Alberta's Family Law Act
The Family Law Act was proclaimed on October 1, 2005. The Act is part of the Alberta Justice's Family Law Strategy aimed at creating a simple, integrated and effective family law system that promotes the well-being of children and families. A number of amendments to the Family Law Act came into effect on August 1, 2011.
The Family Law Act:
The Family Law Act does not address child welfare matters including adoptions under the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act, children’s property under the Minor’s Property Act, division of matrimonial property under the Matrimonial Property Act, and divorces under the federal Divorce Act.