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Proposals

These proposals let family law lawyers discuss and vote on what changes they think should be made to the law or court procedures. The results can be viewed and shared with legislators and the Courts. The proposals put forth are written by member lawyers, and do not necessarily reflect the views of this website or its administrators. You can view more proposals or make a proposal yourself.


Proposal: If ADR is mandatory, there should be an exception where a parent is not receiving parenting time or their time is being severely limited.
Members - Nov 8, 2023

Ken Proudman of BARR LLP (Alberta)0 Comments

Alberta Justice, in conjunction with the Courts, has sought feedback relating to its Family Justice Strategy. AFLA is seeking feedback from its members to gauge support for the initiatives in the process of being implemented, and to feed into ongoing Family Justice Strategy advocacy.

Please vote and leave your comments, so that we can compile AFLA’s input for submissions now and in developing an advocacy platform going forward. Comments and votes may be forwarded to government and external organizations.

If you think that there should be exceptions, please leave them in the comments. AFLA doesn’t have a position on any of these issues yet, but after gauging our membership’s support or concerns we intend to advocate on your behalf.

Please respond and leave your feedback by NOON THIS FRIDAY, November 10, 2023. However, if you vote or leave comment afterwards it may still be helpful as it informs our longer-term approach.

64% in favour out of 14 votes


Proposal: If ADR is mandatory, there should be an exception for scenarios where child or spousal/partner support is not being paid.
Members - Nov 8, 2023

Ken Proudman of BARR LLP (Alberta)0 Comments

Alberta Justice, in conjunction with the Courts, has sought feedback relating to its Family Justice Strategy. AFLA is seeking feedback from its members to gauge support for the initiatives in the process of being implemented, and to feed into ongoing Family Justice Strategy advocacy.

Please vote and leave your comments, so that we can compile AFLA’s input for submissions now and in developing an advocacy platform going forward. Comments and votes may be forwarded to government and external organizations.

If you think that there should be exceptions, please leave them in the comments. AFLA doesn’t have a position on any of these issues yet, but after gauging our membership’s support or concerns we intend to advocate on your behalf.

Please respond and leave your feedback by NOON THIS FRIDAY, November 10, 2023. However, if you vote or leave comment afterwards it may still be helpful as it informs our longer-term approach.

75% in favour out of 12 votes


Proposal: If ADR is mandatory, there should be an exception for risk of injury or loss to any person or property.
Members - Nov 8, 2023

Ken Proudman of BARR LLP (Alberta)0 Comments

Alberta Justice, in conjunction with the Courts, has sought feedback relating to its Family Justice Strategy. AFLA is seeking feedback from its members to gauge support for the initiatives in the process of being implemented, and to feed into ongoing Family Justice Strategy advocacy.

Please vote and leave your comments, so that we can compile AFLA’s input for submissions now and in developing an advocacy platform going forward. Comments and votes may be forwarded to government and external organizations.

If you think that there should be exceptions, please leave them in the comments. AFLA doesn’t have a position on any of these issues yet, but after gauging our membership’s support or concerns we intend to advocate on your behalf.

Please respond and leave your feedback by NOON THIS FRIDAY, November 10, 2023. However, if you vote or leave comment afterwards it may still be helpful as it informs our longer-term approach.

94% in favour out of 18 votes


Proposal: Some type of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) should be required prior to accessing the court.
Members - Nov 8, 2023

Ken Proudman of BARR LLP (Alberta)3 Comments

Alberta Justice, in conjunction with the Courts, has sought feedback relating to its Family Justice Strategy. AFLA is seeking feedback from its members to gauge support for the initiatives in the process of being implemented, and to feed into ongoing Family Justice Strategy advocacy.

Please vote and leave your comments, so that we can compile AFLA’s input for submissions now and in developing an advocacy platform going forward. Comments and votes may be forwarded to government and external organizations.

If you think that there should be exceptions, please leave them in the comments. AFLA doesn’t have a position on any of these issues yet, but after gauging our membership’s support or concerns we intend to advocate on your behalf.

Please respond and leave your feedback by NOON THIS FRIDAY, November 10, 2023. However, if you vote or leave comment afterwards it may still be helpful as it informs our longer-term approach.

67% in favour out of 15 votes


Proposal: Self-represented parties should be required to meet with a family court counsellor early in the process who will explain the court process and alternatives to court.
Members - Nov 8, 2023

Ken Proudman of BARR LLP (Alberta)0 Comments

Alberta Justice, in conjunction with the Courts, has sought feedback relating to its Family Justice Strategy. AFLA is seeking feedback from its members to gauge support for the initiatives in the process of being implemented, and to feed into ongoing Family Justice Strategy advocacy.

Please vote and leave your comments, so that we can compile AFLA’s input for submissions now and in developing an advocacy platform going forward. Comments and votes may be forwarded to government and external organizations.

If you think that there should be exceptions, please leave them in the comments. AFLA doesn’t have a position on any of these issues yet, but after gauging our membership’s support or concerns we intend to advocate on your behalf.

