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Statement of Claim for Divorce in Alberta

  • Zeina El Sayed
  • Divorce
  • October 4, 2018
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You have made up your mind about filing for divorce, now you are at a point where you are ready to look at the different filing options available. Endings are also beginnings, we just don’t realize it at that very moment. While you may end an existing relationship, you are on the verge of starting something new. The processes for such settlement of cases are filed through the Alberta courts in a detailed and systematic way, and it all starts with a Statement of Claim for Divorce in Alberta.

Here are some important things you n...

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Separation Agreements in Alberta: What you Should Know

  • Zeina El Sayed
  • Divorce
  • September 18, 2018
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Every time the topic of obtaining a Separation Agreement comes up in a conversation or discussion with a client, I realize that most people understand it the same wrong way. Because of that, I decided to write this blog to explain what Separation Agreements in Alberta, Canada are and aren’t!

So what is a Separation Agreement and what exactly is covered in it?

A Legal Separation Agreement in Alberta is a written document drafted after a married couple separate from one another. It can be either drafted by the parties themsel...

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The Divorce File's Journey in Court after you Stamp it and bid it Farewell

  • Zeina El Sayed
  • Divorce
  • September 18, 2018
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There’s so much ambiguity around what exactly happens with the “Alberta divorce package” once it’s stamped (filed) and retrieved by the clerk. By the divorce package, I am referring to the final documents that are filed on a divorce application. Another term used for a divorce package is “desk application”. A desk application is a court application that does not require the appearance of parties in court. For desk applications, the Justice makes her decision about the file in an office setting at her ...

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Divorce Forms and Paperwork in Alberta

  • Zeina El Sayed
  • Divorce
  • September 11, 2018
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Changes in Alberta Divorce Documents

Filing for divorce in Alberta requires that the proper documents be completed, commissioned, and filed through court. The Divorce documents are standard and only incremental changes are made from time to time. The last big change in document format was in 2010, when the “backer” was no longer required to be placed at the end of the document, and copies of Orders and other “filed” divorce documents no longer needed to be attached when referred to in an Affidavit. It was a welco...

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