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Hello! My name is Debra (formerly known as Legal Ease). Thank you for your question. I'm reviewing it now, and will post back again shortly.
I am sorry to hear this.
I need a lot more of the basic facts and then I have to be clear about what your question is.
How long were you married for?
Did you live together first and if so for how long?Is there a separation or court order?
What is the $1500 a month for- child support?Are your incomes equal?What is happening with the assets?Do you mean that one of the children is a step child?
You should pay child support based on the Federal Child Support Guidelines and your gross annual income. Based on $84,000 and 3 kids in Alberta you should be paying $1,623.00.
But there is no doubt that you should be sure to get something in writing soon. So the most prudent course of action for you is to consult with a family lawyer in your city with a view to retaining the lawyer to assist you in negotiating a settlement agreement or else proceeding to court if necessary.
You can contact the Law Society and use their Lawyer Referral Service. You will be given the name of a lawyer and can consult with the lawyer and the first half hour will be free.The number is:1-***-***-**** or ***-***-**** in Calgary
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