Practice Areas

As the name implies, the lawyers here at Family Lawyer of Edmonton specialize in just one thing: family law. We know it inside and out. We’ve dealt with all the major issues that can arise.

Families are about love, laughter, supporting each other, and spending time together. Yet in some ways the also operate a bit like miniature businesses. They acquire assets and liabilities. They require contingencies for the care of their most vulnerable members, such as children and elders. From time to time, they do need legal support.

We provide that support. We provide the strategy you need to bring your family law matter to a successful conclusion. We’re caring experts and specialists who keep your best interests front and center. Our responsive Edmonton team is here for you and ready to help.

Here are some of the most common matters that we handle.

Divorce

Dissolving a marriage is anything but simple. To get a fair divorce settlement you need an empathetic advocate with a firm grasp of the law. All of the lawyers on our team have years of experience and can help you get the best settlement possible.
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Custody

Getting sued for sole custody? Want to sue for sole custody yourself? Being involved in a custody battle is scary and grueling. We can help you put your best foot forward in court and give you some sense of what the courts are likely to do. We can help you make the case that will help you preserve your relationship with your child or children. Read more.

Spousal Support

There is no greater point of contention in most Edmonton divorce cases than spousal support. It has a huge impact on the post-divorce budget of both parties. Make sure your spousal support agreement is fair, or get help modifying a spousal support agreement that’s no longer reasonable.
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Adoption

It’s virtually impossible to have a successful Alberta adoption without the help of a qualified family lawyer. It takes more than love to transform someone into the legal parent of a child. You must navigate a long and complex legal process. Let us guide you through the process.
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High Net Worth Divorces

High net worth divorces require special care. They are by far the most complicated kind of divorce, as even splitting up assets can greatly devalue them. If you want to protect your retirement accounts, investment accounts, business, and real property then you’ll get a lawyer who knows how to craft creative legal solutions that work.
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Access & Visitation

Dissolving a marriage is anything but simple. To get a fair divorce settlement you need an empathetic advocate with a firm grasp of the law. All of the lawyers on our team have years of experience and can help you get the best settlement possible.
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Child Support

Need a child support modification? Struggling to get the child support you are owed? Whether you are the payor or the payee, child support comes with a host of issues that need to be resolved.
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Prenuptials

Developing and signing a prenuptial agreement is one of the best ways to protect your future finances and assets. Make sure the one you and your spouse do sign is legally binding and fair. We can help you negotiate and craft a prenuptial that will address every issue that needs to be addressed.
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Common Law Separations

If you’ve lived together for three or more years or have a child together, then in Alberta, you have a common law marriage. You have an equal legal right to property acquired after the marriage began. You’ll need a formal common law separation agreement to protect your rights, and to address issues like child and spousal support.
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Other Issues

If it is a family legal issue then we can help. For example, we can help with elder guardianship issues, or with paternity issues. Not sure whether we handle your particular legal matter? Feel free to give us a call! If your matter isn’t within our wheelhouse we’ll happily refer you to another lawyer.

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