This website 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. You should speak to a lawyer for advice about your own situation.
When you are representing yourself, filing for divorce is usually the last paperwork you do after all of your issues (custody, access, support and property division) are settled. If these issues are not settled, review the questions above.