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LEGAL REPRESENTATION, ADVICE, AND INFORMATION

LEGAL AID ALBERTA’S LEGAL SERVICES CENTRE
Edmonton  780-427-7575
Toll free     1-866-845-3425
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8:30am-4pm
Wednesday 8:30am-2:30pm

LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE
(Once on the Lawyer Referral Service website, scroll down for information)
1-800-661-1095
This service will provide you with the names of 3 lawyers and you are allowed a up to a 30 minute no-charge consultation with each of them.

DIAL-A-LAW
1-800-332-1091
Operator assistance available weekdays 8:30am-4:30pm
Provides pre-recorded legal information about topics including family law matters.

STUDENT LEGAL SERVICES
Edmonton 780-492-8244
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4pm
This service can provide you with legal information on a number of topics relating to family law at no cost.

COLLABORATIVE FAMILY LAWYERS OF CANADA
www.collarborativepractice.ca
Collaborative Family Lawyers can assist you with family law matters without going to court.

EDMONTON COMMUNITY LEGAL CENTRE
For moderate to low income families.
780-702-1725

FAMILY LAW LEGISLATION

MATRIMONIAL PROPERTY ACT

DIVORCE ACT

FACT SHEETS FOR DIVORCE

FACT SHEETS FOR SPOUSAL SUPPORT UNDER THE DIVORCE ACT

SEPARATION AND DIVORCE RESOURCES – ALBERTA
Services and information for couples separating or divorcing – before, during and after.

COURT SERVICES

MEDIATION PROGRAM – RESOLUTION SERVICES
Free mediation for those families that have at least one child under 18 years and one or both parents have a gross annual income of under $40,000/year.

FAMILY COURT COUNSELLORS – RESOLUTION SERVICES
Edmonton  780-427-8343
Family Court Counsellors can assist parents with Parenting Order applications in Provincial Court.

RESOLUTION & COURT ADMINISTRATION SERVICES
Providing a range of resolution court supports for people involved in legal disputes.

EDMONTON RESOLUTION SUPPORT CENTRE
Room 8124, 8th Floor John E. Brownlee Bldg.
10365-97 Street Edmonton, AB
780-415-0404
Dial 310-0000 first for Toll Free in Alberta
Monday-Friday 8:15am-12pm and 1pm-4:30pm (phone hours)
Monday-Friday 8:15am-4:30pm (walk-in hours)
This Centre offers a single point of contact for accessing a range of legal information and services.

COURT OF QUEENS BENCH
Edmonton  780-422-2492

PROVINCIAL COURT OF ALBERTA
Edmonton 780-638-4747 or toll free 1-855-738-4747

ALBERTA LAW FORMS

FAMILY LAW KITS

SEMINARS, PROGRAMS AND TOOLS FOR SEPARATED PARENTS

PARENTING AFTER SEPARATION SEMINAR (THROUGH THE FAMILY CENTRE)
This course is mandatory for some people. 

PARENTING AFTER SEPARATION E-COURSE

FOCUS ON COMMUNICATION IN SEPARATION SEMINAR (THROUGH THE FAMILY CENTRE)
This course is 6 hours and there is no cost to parents.  Parents attend separately.

PARENTING AFTER SEPARATION FOR HIGH CONFLICT FAMILIES SEMINAR (THROUGH THE FAMILY CENTRE)
This is a 3 hour seminar and there is no cost to parents.  Parents attend separately.

FACT SHEETS FOR PARENTING ARRANGEMENT AFTER SEPARATION OR DIVORCE

THE FAMILY CENTRE
Edmonton  780-423-2831
info@the-family-centre.com
The Family Centre offers a wide range of programs and services to individuals, families and workplaces. Programs are provided on a fee for service basis. Many of their services are subsidized and they offer sliding scale options for those who qualify.

OUR FAMILY WIZARD
1-866-755-9991 (toll free)
info@ourfamilywizard.com
This website provides a neutral zone for co-parenting communication.  Features include a shared calendar, expense log, message board, journal and information bank.  There is an annual fee to subscribe to this service.

CHILD SUPPORT, BENEFITS, SUBSIDIES & TAX INFORMATION

FEDERAL CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES:  STEP BY STEP
These guidelines provide parents with an understanding of how to calculate child support and special/extraordinary expenses.

CHILD SUPPORT ONLINE LOOK-UP
This online look-up is easy to use.  You just need to enter the payor’s gross annual income, the number of children and the province the payor lives in and it will automatically calculate child support for you.  New child support tables came into effect on November 22, 2017.

CHILD SUPPORT SIMPLIFIED TABLES 2011
These tables are used when calculating child support owed prior to November 22, 2017.  Use gross annual income.

CHILD SUPPORT SIMPLIFIED TABLES 2017
These tables are used when calculating child support starting November 22, 2017.  Use gross annual income.

FACT SHEETS FOR CHILD SUPPORT UNDER THE DIVORCE ACT

FACT SHEETS FOR INCOME DISCLOSURE FOR CHILD SUPPORT PURPOSES

CHILD SUPPORT RECALCULATION PROGRAM
Edmonton 780-401-1111
Dial 310-0000 first for Toll Free in Alberta

MAINTENANCE ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM
Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays
8am-11am and 12pm-4pm
Closed Wednesday mornings and statutory holidays.
This program assists with the exchange of child support and child support arrears between parents.

CHILD SUPPORT RECALCULATION PROGRAM
Edmonton 780-401-1111
Dial 310-0000 first for Toll Free in Alberta

CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES
Edmonton  780-415-6400
(For lower income Albertans)
Hours of operation are Monday to Friday 8:15am-4:30pm.  They are closed from 12pm-1pm for lunch.

CHILD CARE SUBSIDY
You may be eligible for subsidy for daycare or dayhome expenses.  Check out their website to see if you qualify.

NEW – CANADA CHILD BENEFIT    (as of July 1, 2016)

WORKING INCOME TAX BENEFIT (WITB)
1-800-387-1193

CANADA REVENUE AGENCY
1-800-959-8281

CREDIT COUNSELLING

MONEY MENTORS
Edmonton Information Line 780-423-5265
Toll free in Alberta 1-888-294-0076
info@moneymentors.ca

FREDERICK & COMPANY LTD
Licensed Insolvency Trustee
587-400-3344
Sherwood Park
Help for those who want to avoid bankruptcy.

CREDIT COUNSELLING SOCIETY
1-888-527-8999

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