Family Law

Overview of Our
Family Law Services

Family law at Shibley & Company encompasses divorce and separation, including parenting, support, property division, and negotiation of marriage contracts or cohabitation agreements. We can also help clients revisit co-parenting arrangements in the years following relationship dissolution.

Working with you

We understand that family law issues can be an emotional and challenging situation to deal with. We will do everything we can to help you navigate the associated procedures to alleviate your stress during this difficult time. We pride ourselves in making sure that your matter is dealt with respectfully and effectively. Every family is unique and so is our approach to family law.

What we offer?

  • Marriage Contracts & Cohabitation Agreements
  • Separation Agreements
  • Divorce
  • Parenting and Access
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support
  • Equalization Payments
  • Family Property Home Considerations

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW IS A DIVORCE ACTION STARTED?

A Statement of Claim for Divorce will be filed by the Plaintiff at the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta that outlines details regarding the parties and their marriage, the grounds for divorce, and the relief being sought. The Statement of Claim for Divorce will then be served on the other spouse who will have 20 days to file a Statement of Defence or a Demand of Notice.

WHAT ARE THE GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE?

When circumstances are such that you no longer wish to be married to the person whom you married, and are living separate and apart for a minimum of one (1) year, you can proceed with an application for divorce. The reasons why you want to divorce are not used against you nor can they be used against your spouse.

HOW ARE THE NEEDS OF CHILDREN ADDRESSED IN A DIVORCE?

The sole consideration is the best interests of the children. Considerations include the child’s relationship with each parent, childcare considerations, children’s need for stability, support, and well-being, among others.

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