News & Events

Changes to the Divorce Act effective July 1, 2020

June 21, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada

Divorce and separation is a reality for many Canadians, and ensuring the family justice system can effectively respond to the needs of families in these situations is critical. That is why the Government of Canada took action by introducing Bill C-78, which modernizes and strengthens federal family laws.
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Changes to the Matrimonial Property Act

Dec. 11, 2018 – Justice and Solicitor General

Property Division Changes – The amendments to the Matrimonial Property Act – renamed the Family Property Act – extend its rules to include adult interdependent partners. This will make it easier for unmarried partners to divide their property if their relationship breaks down. Changes will come into force on January 1, 2020
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Divorce Resource Group – Edmonton

Open to the Public – If you are going through divorce or separation the Divorce Resource Group can help.
This group is designed to provide referrals to others who are going through a divorce or separation.
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Garneau Mediation Services in the Media: Divorce Magazine

The Divorce Magazine is a free resource of local businesses that can help you through the transitions of Separation and Divorce. This magazine is available throughout Alberta at many convenient locations, or you can Read and/or Download the Magazine Here.

In the 2021 edition, we have contributed an article on page 23 expressing the truth and misconceptions about divorce mediation.
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In the 2020 edition, we have contributed an article on page 30 featuring the 6 top reasons to mediate your divorce.
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In the 2019 edition, we have contributed an article on page 16 about mediation being a fresh alternative to going to court.
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In the 2018 edition, we contributed an article on page 20 about making decisions that will affect your future.
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Free Child Support Group Information Sessions

Starting or Varying Child Support Court Applications
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Free Family Law Presentations

The Edmonton Community Legal Centre holds Family Law Presentations led by lawyers.
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