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Status of Children: Revised Report, Final Report 60


This report is a reissue and update from of Report 20, Status of Children, June 1976. The report provided detailed reasons and recommends that there will be one status for all children; that the legal relationship of child and parent be dependent on their biological relationship; that with the exception of parental guardianship, all rights and obligations of the child born out of wedlock, of a parent, or of any other person be determined in […]

AREA OF LAW Wills and Succession Children Family Law
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May 29, 1991

Status of Children: Revised Report, Final Report 45


This report is a reissue and update from of Report 20, Status of Children, June 1976. The report provided detailed reasons and recommends that there will be one status for all children; that the legal relationship of child and parent be dependent on their biological relationship; that with the exception of parental guardianship, all rights and obligations of the child born out of wedlock, of a parent, or of any other person be determined in […]

AREA OF LAW Children Family Law
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Substantially enacted, pursuant to the recommendations in Report 60 by the Family and Domestic Relations Statutes Amendment Act, 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)).

November 1, 1985

Protection of Children’s Interests in Custody Disputes, Final Report 43


The amicus curiae procedure, describes a lawyer who is appointed to ensure that the Judge receives all necessary information so that he may decide who should have custody of a child or children involved in a custody dispute. The amicus curiae arranges for expert professionals to investigate the circumstances of the child and child’s family and to form opinions as to where the child’s best interests lie. A majority of cases utilizing an amicus curiae […]

AREA OF LAW Children Family Law
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October 1, 1984

Family Law Administration: the Unified Family Court, Final Report 25


This report was created to make specific recommendations towards the creation of a family law section of the Trial Division of the Supreme Court of Alberta. This report does not contain draft legislation for a unified family court and deals only with the structure of the court itself. Court services are addressed in Report No. 26, Family Law Administration: Court Services. The report canvasses developments in other provinces, and discusses why there is a need […]

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April 1, 1978

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

Joinder of Divorce Proceedings with other Causes of Action, Final Report 7


This report addresses the joinder of divorce proceedings with other causes of action between husband and wife. Section 2(g) of the Divorce Act, 1968, provides that “‘petition’ for divorce means a petition or motion for a decree of divorce, either with or without corollary relief by way of an order under section 10 or 11”. It can be argued that this definition effectively precludes any collateral issues being introduced in the petition for divorce and […]

AREA OF LAW Family Law Marriage & Divorce
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ENACTMENT

Alberta Rules of Court, Rule 563(3), Alta. Reg. 315/71.

August 2, 1971