Resources

Legal Representation, Advice and Information

Legal Aid – Alberta’s Legal Services Centre

Website: Legal Aid Alberta
Edmonton Direct Tel: 780-427-7575
Toll Free: 1-866-845-3425
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:15am – 4:15pm

Lawyer Referral Service

Website: Law Society of Alberta
Toll Free: 1-800-332-1094
Operator assistance available weekdays 8:30am – 4:30pm
Provides pre-recorded legal information about topics including family law matters.

Dial-a-Law

Website – Edmonton: Edmonton Community Legal Centre
Website – Calgary: Calgary Legal Guidance
Toll Free Anywhere in Alberta: 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

Website: Student Legal Services of Edmonton
Edmonton Direct Tel: 780-492-8244
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:00pm
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

Website: Collaborative Divorce Alberta Association
Collaborative Family Lawyers can assist you with family law matters without going to court.

Edmonton Community Legal Centre

Website: Edmonton Community Legal Centre
Tel: 780-702-1725
For moderate to low income families.

Family Law Legislation

Website: Alberta Family Law Legislation

Matrimonial Property Act

Website: CanLII

Divorce Act

Website: CanLII

Fact Sheets for Divorce

Website: Government of Canada – Department of Justice

Fact Sheets for Spousal Support Under the Divorce Act

Website: Government of Canada – Department of Justice

Separation and Divorce Resources – Alberta

Website: Government of Alberta
Services and information for couples separating or divorcing – before, during and after.

Court Services

Mediation Program – Resolution Services

Website: Government of Alberta
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 Tel: 780-427-8343
Family Court Counsellors can assist parents with Parenting Order applications in Provincial Court.

Resolution & Court Administration Services

Website: Government of Alberta
Provides a range of resolution court supports for people involved in legal disputes.

Information Services (Edmonton Resolution Support Centre)

Website: Information Services (Edmonton Resolution Support Centre)
Room 8124, 8th Floor, John E. Brownlee Building
10365 – 97 Street, Edmonton, AB
Tel: 780-415-0404
Toll Free in Alberta: Dial 310-0000
Phone Hours: Monday to Friday 8:15am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 4:30pm
Walk-in Hours: Monday to Friday 8:15am – 4:30pm
This Centre offers a single point of contact for accessing a range of legal information and services.

Court of Queens Bench of Alberta

Edmonton Tel: 780-422-2492

Provincial Court of Alberta

Edmonton Tel: 780-638-4747
Toll Free: 1-855-738-4747

Alberta Law Forms

Website: Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta
Multiple family law forms available for download on their website.

Alberta Law Kits

Website: Government of Alberta
Multiple law forms available for download on their website.

Free Seminars, Programs and Tools for Separated Parents

Parenting after Separation (PAS)

This course is mandatory for some people. Parents attend separately.

Course overview, publication download and other information
Website: Government of Alberta

Direct link to eCourse
Website: Alberta Government Resolution Services

Parenting after Separation for Families in High Conflict (PASHC)

Course overview, publication download and other information
Website: Government of Alberta

Direct link to eCourse
Website: Alberta Government Resolution Services

Fact Sheets for Parenting Arrangements after Separation or Divorce

Website: Government of Canada Department of Justice

The Family Centre

Website: The Family Centre
Edmonton Tel: 780-423-2381
Email: 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

Website: The Family Centre
Toll Free: 1-866-755-9991
Email: 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

Website: Government of Canada Department of Justice

Child Support Online Look-up

Website: Government of Canada Department of Justice
This online look-up is easy to use. Simply enter the paying parent’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

Website: Government of Canada Department of Justice
These tables are used when calculating child support owed prior to November 22, 2017. Use gross annual income.

Child Support Simplified Tables 2017

Website: Government of Canada Department of Justice
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

Website: Government of Canada Department of Justice

Fact Sheets for Income Disclosure for Child Support Purposes

Website: Government of Canada Department of Justice

Child Support Recalculation Program

Website: Government of Alberta
Edmonton Tel: 780-401-1111
Toll Free in Alberta: Dial 310-0000

Maintenance Enforcement Program

Website: Government of Alberta
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday – 8:00am – 11:00am and 12:00pm – 4:00 pm
Closed Wednesday mornings and statutory holidays.
This program assists with the exchange of child support and child support arrears between parents.

Child Support Services

Website: Government of Alberta
Edmonton Tel: 780-415-6400
Hours: Monday to Friday – 8:15am – 12:00pm and 1:00 – 4:30pm
For lower income Albertans.

Child Care Subsidy

Website: Government of Alberta
You may be eligible for subsidy for daycare or dayhome expenses. Visit their website to see if you qualify.

Canada Child Benefit (CCB)

Website: Government of Canada
Updated September 30, 2020

Canada Revenue Agency

Website: Government of Canada
Toll Free: 1-800-959-8281

Credit Counselling

Money Mentors

Website: Money Mentors
Edmonton Information Line: 780-423-5265
Toll Free: 1-888-294-0076
Free Financial Needs Assessments by phone or through video chat across Alberta.

Credit Counselling Society

Website: Credit Counselling Society
Toll Free: 1-888-527-8999

Frederick & Company Ltd.

Website: Frederick & Company
Sherwood Park Tel: 587-269-3009
Licensed Insolvency Trustee. Help for those who want to avoid bankruptcy.

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