Please respond and leave your feedback by NOON THIS FRIDAY, November 10, 2023. However, if you vote or leave comment afterwards it may still be helpful as it informs our longer-term approach.

95% in favour out of 21 votes


Proposal: Courts should still permit support hearings to be scheduled even when the Respondent has not yet provided their financial disclosure.
Members - Nov 8, 2023

Ken Proudman of BARR LLP (Alberta)0 Comments

Alberta Justice, in conjunction with the Courts, has sought feedback relating to its Family Justice Strategy. AFLA is seeking feedback from its members to gauge support for the initiatives in the process of being implemented, and to feed into ongoing Family Justice Strategy advocacy.

Please vote and leave your comments, so that we can compile AFLA’s input for submissions now and in developing an advocacy platform going forward. Comments and votes may be forwarded to government and external organizations.

If you think that there should be exceptions, please leave them in the comments. AFLA doesn’t have a position on any of these issues yet, but after gauging our membership’s support or concerns we intend to advocate on your behalf.

Please respond and leave your feedback by NOON THIS FRIDAY, November 10, 2023. However, if you vote or leave comment afterwards it may still be helpful as it informs our longer-term approach.

100% in favour out of 27 votes


Proposal: The financial disclosure required prior to bringing a relevant application should be better specified and limited.
Members - Nov 8, 2023

Ken Proudman of BARR LLP (Alberta)0 Comments

Alberta Justice, in conjunction with the Courts, has sought feedback relating to its Family Justice Strategy. AFLA is seeking feedback from its members to gauge support for the initiatives in the process of being implemented, and to feed into ongoing Family Justice Strategy advocacy.

Please vote and leave your comments, so that we can compile AFLA’s input for submissions now and in developing an advocacy platform going forward. Comments and votes may be forwarded to government and external organizations.

If you think that there should be exceptions, please leave them in the comments. AFLA doesn’t have a position on any of these issues yet, but after gauging our membership’s support or concerns we intend to advocate on your behalf.

Please respond and leave your feedback by NOON THIS FRIDAY, November 10, 2023. However, if you vote or leave comment afterwards it may still be helpful as it informs our longer-term approach.

36% in favour out of 14 votes


Proposal: Financial disclosure by both parties should be required prior to all relevant applications.
Members - Nov 8, 2023

Ken Proudman of BARR LLP (Alberta)0 Comments

Alberta Justice, in conjunction with the Courts, has sought feedback relating to its Family Justice Strategy. AFLA is seeking feedback from its members to gauge support for the initiatives in the process of being implemented, and to feed into ongoing Family Justice Strategy advocacy.

Please vote and leave your comments, so that we can compile AFLA’s input for submissions now and in developing an advocacy platform going forward. Comments and votes may be forwarded to government and external organizations.

If you think that there should be exceptions, please leave them in the comments. AFLA doesn’t have a position on any of these issues yet, but after gauging our membership’s support or concerns we intend to advocate on your behalf.

Please respond and leave your feedback by NOON THIS FRIDAY, November 10, 2023. However, if you vote or leave comment afterwards it may still be helpful as it informs our longer-term approach.

21% in favour out of 14 votes


Proposal: Parents should be required to retake the Parenting After Separation course, for example every two years, before bringing a new application for parenting, child support, guardianship, or contact.
Members - Nov 8, 2023

Ken Proudman of BARR LLP (Alberta)0 Comments

Alberta Justice, in conjunction with the Courts, has sought feedback relating to its Family Justice Strategy. AFLA is seeking feedback from its members to gauge support for the initiatives in the process of being implemented, and to feed into ongoing Family Justice Strategy advocacy.

Please vote and leave your comments, so that we can compile AFLA’s input for submissions now and in developing an advocacy platform going forward. Comments and votes may be forwarded to government and external organizations.

If you think that there should be exceptions, please leave them in the comments. AFLA doesn’t have a position on any of these issues yet, but after gauging our membership’s support or concerns we intend to advocate on your behalf.

Please respond and leave your feedback by NOON THIS FRIDAY, November 10, 2023. However, if you vote or leave comment afterwards it may still be helpful as it informs our longer-term approach.

29% in favour out of 14 votes


Proposal: All parents with applications for parenting, child support, guardianship, or contact should be required to take the Parenting After Separation course.
Members - Nov 8, 2023

Ken Proudman of BARR LLP (Alberta)0 Comments

Alberta Justice, in conjunction with the Courts, has sought feedback relating to its Family Justice Strategy. AFLA is seeking feedback from its members to gauge support for the initiatives in the process of being implemented, and to feed into ongoing Family Justice Strategy advocacy.

Please vote and leave your comments, so that we can compile AFLA’s input for submissions now and in developing an advocacy platform going forward. Comments and votes may be forwarded to government and external organizations.

If you think that there should be exceptions, please leave them in the comments. AFLA doesn’t have a position on any of these issues yet, but after gauging our membership’s support or concerns we intend to advocate on your behalf.

Please respond and leave your feedback by NOON THIS FRIDAY, November 10, 2023. However, if you vote or leave comment afterwards it may still be helpful as it informs our longer-term approach.

94% in favour out of 18 votes














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