The Legislative Assembly of Alberta had its First Reading of Bill 28 in November 2018. Bill 28 is the Family Statutes Amendment Act, 2018. The purpose of Bill 28 is to amend family law in Alberta in various ways, such as,providing rules about property division for unmarried couples, allowing applications to be brought for sick or disabled children of parents who are not married or are not divorcing and repealing the Married Women’s Act.

The next step is for Bill 28 to be debated in the Legislature before being put to a vote. Follow our Blog for more information on this proposed legislation.