This section contains helpful links, guides and information designed to assist Alberta family law lawyers, psychologists, social workers, and educators in the family law arena, and Albertan families. The AFCC Alberta Chapter has compiled this section with the goal of providing comprehensive and valuable resources that cover a wide variety of topics.
The Parenting Plan Guide (the Guide) combines knowledge gained from developmental research on the impact of parental separation and divorce on children, with practical insights about the needs of children with parents living apart. This Guide is intended to be used in conjunction with the AFCC Alberta Parenting Plan Template, which offers suggestions for specific clauses that can be used or adapted for a parenting plan.
The material in the Parenting Plan Template (the Template) provides discussion and suggestions for possible clauses that may be used or adapted by parents and their advisors. The Template is intended to be used in conjunction with the AFCC Alberta Parenting Plan Guide, which offers suggestions for positive co-parenting, and discusses age-appropriate residential schedules for children and the making of a parenting plan.
What is a Parenting Expert?
A Parenting Expert is a member of a regulated profession with a combination of education, training, experience, continuous learning and expertise such that they would be recognized by the Court as an expert witness in the area of service they are providing. Most commonly, Parenting Experts are Psychologists and Clinical Social Workers. Members of a government regulated profession (Law, Psychology and Social Work) also have ethical codes and standards of practice to follow and are accountable to their professions. The Parenting Expert must adhere to the ethical codes and standards of practice for their profession. There are two primary types of Interventions that fall under the Alberta Coutr of King's Bench Family Law Practice Note 7 Guidelines [...]