The maximum value of disputes that can go before small claims court is being increased next month, the province announced on Monday.

The Provincial Court of Alberta’s civil claims limit will go up from $25,000 to $50,000 on Aug. 1.

The province says the change will give Albertans greater access to the provincial court system and ensure timely and cost effective resolutions of civil claims.

The move will also ensure resources are available for more complicated cases, said Alberta Justice Minister Jonathan Denis.

“Increasing access to justice for Albertans is a priority. This is why the civil claims limit in the Provincial Court is being increased, and why more options for dispute resolution are being introduced,” he said in a release.