Table of contents

Eligibility

You can apply for a Custody and Access Order if:

  • you want to gain the rights and responsibilities for your child
  • you want to gain access rights to visit your child
  • your divorce action has started
  • your child lives in Alberta

How to apply

Step 1. Prepare the forms

In the Application for Custody and Access info pack (0.1 MB), fill out these forms:

  • Family Law Application for Custody and Access
  • Affidavit – Custody and Access
  • Affidavit of Personal Service

Step 2. File your order

Do this at the same court, in the same location, where you’ve either:

  • already been to court with the other party
  • started any court action that hasn’t gone to court

If you haven’t done either of these things, file your claim at any court in Alberta.

Note: If you don’t come to court, the judge may make an order in your absence.

Was this page helpful?

All fields are required unless otherwise indicated.

Your submissions are monitored by our web team and are used to help improve the experience on Alberta.ca. If you require a response, please go to our Contact page.

You will not receive a reply. Submissions that include telephone numbers, addresses, or emails will be removed.