As perceptions of the traditional family change and our definition of family broadens, new legal considerations arise, as these social changes often happen more quickly than legislative changes. The term polyamory, for example, generally describes a relationship structure where people engage in multiple relationships with multiple people at the same time, with full knowledge and consent. This is not to be confused with polygamy, which refers to a marriage between more than two people and which is not legally permissible in Alberta. Polyamorous relationships, on the other hand, are not illegal and are becoming more common and socially accepted. If you or someone you know has questions about the legal implications that arise in such a relationship structure, please call us to arrange a consultation.