​Both federal and provincial legislation can apply to family law in Alberta depending on the circumstances. These include, but are not limited to, federal legislation such as the Divorce Act and Federal Child Support Guidelines and provincial legislation such as the Family Law Act, the Adult Interdependent Relationships Act, the Interjurisdictional Support Orders Act, the Child Youth and Family Enhancement Act, the Matrimonial Property Act and the Dower Act (Alberta). Even some international laws, such as the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, apply to Alberta family law.


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