Family Law Information

Family Law Information services are provided at various locations throughout Alberta (scroll down this page for specific locations). Staff at these locations help the public (including self represented individuals), the legal community, the judiciary and government offices/agencies, by providing the following:

  • General information about family law;
  • Plain language explanations of court procedure;
  • Court forms for most family law applications in either the Court of Queen’s Bench or the Provincial Court;
  • Help in making sure that the court forms are properly filled out; and
  • Child Support Guidelines calculations to self represented litigants and to the judiciary.

Information is offered on many topics relating to family law, including:

  • Child support
  • Spousal/partner support
  • Maintenance Enforcement
  • Child custody/access or parenting time
  • Guardianship of or contact with a child
  • Enforcement of time with a child
  • Inter-jurisdictional support issues
  • Divorce and corollary relief proceedings
  • Family violence restraining/protection orders

Court forms and instructions are available for applications:

  • For custody, access, child or spousal support (or to change those Orders) under the Divorce Act;
  • For any relief under the Family Law Act;
  • To apply for or change support under the Interjurisdictional Support Orders Act; and
  • For many other types of family law matters.

If you are representing yourself, go to Family Self Help

Assistance is also provided to the judiciary by reviewing desk divorce applications (Calgary and Edmonton) and consent orders (Edmonton only), to make sure the forms comply with the formal requirements of the Child Support Guidelines and to alert the judiciary to any points of concern.

The staff at Family Justice Services cannot give you legal advice or give you an opinion about what the court would do in your case.

Family Law Information is provided in the following centres: