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Edmonton Family & Divorce Lawyers Guiding you through the legal process

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TRACY C. BROWN Edmonton Family & Divorce Lawyer

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Family Law is as much about managing the emotion and stress of family breakdown as it is about purely legal matters.

We provide counsel when you are under stress. We provide information and advice on your legal options and guide you through the process, whether an out-of-Court approach (negotiation, mediation, arbitration, judicial dispute resolution, parenting coordination, Collaborative Divorce) or in Court (claims, applications, hearings, trials).

We are passionate about providing personalized high quality Family Law services: divorce, custody & parenting, guardianship, parenting assessments, child support, spousal support, division of matrimonial property, disclosure of assets & debts, valuation of corporate assets, pension division, cohabitation agreements, pre-nuptial agreements, separation agreements, common-law property division, representing children.

Choosing the right Edmonton family lawyer for you

It is always a good idea to meet with a few lawyers before retaining a lawyer to assist with your family or divorce matter. Most family disputes are stressful, emotionally draining and costly. Choosing the right lawyer for you is important. There are many styles of  ‘lawyering’ and many approaches to family disputes, and especially those involving children. Not every lawyer is the best fit for every case or every client. A consultation will enable both you and the lawyer to determine if it’s a good fit.

Typically family & divorce lawyers in Alberta charge for consultations. At Brown Law Group our policy on consultations is that we charge the lawyer’s hourly rate for one hour as a flat fee, regardless of the length of the consultation.

For us, a consultation is much more than a “meet and greet” event. We consider a consultation to be an initial “case assessment.” We go through the pertinent history to understand the background and the nature of your legal problem. Our goal is to give you an overview of what the legal options will likely be for your situation (as much as this is possible with the information before us in a first meeting). We also try to identify any immediate risk factors or legal steps you should be aware of to protect your interests.

After a consultation there is no obligation to retain us. Similarly, we may decide after a consultation that your case is not a good fit for us. We often refer individuals seeking legal representation to other lawyers who may be more appropriate for their particular case. Read More

At Brown Law Group, we understand that the breakdown of a family is an emotional and unsettling experience for all involved. That’s why we work diligently to guide our clients through the Divorce process in an informative and supportive way, while managing the legal aspects of your case.

Whether you just need assistance drafting an Agreement based on what you and your spouse have already negotiated, or you need more extensive help negotiating an agreement, or resolving issues in dispute, our Edmonton Family Lawyers can provide the knowledge and representation you require.

WHAT TO EXPECT

As experienced Edmonton Family Lawyers, our job is to assist you through the legal aspects of family breakdown.

If you retain one of our Family Lawyers after your initial Consultation (where we dive into the details of your specific case) you will be given information and advice on procedural options and legal strategy so you can make an informed decision about which course of action you’d like to take.

If an amicable settlement cannot be reached, our Family Lawyers are trained in various alternative dispute resolution options and in litigation. We want you to avoid Court, but if you need the Court then we are able to assist you. We have Trial experience and do not shy away from the Courtroom when this is the last resort.

With our commitment, drive, and meticulous attention to detail you will receive compassionate, competent and cost-effective representation when you choose to retain a Family Lawyer at Brown Law Group.

HOW TO PREPARE

It will save you time and money to be proactive. By gathering supporting financial documentation and listing your joint and separate assets and debts, you make the process of moving forward with your case much easier. If you are divorcing, you will need to find or obtain a copy of your Marriage Certificate and have all the details including: date and place of marriage, date and place of birth of both spouses, full names and dates of birth of all children, including step-children, and your date of separation.

ADVICE FOR PARENTS

One of the most common concerns we hear from our clients is how their Divorce will impact their children, and how to best protect their children’s mental health, well-being, and future needs. It’s a given that the dissolution of a marriage is stressful. Some children will be naturally more resilient than others, but there is research that shows that conflict between parents causes harm to children.

We should all try to prevent harm to children during this difficult time.

At Brown Law Group, we encourage all of our clients to take the following precautions:
  • Do not try to persuade your children to side with one parent over the other.
  • Do not expose your children to hostility or anger you may feel toward their other parent.
  • Do not speak negatively about the other parent in front of your children.
  • Do not interfere with the other’s parents time with the children.
  • Do remind your children that both of their parents love them and will continue to do so.
  • Do reassure your children that the Divorce is in no way their fault, and is not a result of anything they have done wrong.
  • Do remember that it’s normal for your children to struggle with difficult emotions during this time and encourage them to express their feelings.
  • Do look into therapy programs and other resources for your children if you feel that additional support would benefit them.

If you need assistance finding additional supports and resources for your children, our team of dedicated Family Lawyers can direct you to these resources. We are always happy to connect our clients with local programs and organizations to ensure you and your children receive all the support you need.

IF YOU REQUIRE LEGAL REPRESENTATION, CONTACT US TODAY TO SCHEDULE A CONSULTAION.

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