Whether anticipating the joys of adoption or experiencing the frustrations of divorce, our Edmonton Family Lawyers will provide information and advice with respect to any family law matter. We are trained in collaborative law and mediation and believe that these platforms provide an effective and cost-efficient alternative to adversarial litigation. We will tailor the most appropriate solution for clients’ particular situation and circumstances in the following areas:
- Custody and Access/Parenting time
- Child support
- Spousal support
- Support variation
- Property division
- Cohabitation agreement
- Prenuptial agreement
- Marriage agreement
- Separation agreement
- Grandparents’ rights
Whether you are dealing with uncontested or contested divorce proceedings, we will address your expectations and will provide counsel and advice on all relevant issues, including custody, access, child support, spousal support, and fair division of matrimonial property.
Custody and Access/Parenting time
Custody and access issues are determined by the best interests of the children. We will assist you with the important decisions regarding custody and access based on the needs and circumstance of your children with tailoring residential arrangements to the specific needs and routines of your family.
Parents share the responsibility of raising their children. The amount of basic child support payable upon separation is determined in accordance with Child Support Guidelines. In addition to the guideline child support, further support may be necessary for special and extraordinary expenses incurred on behalf of a child. We will assist you to determine the actual support obligations in your circumstances.
Upon a breakdown of a marriage, a spouse may be entitled to spousal support. We will advise you whether there is an entitlement to spousal support, what is a reasonable range and duration of support, or whether there are sufficient changes to justify a variation of an existing spousal support arrangement.
Cohabitation, prenuptial and marriage agreements
Relationships begin with promises which are founded on mutual love, trust and respect. Cohabitation, prenuptial and marriage agreements maintain the spirit of mutual respect in the event that the relationship breaks down. Clients can consider in advance how they wish to govern their affairs
Separation agreements and property division
There is no specific legal document required in Alberta to evidence a marital separation. Separation agreements are formal documents setting out an agreement between the parties as to all legal issues arising out of separation. We will guide you through the process of financial disclosure and negotiations with the view to arrive effectively at a fair settlement.
Adopting a child brings happiness to families. We will assist you with the following types of adoption: direct adoption, step-parent adoption, or international adoption.