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Status of Children, Final Report 13


The law distinguishes between persons born in wedlock and persons born out of wedlock. The distinctions are to the disadvantage of persons born out of wedlock, and that disadvantage should be removed. Insofar as it is practicable and beneficial to do so, this report places places the child born out of wedlock in as good a legal position as the child born in wedlock. In order to give effect to the principle of equal treatment […]

AREA OF LAW Family Law
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ENACTMENT

Substantially enacted, pursuant to the recommendations in Report 60 by the Family and Domestic Relations Statutes Amendment Acta, 1991, SA 1991, c 11 amending the Domestic Relations Act (now RSA 2000, c D-14, ss 50(1), 77-84); the Family Relief Act (now RSA 2000, c F-4, s 1(b)); and the Intestate Succession Act (now RSA 2000, c I-10, s 1(b)).

June 1, 1976

Illegitimacy, Research Paper 10


At the time of publication, there was legal differentiation within Alberta based on a child’s “legitimacy” or lack thereof; in other words, whether the child was “the offspring of [a] stable union” or not. This paper assesses the law relating to the determination of “legitimacy” (at the time of publication), the effect legitimacy had on one’s legal standing in various situations, and possible approaches to reform with an eye to reducing the distinction between “legitimate” […]

AREA OF LAW Children Family Law
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June 4, 1974