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Which Court?

If you already have been to court with the other party (for parenting, custody, access, guardianship, contact or support), or even if you simply started a court action (e.g. a divorce action) but didn't actually go to court, then you may already have an Alberta court file. 

In Alberta, the courts follow the policy of "One Family One File" – wherever possible, all court applications have to be made in the same court at the same location.

Not sure if you have an order?  A Court Order will have a title on it that contains the word “Order”.  It may be called a “Consent Order” or a “Variation Order”. 

Sample Alberta court orders:
Sample Court Order Sample court order

If the document is called “Agreement” or “Minutes of Settlement”, it is NOT an order:
  Sample Agreement