, shelter and support resource information

Calgary Counselling Center
Charitable organization committed to providing compassionate, professional, and affordable counselling services to Calgarians

The Distress Centre
24-hour information and support and access to free counselling