In handling family matters, we approach each case with sensitivity and compassion, recognizing the delicate and emotional nature of such issues. Our priority is to ensure you are well-informed about your rights and obligations throughout the process.
Our comprehensive range of services caters to both simple and complex matters arising from the dissolution of marriages or common-law relationships, including Pre-nuptial and cohabitation agreements, Separation agreements, Matrimonial Property Division, Independent legal advice, Divorce, Spousal Support, Guardianship, Parenting, Access, and Child Support.
A natural parent of a child in Alberta is presumed to be obligated to pay child
support for that child when a relationship ends while the child is still a minor
and frequently until the child has earned a first post-secondary degree or
The court may also order a non-biological parent who raised a child as their own to pay child support. To know more, the MLO team is here to help and educate you.
Other than being married, an unmarried partner who has been in an
interdependent relationship, also known as a common law relationship, for at
least three years and has a natural or adopted child with a former partner may
be required to pay or be entitled to receive spousal support from the former
Not sure? The MLO staff can help you.
If parents are unable to agree on parenting arrangements for their children
after their relationship has ended, the court may issue a Parenting Order
ordering the arrangements. These arrangements may include where the
children will primarily reside, how much time they will spend with each parent,
who will make important decisions affecting the children's well-being, and a
dispute resolution process for any future disputes regarding parenting
A non-guardian adult, such as a stepparent or grandparent, who wishes to spend time with a child may apply to the Provincial Court for a Contact Order. The petitioner would have no decision-making authority over the child.
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