After a divorce, the parent who doesn't live with the child may be required to pay child support or maintenance. Spousal support or maintenance may be awarded to a spouse in need. Familiarize yourself with how the laws apply to your specific situation.
The resources on this page were hand-picked by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta's team of librarians as a good place to start.
The Family Law Information Centre has created a series of booklets to provide information on Alberta court procedures related to family law matters. This series is meant primarily as a resource for persons representing themselves. This booklet will give you general information about the law relating to child support, and the principles applied by the court when deciding child support matters. (PDF - 54 pages)
LawNow is a bi-monthly digital public legal education magazine which has been published by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta for almost 40 years. Its articles and columns are written in plain language take a practical look at how the law relates to the every day lives of Canadians. In each issue, LawNow’s aboriginal law column takes a look at a specific topic in this area of law and explains it clearly and concisely.