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About Demas Schaefer

At Demas Schaefer Family Lawyers we strive to provide our clients with constructive and creative solutions to get through the emotional and legal challenges of separation. Our approach is situation specific – after meeting you and learning about your unique situation, we will tailor a strategy to your desired outcome. We will listen to your wants, identify your needs, and work together with you to help you reach your goals.

There is more than one way to deal with a problem. At Demas Schaefer Family Lawyers we are experienced in divorce and family law litigation, but that is just one tool in our toolbelt. While we are able to litigate and argue your matter in the courts, we are also trained collaborative lawyers and mediators. Our lawyers have had success in high net worth negotiations as well as in complex and high-conflict parenting and divorce disputes. At Demas Schaefer, we have experience in alternative dispute resolution and arbitration processes. No matter your situation or preference, we have a solution.

Founded in 2020 during the pandemic, our goal is to provide cost effective and constructive solutions to the problems that our clients are facing. We know that our clients are not coming to see us when things are at their best. Our lawyers are equipped and experienced to provide all levels of service to our clients including unbundled legal services, independent legal advice, coaching for self-represented parties, up to and including full-service representation in complex litigation. Whatever your circumstances, we have a solution for you.

Demas Schaefer Family Lawyers serve all of Northern Alberta. We have represented clients in Edmonton, Leduc, Wetaskiwin, Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove, St. Albert, Red Deer, Provost, Grande Prairie, Peace River, Edson, Hinton, and Cold Lake. We are able to appear both in person and remotely to accommodate all of your needs.

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Child Support in Shared Parenting – Macdonald v. Brodoff

Child Support in Shared Parenting – Macdonald v. Brodoff

Calculating child support is usually pretty straight forward when one parent is the primary parent – determine income, number of children, then look it up in the guidelines. However, when you are in a shared parenting arrangement, child support is governed by section 9 of the Federal Child Support Guidelines.

Post-COVID-19 Access to Justice and Procedure

Post-COVID-19 Access to Justice and Procedure

During the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Courts in Alberta have altered their operations, policies and procedures with a view to helping to contain or prevent the spread of COVID-19 while maintaining, as much as possible, access to justice.