Upcoming Changes to the Divorce Act

Bill C-78 received Royal Assent on June 21, 2019 and most of the changes to the Divorce Act will take place on July 1, 2020. The Bill...

Grounds for Divorce in Alberta

Marital breakdown is the ground for divorce in Alberta and the marital breakdown can occur through fault or no fault. Marital breakdown...

Adopt a Child in Alberta

There are multiple paths to adoption in Alberta: Government care: Adoption of a child that has special needs, is unable to live with...

Canadian Jurisdiction of Marriage

If you have ever wondered what gives our government the right to legislate in the areas of marriage and divorce, then the following will...

Asset Dissipation

Dissipation is the unjustified wasting of matrimonial assets. Dissipation can take many forms and requires a degree of intent. It is...

Pet Custody Upon Separation or Break-Up

You have separated from your partner and you would like to keep the pooch. What are your rights? Legislation Currently, there is no...

Joint Divorce

Divorce can take three forms in Alberta: contested, uncontested, and joint. Of the three, a joint divorce has the most potential to cause...

Grandparent Rights in Alberta

The Alberta Family Law Act (“the Act”) does not specifically provide for grandparent rights. The Act does not assume that grandchildren...