The Court of Appeal hears appeals from the Court of Queen's Bench, the Provincial Court and administrative tribunals. Court of Appeal sittings are held in Edmonton and Calgary and serve the entire Province of Alberta. This website provides access to publications and forms relevant to Alberta's Court of Appeal.
Many of the forms needed for legal procedures are now available online. This section lists some of the key sources.
Provincial Court - Civil, commonly known as small claims court. Provincial Court - Civil is designed for ordinary people to handle their legal disputes without the need to hire a lawyer. This website provides access to the forms and publications related to the civil claim process.
The Provincial Court of Alberta is primarily the point of first entry into the justice system. This website contains forms that are available for use by the Bar and other members of the public, as well as notices governing practices or procedures within the different regions or divisions of the Provincial Court.
The Court of Queen's Bench is the Superior Trial Court for the Province, hearing trials in civil and criminal matters and appeals from decisions of the Provincial Court. The Chief Justice and other Justices of the Court of Queen's Bench are also judges of Surrogate Matters, which has jurisdiction over probate and administration of estate matters. This website provides access to the forms needed for the Court of Queen's Bench.
Family Justice Services are a group of programs and services offered by Alberta Justice in collaboration with the courts of Alberta. Family Justice Services works directly with individuals and also with the judges of the Alberta Provincial Court and Court of Queen's Bench to help people get appropriate solutions for their family law issues. The site provides information on a variety of issues such as the Family Law Act, formsand quick links for lawyers, family law kits and court information, child support assistance, online learning, courses and seminars for parents, mediation and dispute resolution services, etc. Programs are available to qualifying parties either at no cost or for a nominal charge. FJS offices are located throughout the province.
Family Justice Services are a group of programs and services offered by Alberta Justice in collaboration with the courts of Alberta. This webpage provides general information for those who are representing themselves in a family matter in either Court of Queen's Bench or The Provincial Court of Alberta. Family Law includes all of the legal issues that arise when couples separate or when parties are parenting children together. Family Law does not include criminal charges against a family member, or issues that arise when a family member dies. This site provides general information only.
This page on the Alberta Courts website provides access to downloadable pdf's of forms need for various family law actions.
The Court Forms and Orders Services (formerly known as Family Law Information Centres FLIC) of the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta is a service provided by Alberta Justice and Justice Canada to help you learn about the Child Support Guidelines, and to help those that are making court applications without the assistance of a lawyer. This service can provide you with information about: The Federal Child Support Guidelines, including the tables for each province; How to calculate child support; How to apply for or change a Queen's Bench Order in Alberta in various family law matters, such as child support, spousal support and child custody or access, restraining and protection orders; and how to oppose a family law application in the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta. The service will also make referrals to other community legal resources.
The Edmonton Community Legal Centre (ECLC) is a non profit organization that offers free legal information, advice and representation for people living with low income in the Edmonton area. The Centre helps individuals and families who have legal problems in the following areas: Landlord and Tenant; Family Law (children and guardianship, custody, child and spousal support, marriage, relationships, and property and maintenance) Small Claims; Income Support Advocacy; Human Rights; and Immigration. The Centre offers a filing fee waivers program , which reduces the fee for certain documents filed to individuals who meet eligibility requirements. The program covers documents filed with the: Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service (RTDRS), Provincial Court, Court of Queen's Bench, and the Alberta Court of Appeal. For more information contact ECLC at : 780-702-1725.
The Edmonton Community Legal Centre is a non profit organization that offers free legal information, advice and representation for people living with low income in the Edmonton area. The Centre helps individuals and families who have legal problems in the following areas: Landlord and Tenant; Employment/ Wrongful Dismissal; Small Claims; Income Support Advocacy; Human Rights; Debt; Immigration. The Centre offers an Income Supports Program which will help qualified applicants with appeals for these income benefit programs: Support for Independence (SFI), Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH), Employment Insurance (EI), Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and CPP Disability, and Old Age Security (OAS). For more information, call 780-702-1725.
Links from Alberta Courts, Family Justice Services to forms relating to the Family Law Act for both the applicant and the respondant.
LegalAve is a starting point for Albertans who are looking for legal information on family law. One of the main ways that visitors to the website can find information is via a Guided Pathway—a step-by-step approach that points visitors to the relevant legal information that applies to them when they answer a series of questions related to their family law issues. Areas covered include information about marriage, divorce, adoption, elder care, domestic violence, and child support. LegalAve is a project of Alberta Legal Information Society (ALIS)