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  • How is child support calculated in Alberta?
    In Alberta, child support is calculated based on the income of the paying parent and the number of children who need support. The federal Child Support Guidelines provide tables that show the base amount of support based on the paying parent's income and the number of children. Additional expenses, such as daycare or medical expenses, may also be included in the calculation.
  • How is spousal support determined in Alberta?
    Spousal support, also known as alimony, is determined based on several factors, including the length of the marriage, the roles each spouse played during the marriage, the income and earning potential of each spouse, and the standard of living during the marriage. There is no set formula for calculating spousal support in Alberta, and each case is decided on its own merits.
  • How is property divided in a divorce in Alberta?
    In Alberta, property is divided using the principle of "equalization of net family property." This means that each spouse's assets and debts are added up, and the spouse with the higher net worth pays the other spouse half the difference. Only property that was acquired during the marriage is subject to division, with some exceptions for inheritances or gifts. The division of property can be negotiated by the spouses or decided by a court if they cannot agree.
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