Comprehensive Services

Emergency Protection and Restraining Orders

An Emergency Protection Order is a type of restraining order between family members that can immediately be put into effect. The order provides for the immediate protection of victims of domestic violence, child abuse, stalking, harassment, and other types of crimes. An Emergency Protection Order (EPO) may be required if violence or threatening behavior occurs between family members and there is a need for immediate protection, and can be used to remove an offender from your home and prevent their return. A Restraining Order in family violence situations applies to people who have lived together in a relationship and where the other party doesn’t need to be notified. This is often the proper remedy when people are afraid for their physical safety and, in most instances, you can get the order in the same day. While restraining orders are usually in place for 3 months, they can also be made permanent, if necessary.

Resolve Legal Group’s lawyers have substantial trial and courtroom experience dealing with applications filed under the Protection Against Family Violence Act, and can help you in seeking the necessary order for your situation.

Commissioner for Oaths

In Alberta, a Commissioner for Oaths is certified to endorse affirmations and declarations, take and receive affidavits or administer oaths. These legal documents and agreements are only valid for use in Alberta. Commissioners for Oaths are often legal assistants or assistants employed at law offices and real estate offices. A Commissioner for Oaths is a person who is authorized to verify affidavits, which are statements in writing and on oath, and other legal documents. A Commissioner for Oaths is certified to endorse affirmations and declarations and can also take and receive affidavits or administer oaths within the province.

Notary Public Services

In Alberta, a Notary Public has all the powers of a Commissioner for Oaths and can endorse documents to be used outside the Province. Notary Publics that are lawyers or judges can witness, certify and attest business documents, contracts and property agreements. All practicing lawyers are notaries public. Notarizing documents is done by donation to Calgary Counselling Centre in Calgary and by donation to Big Hill Haven in Cochrane.

24/7 On-call Support

Resolve Legal Group clients have access to our on-call lawyer service after hours “… because life doesn’t just happen between 9:00 and 5:00.”