Note that for relationships less than two years old where the parties are not married, the sections of the Family Law on Sharing Ownership do not apply. In other words, if you are a « spouse » under the law because you have a child together, the educational provisions of the act and the federal child protection laws apply, but there will generally be no sharing of property or debt. However, each situation is different and the rights to common property may nevertheless arise, even if the Family Law does not apply. Lawyers assist in financial assistance, general information, separation agreement and post-separation parenting plans. You can get the Alberta Divorce kit that contains the required forms, as well as information on how to start the process from most stationary stores and also the Queen`s Printer Bookstore in Edmonton and Calgary. Note: The item must be ordered; it cannot be downloaded. The kit contains all the information necessary to obtain an undisputed divorce in Alberta. It contains a step-by-step guide, as well as all forms needed specifically for Alberta laws. All required forms are included on a CD-Rom. You can use this kit to deal with an undisputed divorce if at least one spouse resided in Alberta last year; and there is no dispute over custody, ownership or support of children.
The success of the agreement will depend on the number of problems. In addition, this will depend on taking into account the other spouse`s feelings and the best interests of the child. Things get more intense when the other spouse does not respond to the letter. In this case, the Alberta family`s lawyer must « raise the heat. » The following forms and instructions are supposed to make an undisputed divorce – it is a law that regulates custody, access (of parents) and assistance. The forms do not deal with the distribution of real estate. Here are some quick facts about common law relations in Calgary, Alberta: Once one spouse gets the separation agreement from the other lawyer, it is important that they get their own family lawyer to go through the agreement with them. This is called independent legal advice. The loyalty of a lawyer can only apply to one client, not to both parties.
Lawyers use phone, messaging and video chat software to communicate with our clients. The fact that our lawyers generally work from home saves them money on rent. As they save rents, they can offer lower prices for family law contracts. It`s as simple as that. Of course, they can also meet you in person if necessary. In Alberta, the concept of « common law, » which falls within the jurisprudence of the judge, has been replaced by the Family Act. The Family Act applies to conjugal relationships between two unmarried persons and common law couples may have exactly the same rights as married couples.