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New Information Pages on LegalAve - November 30

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.

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?
  • 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.
 

New Myths

  • 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.
 

Glossary

Visit www.legalave.ca/lexicon for a list of legal terms and definitions used on LegalAve.

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