Family law covers any issue relating to family matters or domestic relations. The most common issues are divorce and separation, property division on the breakdown of a relationship, financial support for spouses and children and child custody and access.
Family law is a complex area of law that involves legislation from both the provincial and federal governments and engages different levels of courts. The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench hears matters by married couples who have separated and are seeking a divorce. It will also deal with all custody and parenting arrangements and child and spousal support within the context of a divorce. It will also deal with any property division issues arising upon the breakdown of a marriage or common law union. The Provincial Court of Alberta deals with non-divorce situations, such as separation, parentage, guardianship, parenting arrangements, child support, and adult interdependent partner and spousal support.
With over 40 years of specialist experience in family law, Max Blitt will help you navigate this complex landscape and guide you through what is undoubtedly a difficult time for all involved. Max is sensitive to the stress that the prospect of going to court can cause and will advise on alternative ways to resolve any disputes, such as mediation and arbitration, where these are mandated by the law or are otherwise appropriate.