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Simple Steps to Getting a Legal Separation Agreement in Alberta

Learn simple steps to getting a Legal Separation Agreement the friendly and affordable way.  Go to the right of this blog and opt-in for your free guide now.  This free guide includes:

  • tips and strategies for keeping it friendly;
  • answers to commonly asked questions; and
  • links of free resources (some of the free resources are also listed below…check the free guide for more!).

Property Workbook

When you download your free guide as described above, you’ll automatically be given a free workbook that will help you begin the process of collecting all of your financial documents.

Parenting after Separation Seminar

You and your spouse may want to take the free 3-hour Online Parenting After Separation Seminar. The facilitators help parents understand how to minimize the impact of separation on children, and offer general information (rights and responsibilities) about custody, access and child support. This seminar is mandatory if you have dependent children under the age of 16 and are filing for a divorce.  An exemption can be obtained in limited circumstances.

Click the link to attend your free online seminar: http://pas.albertacourts.ab.ca/

Family Law Information Centre (operated by Family Justice Services)

The Family Law Information Centre at the Court House can confirm child support calculations and standard of living tests—all for free, which take into account the incomes of both parties after payment of government source deductions, payment/receipt of spousal support and payment/receipt of child support.  Standard of living tests are only applied in certain circumstances.

We also provide you with a copy of these calculations that you can take to your lawyer, along with your Separation Agreement (if we draft if for you) for review and advice.

You can also find the following free online lookups:

• Federal Child Support Guideline Calculator Short Link: http://bit.ly/1mYulLT
• MySupportCalculator.ca for child and spousal support calculations. Short Link: http://mysupportcalculator.ca

Child Tax Credits and GST Credits

Curious as to how much child tax credits will increase or decrease as a result of separation. Or, how much in GST credits you might qualify for? Though this is not likely to affect the division of things, if you find out that your child tax credits will increase a hundred or two, it might reduce your stress a little. Check here for free online calculators:

Canada Revenue Agency CCTC and GST Benefits Calculator

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/benefits-calculator/

Benefits may increase for the primary caregiver or decrease for the payor of child support.

What’s Next?

Not sure what to do next?  Please feel free to contact us for a free consultation.  Calgary:  403-229-2774   Elsewhere in Alberta:  1-800-320-2477.