Common Law Alberta As in all other provinces, couples living common law in Alberta have similar, but not the same, rights as married couples. Property Rights When a marriage ends, property division in Alberta is governed by the Matrimonial Property Act.
Adult Interdependent Relationship In Alberta, common law couples are legally known as adult interdependent partners and are in an adult interdependent relationship. There are basically three ways you can become adult interdependent partners: 1. This act only applies to married couples, not common law couples.
Spousal Support An adult interdependent partner in Alberta can bring a claim for spousal support under the Family Law Act.
A married spouse brings a claim for spousal support under the Divorce Act, but for all practical purposes, spousal support under both pieces of legislation is the same.
An adult interdependent relationship ends when there is a separation of one year, or one of the parties marries or enters into a new adult interdependent relationship.
The lands surrounding Big Lake provide important habitat for Moose, White-tailed Deer, Beaver, Muskrat, Mink, Skunk, Coyote, Red Fox, Porcupine, Snowshoe Hare and Red Squirrel.
When a married person dies in Alberta, the Dower Act gives that person’s spouse a dower interest in the home they live in (homestead).
A dower interest means that the surviving spouse can live there for the rest of their lives. Cohabitation Agreement If you don’t like how the law treats common law partners in Alberta, you and your partner can enter into a cohabitation agreement that sets out your rights and obligations towards each other.
Archaeologists believe nomadic peoples used Big Lake as far back as 9,000 years.
Specific archaeological sites have been recorded dating back 5,000 years. Alberta Fish and Wildlife considers Big Lake to be one of the 20 most important habitat areas in Alberta.