Effective August 1, 2023, the Family and Divorce Filing Digital Service (FDS) will expand to Family Law actions in Edmonton and Calgary judicial centers and to Desk Divorce Packages in all judicial centers.
Use of FDS will be mandatory for counsel filing a Notice to Attend Family Docket Court in Edmonton and Calgary judicial centers. Also effective August 1, 2023, use of FDS will be mandatory for counsel filing Desk Divorce Packages in all judicial centers. For both filings, a grace period will be observed until August 15, 2023.
To read the complete list of accepted documents through the Family and Divorce Filing Digital Service, read the Government of Alberta notice here. For more information on this update, visit the Alberta Court of King’s Bench website here. Further expansion to this process is anticipated near the end of summer 2023. LESA will continue to keep track of these changes and update them on the LESA Blog.