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

Calgary Legal Guidance

Website – Calgary: Calgary Legal Guidance
Tel: 403-234-9266
Operator assistance available
Monday-Thursday: 9:00am – 4:00pm; Closed 12:00pm – 1:00pm

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: Matrimonial Property Act Publication

Family Property Act

Website: Family Property Act Publication

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 $60,000/year or less.

Family Court Counsellors – Resolution Services

Website: Family Court Assistance
Edmonton Tel: 780-427-8343
Family Court Counsellors can assist parents with parenting, child support and guardianship, and court applications for Alberta Court of Justice (previously Provincial Court of Alberta).

Court & Justice Services

Website: Government of Alberta
Tel: 780-638-4747
Provides a range of resolution court supports for people involved in legal disputes.

Alberta Courts

Website: Alberta Courts

Alberta Law Forms

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

Alberta Family Law Kits

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

Free Course, 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: 780-809-4572
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: Our Family Wizard
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 (RP)

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

Maintenance Enforcement Program (MEP)

Website: Government of Alberta

Child Support Services

Website: Government of Alberta
Edmonton Tel: 780-415-6400
Calgary Tel: 403-297-6060
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

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

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

Credit Counselling

Money Mentors

Website: Money Mentors
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: 587-210-2424
Licensed Insolvency Trustee. Help for those who want to avoid bankruptcy.

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