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Definition: The amount of maintenance (financial support) the parent not living with their child must pay. Also known as 'child maintenance'.

CPLEA has created new resources on Family Law in Alberta in partnership with the Edmonton Community Legal Centre. The five booklets in the series provide practical legal information on Child Custody and ParentingFinancial SupportProperty Division, Representing Yourself in Family Court, and Young Parents. The booklets provide information for both married and unmarried couples.  The booklets can be downloaded for free at www.cplea.ca/publications. Select Family Law from the drop down menu.

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These FAQs are provided by the Canadian Legal FAQs, a website of the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.

Related keywords: Child support, Custody and access, Divorce and separation

CLERC offers legal advice, information, referrals and services to children and youth.The Legal Topics section of their website offers answers to some common questions asked by youth regarding their legal rights.  Lawyers at CLERC provide representation to young people 19 years of age and under who have nowhere else to turn for legal support.

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These online FAQs are provided by Canadian Legal FAQs, a website of the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. These FAQs deal with divorce and provide information regarding: Divorce Act; Grounds for Divorce; Children and Divorce; Custody; Access; Child Support; and Mobility Rights.

Related keywords: Child support, Custody and access, Divorce and separation, Family law general resources, Spousal support

LawNow is a bi-monthly digital public legal education magazine which has been  published by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta for almost 40 years.  Its articles  and columns are written in plain language and take a practical look at how the law relates to the every day lives of Canadians.In each issue, LawNow’s family law column takes a look at a specific topic in this area of law and explains it clearly and concisely.

Related keywords: Child support, Common law relationships, Custody and access, Family law general resources, Marriage, Self-representation, Spousal support

The Family Law Project provides basic legal information on the following topics:

  • Divorce
  • Separation
  • Parenting TIme
  • Child and Spousal Support (also referred to as "maintenance")
  • Matrimonial property
  • Adult interdependent partnerships (often referred to as "common-law relationships")
  • Where to go if you need more in-depth information or help

In addition, the Family Law Project assists people in obtaining uncomplicated child support orders and variations, as well as related applications. A volunteer from the Family Law Project may be able to assist you in court if you meet our eligibility criteria. Please call to determine whether we can help you with your issue. The Family Law Project also provides a monthly Do-Your-Own-Divorce Clinic. Please call to obtain more information and to determine whether we can help you with your divorce.

Related keywords: Child support, Common law relationships, Divorce and separation, Family law general resources, Spousal support

Alberta Resources

 The Alberta Supports Contact Centre is a new contact centre for general inquiries on income support, adult health benefits, child health benefits, child support services, and Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped. Advisors are available to provide general information on these programs and services, make referrals to community agencies and other government programs.

Related keywords: Child support, Health issues

Youthlaw.ca is a website of the Children's Legal and Educational Resource Centre (CLERC). CLERC offers legal advice, information, referrals and services to children and youth.The Legal Topics section of their website offers answers to some common questions asked by youth regarding their legal rights.  Lawyers at CLERC provide representation to young people 19 years of age and under who have nowhere else to turn for legal support.

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How to change an order for child support if the other party lives outside Alberta. Includes information on:

  1. How to change or end an order if you are receiving payments
  2. How to change an order if you are making payments
  3. What happens after you apply and
  4. Appealing the court’s decision
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This online resource is from the Student Legal Services, University of Alberta, Edmonton. It includes information for couples who have been married or are adult interdependent partners. Married persons who are seeking child and/or spousal support as part of a divorce application apply under the Canada Divorce Act.  Non-married parents, married persons who are separated but not getting a divorce, and adult interdependent partners (often called “common law partners”, should seek child and/or spousal support under the Alberta Family Law Act. This resource is also available for download as a PDF.

Related keywords: Child support, Spousal support

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