Inventory of Government-Based Family Justice Services

Dispute Resolution Officer Program (Calgary) and Child Support Resolution Program (Edmonton)

Province/Territory
Alberta

Type of service
Support Establishment Services

Services offered
Through the Dispute Resolution Officer (DRO) Program in Calgary, and the Child Support Resolution (CSR) Program in Edmonton, family law lawyers (officers) hold settlement conferences with parties seeking child support orders or variations of child support orders.

The parties (and their lawyers if applicable) meet for one hour with a DRO/CSR officer, who will discuss the matter with the parties, assess the state of their financial disclosure, describe the requirements of the Child Support Guidelines and help parties resolve their dispute. If the parties are able to reach a settlement, the DRO/CSR officer will draft a Consent Order which is submitted to the court for review. If parties are unable to resolve their issues in the meeting, the DRO/CSR officer sets out next step(s) for the parties.

Pilot or ongoing service
Ongoing service

Department responsible
Resolution and Court Administration Services, Alberta Justice and Solicitor General

How to access this service
You may contact the program yourself, or your lawyer or the Court can refer you.

Location(s)
Edmonton
Resolution Support Centre
8124, 8th floor 10365 97 Street, John E Brownlee Building
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 327
Tel: 780-427-1907
Fax: 780-415-0403

Calgary
Resolution Support Centre
#706-S, Calgary Courts Centre
601 - 5th Street S.W.
Calgary, AB T2P 5P7
Tel: 403-297-3875
Fax: 403-297-6605

Dial 310-0000 first for toll free access in Alberta.

[ Service(s) offered ]

Language(s)
English

Publications/information
Child Support Assistance

Costs
No charge

Governing legislation/legislative authority
The DRO/CSR program is governed by the Court of Queen’s Bench Family Law
Practice Note 4

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