EDMONTON FAMILY LAWYERS
Are You Looking for a Quality Family Law Office in Edmonton Alberta?
Alberta Law Office has you covered! Our family lawyers are highly educated and experienced in family case law. If you're seeking legal advice or counsel for any type of family legal matter, our family law team can provide the support you need. We provide compassionate and sound legal guidance for families in Edmonton and offer free consultations for all types of family law matters. Contact us today.
Receive Specialized Family Law Services
Edmonton family law is a broad term used to describe services that relate to the family, these services provide clients dealing with custody, guardianship, access rights, divorce, child support and other family-related legal matters. Some key areas our team of family lawyers specialize in include:
Child Custody services for parents going through a divorce or already divorced. These services help determine which parent will take legal sole custody of the child or provide an agreement where custody of the children or child is shared between both legal guardians.
Child Support is an agreement where one parent provides financial support to the other parent of a child. There are many factors that go into deciding what is an appropriate amount of child support. The amount one parent contributes to child support is not necessarily determined by custody or visitation rights. Custody and child support are separate legal matters though they may play a role in determining the amount of child support.
Spousal Support is financial support that is paid to the spouse after separation or divorce. The term spousal support is sometimes also referred to as partner support or alimony. The legal purpose of spousal support is to find an equitable balance when there is a significant financial hardship experienced by one party after a divorce. Loss of income, length of marriage, assumption of matrimonial debt and child support payments are only a fraction of the considerations that go into determining whether someone is entitled to spousal support, how much and for how long.
Property Division in Alberta is governed by the Matrimonial Property Act (MPA) which seeks to ensure that property is divided equally. This is a complex process as property not only includes possessions like homes and furniture but investments and even pets! The personal value someone places on a possession may be different than its monetary value. Seeking a legal professional to help navigate these challenges is important to a fair distribution of property.
Separation Agreements are important documents that you should seek legal counsel on. You must be separated for one year before seeking a divorce. Separation agreements clarify important decisions related to your children, property and financial support.
A Personalized Approach to Family Law
Not all legal firms approach family law the same way. Our free initial consultations are not just an opportunity for us to advise you with legal options for protecting your interests. It is an opportunity for you to discover why Alberta Law Office is the best fit to guide you through legal decisions that can impact your future, your finances and your family. Our goal is to ensure you are partnered with the right legal support for your situation and that you feel confident that our lawyers will handle your case with the skill and care it deserves.
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:
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.
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.
What you can expect from our Family Law Office in Edmonton
At Alberta Law Office, we pride ourselves on providing highly regarded family law services in Edmonton. Our family lawyer in Edmonton has a wealth of experience and is staffed by highly skilled and professional lawyers who are dedicated to providing the best possible legal support for you and your family.
We understand that every family law matter is unique. Our team will take the time to assess your situation and develop a legal strategy tailored specifically for you. Whether you're seeking a divorce lawyer or child custody lawyer, or require a separation agreement, we can help you get the support you need to get through this difficult time. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!
Advice You Can Count On
We can offer advice on absolutely any legal matter related to family law. If you're looking for legal assistance with family law issues, contact our office today. We offer a free consultation to help understand your situation and provide you with the best legal advice and the best course of action. We have years of experience in the field and can help you navigate through your unique family law situation. Our lawyers are available 24/7 to answer any questions or concerns you may have. We hope that you find our website helpful, and we look forward to helping you in the future!
How We Can Help
If you are in need of legal assistance with any family law matter, don't hesitate to contact us today. Our team of highly experienced legal professionals can help you navigate the legal system and find the best course of action for your specific situation. We offer confidential legal advice and can help with any family law matter - big or small.
If court proceedings are required, our legal team has the court experience to help you navigate the proceedings and ensure you are aware of what to expect. Alberta Law Office is able to help you get through any divorce, separation or custody situation you are facing. Contact us today and let us help you get through this difficult time as quickly and stress-free as possible!
Connect With a Family Lawyer
We want to make sure that you have the best possible experience when contacting us. Please go to the contact section available on our website to find information on making an appointment or feel free to give us a call. We offer a range of services to help families in need, so we would be happy to discuss your needs with you.
MORE Frequently Asked Questions
What Fees and Costs Can I Expect for Edmonton Family Law Services?
According to the Legal Services Society of Alberta, family law legal fees in Edmonton can range from $1,000 to $15,000. At Alberta Family Law Office our family lawyers can provide a free consultation and discuss our legal fees and costs. These fees vary and do not necessarily reflect the price range illustrated by the Legal Services Society of Alberta.
Fees will also vary greatly depending on your specific legal situation. For instance court fees and costs differ for someone seeking only a divorce than a situation that will involve child custody and/or support payments. We are happy to answer any fee questions you can expect to anticipate depending on the legal services you require.
How Do I Find a Quality Family Law Office in Edmonton?
Many people find it helpful to explore various local legal directories such as the Lawyers Yellow Pages. In addition, if you know someone that has had a similar family situation requiring legal guidance, they may recommend a quality lawyer.
We feel the the best way to find a quality family lawyer in Edmonton is to visit a law office you are interested in for yourself. This is why Alberta Law Office always offers free consultations. We invite you to contact us today and request your free consultation. Our client history and success is unmatched! We are confident you will receive knowledgeable, considerate and unbiased legal counsel. If you are looking for the absolute best legal representation in Edmonton for family law matters, we are here to help.
What Should I do if I am Involved in a Family Law Dispute?
The family law dispute resolution service offered by the Courts provides information and advice on a wide range of family law issues. For more information, please see: http://www.justice.gov.au/courts/family-law/family-law-advice-and-services
Our family law office offers a wide range of services to help families in need of legal assistance. We have dedicated lawyers who are experienced in family law matters and are ready to help you with any legal matter you may be facing. To connect with our family lawyers in Edmonton and learn more about our services, please give us a call today! Be sure to visit other pages on our website or contact us using the contact form provided.
Our family lawyers in Edmonton look forward to hearing from you!