CPLEA has created new resources on Family Law in Alberta in partnership with the Edmonton Community Legal Centre. The five booklets in the series provide practical legal information on Child Custody and Parenting, Financial Support, Property Division, Representing Yourself in Family Court, and Young Parents. The booklets provide information for both married and unmarried couples. The booklets can be downloaded for free at www.cplea.ca/publications. Select Family Law from the drop down menu.
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Preparing for court
This section provides information about the process of dealing with a legal dispute.
- Is going to court the best way to resolve your dispute? See Alternatives to Court for options
- Will you do it yourself or work with a lawyer? See Making the Decision to Self-represent and Choosing and Working with a Lawyer
- How do you gather the information you will need to prepare your case? See site sections: Legal Definitions and Legal Research Tools. You may also find background material in the section Learn More About...
- Where should you present your case? See Courts and Tribunals to learn about the various courts .
- What are the steps and rules involved in going to court? See site section: Court Procedures
- What about the required paperwork? What forms must be completed and submitted? See Accessing Law-related and Court Forms
- The judge did not rule in your favour. Can you take your unsuccessful case to the next level? See Filing an Appeal
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