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Edmonton Family Lawyers: Compassionate Legal Support for Your Family

Welcome to Alberta Law Office, where our dedicated Edmonton family lawyers are committed to providing exceptional legal support and guidance for all your family law needs. Whether you're navigating the complexities of divorce, child custody, or any other family-related legal matter, our team offers the expertise and compassion you need during this challenging time.

Expert Edmonton Family Law Services

Our Edmonton family law services encompass a wide range of legal matters, including custody and guardianship, divorce, child and spousal support, property division, and more. Our specialized team ensures every client receives personalized and effective legal solutions.

Child Custody and Support

Understanding the nuances of child custody and support, our Edmonton family lawyers work diligently to secure arrangements that prioritize the well-being of your children, ensuring fair and equitable support and custody agreements.

Spousal Support and Property Division

Navigate the intricacies of spousal support and property division with confidence. Our team is adept at achieving fair outcomes that respect the financial and emotional investments made during your marriage.

Separation Agreements and More

From drafting comprehensive separation agreements to advising on prenuptial arrangements and estate planning, our Edmonton family law experts are here to protect your interests and secure your future.

Personalized Legal Approach

Discover why Alberta Law Office is your ideal partner in family law matters. Our initial consultations provide insight into your legal options and demonstrate our commitment to personalized, skillful advocacy.

FAQS
 

Are Family Law Services Only for People Seeking Divorce?

Family law is a broad area of law that includes many aspects of protecting the rights of spouses and children.  Although many of the services that fall under Family Law pertain to separation and divorce; guardianship, prenuptial agreements and estate planning are also some unique services that fall under Family Law in Alberta. 

 

Navigating the complexities of Family Law anytime there is significant value of property, children or financial hardship can be overwhelming and requires trust-worthy legal advice.  Alberta Law Office can provide you with caring and prudent legal counsel regardless of what situation you and your family are require an Edmonton family lawyer for.

What Are the Legal Grounds for Divorce in Alberta?

Divorce is the formal legal term for ending a marriage.  The Divorce Act  states what the legal grounds are for divorce when a marital breakdown has occurred.  The Divorce Act is federal law and governs what the legal grounds are for divorce throughout Canada including Alberta.  There are three legal grounds for divorce:

  1. Separation

  2. Adultery

  3. Cruelty

You must be able to provide evidence of one or more of these reasons to file for divorce.  The term irreconcilable differences is not a legal term that allows you to file for divorce.  However, many couples file for what is called a no-fault divorce after completing the legal one year separation requirement.  

When Should I Get a Separation Agreement?

A legal separation does not exist in Canada.  The term is often mistakenly used when a couple has separated and has sought legal counsel to prepare a separation agreement.  A separation agreement is critical for couples that need to have clear, documented agreements on issues related to finances, property and assets or support and care of their children.

 

How Soon Can I File for Divorce?

This question depends largely on the reason for divorce.  If a married couple separates over issues such as finances, life-style values, religious matters or any other unresolved issues, they must be separated for one year before a divorce can be finalized  You can begin the process of filing for divorce during the year you are separated but will not be legally divorce until the divorce judgement is granted.

There are circumstances where waiting for a year to pass may not be safe or appropriate for a partner.  If adultery is either proven or the partner who committed adultery signs an affidavit admitting adultery, you can file for divorce immediately.

Physical or mental cruelty are also grounds for immediate divorce.  An act of cruelty only needs to occur once to file for divorce.  Evidence of cruelty such as records of cruel communication, medical records or police reports.

It is important to realize that proving either adultery or cruelty will not be a factor in determining the level of financial support that will be determined or how property will be distributed.  These legal matters are handled separately.

How Difficult is it to Get a Divorce in Alberta?

Not all divorce cases need to be time consuming or costly.  However, each situation is unique.  How long a divorce will take and how much it will cost depends on many factors. This could include how complex the fair distribution of finances and property is, the unique needs of each partner, and whether there are children involved.  How willing both parties are to negotiate can also have a major impact on whether the divorce can be resolved fairly outside of the courtroom or if an Alberta Family Law Court will need to be involved to resolve disputes over child and spousal support, guardianship and visitation rights. 

 

Can I Get Separated Without Getting a Divorce?

Yes, you can. Many couples are not certain if they want to divorce and a separation agreement during significant time apart can provide clarity about your finances and living arrangements.  It can be a helpful arrangement while marriage partners are considering their options and future together.  A separation agreement does not require you to pursue a divorce if you choose to reconcile. There are circumstances where you and your spouse may be dwelling in the same home and still be considered separated due to financial hardship.  A married couple can also reconcile for up to 90 days without breaking the one year separation requirement to file for divorce.

Going through a separation or divorce is never easy and access to clear, caring legal advice during a time of stress can provide much needed peace of mind.

Find out more about our Divorce Lawyer services and choosing the right family lawyer for you.

Family Lawyer in Edmonton Alberta
Family lawyers in Edmonton

our family lawyers in Edmonton can help
 

Our family lawyers in Edmonton are extremely educated, experienced, and affordable. Alberta Law Office provides services and information you can count on. We will help you with separation and divorce, child support, and spousal support (alimony). We are trustworthy family law lawyers who specialize in all legal aspects of family case law. 

 

Going through Family-related legal matters can be complicated, our family lawyers in Edmonton will provide the best care and legal advice to simplify this process. We've been helping families throughout Edmonton and surrounding areas resolve all family-related issues, complications and requests. Our goal is to leave you satisfied and relieved that our family legal representation was with a family lawyer you could count on to deliver you the best results.

Lawyers Specialized in Edmonton Family Law

Our law firm is specialized in family law and is recognized as an Edmonton family law powerhouse. Our family lawyers in Edmonton offer you the highest quality legal services, which include divorce and separation mediation where disputes can be resolved amicably without taking court action to protect your rights.

An Edmonton Family Law Firm That Works for You

Our family lawyers in Edmonton take the time to listen. Our lawyers will also have your best interest in mind. We offer support and legal advice to families going through situations like child custody disputes, child support disputes and other matters related to family law.  

 

We also have experience in working with clients who are experiencing break-ups or separation in their relationship due to domestic violence.

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