New Information Pages
LegalAve has just released new Information Pages. Learn more about these topics in Alberta, including what the law says, legal processes, common questions, and myths.
- Adopting a Child
- Financial Issues between Family Members
- Caring for a Child: Caregivers, Foster Care, & Kinship Care
- Grandparents & Other Relatives
Updated Information Pages
LegalAve has updated the following pages:
Visit www.legalave.ca/family-law for a list of all Information Pages on LegalAve.
New Common Questions
- My friend said adopting a child is too expensive. Are people allowed to charge you money to adopt a child?
- Can an adopted child be taken back from the adoptive parents?
- When a step-parent adopts their spouse’s child, does the child’s other biological parent have to consent to the adoption?
- Can I adopt a child from Saskatchewan even though I live in Alberta?
- I want to adopt a child from another country. What laws do I need to follow?
- When a child is adopted, what happens to their birth record in Vital Statistics?
- I am adopted. Can I prevent my birth parents from finding out information about me?
- I was adopted. How can I find out information about my original birth records and about my birth parents?
- What is the difference between guaranteeing a loan and co-signing for a loan?
- If I give my cousin a gift of money, can I control what he spends it on?
- I lent my sister some money and now she says she has to declare bankruptcy. Will I get my money back?
- What is a promissory note?
- My daughter has been in rehab. I have been taking care of her children for over a year. She now says that she will take the children and I have no rights to the children. Is that true?
- What is the difference between "kinship care,” “foster care,” and “guardianship of a child”?
- I’ve been taking care of my sister’s children for a few months. Am I eligible for any financial help?
- If I find it too difficult, can I change my mind about being a foster parent or kinship caregiver?
- I have been taking care of my grandchildren for a while. When do I become their guardian?
Visit www.legalave.ca/common-questions for a complete list of all the common questions about family law on LegalAve.
- I don’t have to worry about paying back loans from friends and family.
- I’ve been taking care of my niece for years. That makes me her guardian.
- I have no experience taking care of children, so I would not be eligible to be a foster parent or kinship caregiver.
- Only parents can be the guardian of a child.
- I am already helping my loved one by taking care of her child: I won’t ever need guardianship.
Visit www.legalave.ca/myths for a complete list of all the myths about family law on LegalAve.
Visit www.legalave.ca/lexicon for a list of legal terms and definitions used on LegalAve.