Alberta Guide to Parenting Time & Decision-Making

Where to begin:

Alberta parenting time and decision-making responsibility
Learn the basics of parenting time and decision-making responsibility in Alberta. What is guardianship? Am I a legal parent? How much will court cost?

Parenting plans (parenting agreements) in Alberta
Parents in Alberta must cover several topics in a parenting plan. Use these templates and guidelines for a plan you can use to avoid court.

Parenting time schedules in Alberta
See parenting time schedules popular in Alberta and what works for your child's age group. Plus, how to handle holidays, school breaks and vacations.

Alberta child support calculator
Instantly estimate your child support by entering parenting time, number of children and parents' incomes. See how different parenting times affect the total.

Agreeing with the other parent:

Resolving custody outside of court in Alberta: 6 options
These methods of deciding parenting arrangements outside a courtroom are increasingly popular in Alberta. Could one work for you?

Going to court:

Family Docket Court in Calgary and Edmonton
Family Docket Court helps the Court of King's Bench put you on the right track to resolving divorce or custody. Learn more about the process.

Divorcing with children in Alberta's Court of King's Bench
The divorce process from start to finish, with the resources you need along the way. Opening a case, attending a pretrial conference and more.

Court process of Alberta parenting cases (child custody)
Six steps to child custody in the Alberta Court of Justice or the Court of King's Bench. Everything from starting the case to getting an order.

Interim and final parenting orders in Alberta
All about Alberta parenting and consent orders. How to get them, follow them, enforce them and change them. Court forms and links.

Filing an Alberta divorce, parenting or child support case
Follow these steps while applying and serving to avoid stalling your case. Information for starting and responding to a case, plus the forms you need.

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