This page provides links to the primary legislation on mediation, arbitration, parenting coordination and family law in Alberta, British Columbia and Canada as hosted by the Canadian Legal Information Institute, as well as a handful of international treaties and conventions that are also relevant to family law disputes. CanLII regularly updates its archive of legislation, and is at times more current than the material available on government websites.
Titles in bold indicate bills that, when passed, will change one or more of the statutes on family law in Alberta and in Canada.
· Adult Interdependent Relationships Act, SA 2002, c A-4.5
· Arbitration Act, RSA 2000, c A-43
· Bill 28, the Family Statutes Amendment Act, 2018, as tabled at first reading and passed
· Family Law Act, SA 2003, c F-4.5
· Alberta Child Support Guidelines, Alta Reg 147/2005
· Interpretation Act, RSA 2000, c I-8
· Limitations Act, RSA 2000, c L-12
· Matrimonial Property Act, RSA 2000, c M-8
· Arbitration Act, RSBC 1996, c 55
· Family Law Act, SBC 2011, c 25
· Family Law Act Regulation, BC Reg 347/2012
· Interpretation Act, RSBC 1996, c 238
· Limitation Act, SBC 2012, c 13
· Bill-C78, an act to amend the Divorce Act and related legislation, as tabled at first reading
· Civil Marriage Act, SC 2005, c 33
· Divorce Act, RSC 1985, c 3 (2nd Supp)
· Federal Child Support Guidelines, SOR/97-175
· Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines (Carol Rogerson and Rollie Thompson)
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international treaties & conventions
· UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, in child-friendly language