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Our Lawyers

Demas Schaefer has a dedicated team of lawyers and paralegals that are equipped to help you through your divorce and separation. We know that choosing the right lawyer is paramount for a client – you need someone you can rely upon when things are at their worst and that you can trust to be at their best. Get to know our people and trust us to do right by you.

Mark Demas
Partner / Lawyer / Mediator / Collaborative Lawyer

Mark Demas

Mark is a co-founder of Demas Schaefer Family Lawyers. Mark practices in all areas of family law, including divorce, custody, child support, family property, spousal support, and marriage agreements.
Sean Schaefer
Partner / Lawyer / Mediator

Sean Schaefer

Sean is a co-founder of Demas Schaefer Family Lawyers. Sean has experience in all areas of family law with a focus on divorce, family property disputes, parenting, custody, and support. Adoptions also play a key role in Sean's practice.
Sarbjit Bains
Lawyer

Sarbjit Bains

Sarb brings 30 years of family law experience to this firm.  He has comprehensive experience and has realized success at all levels of Alberta courts.
Jaskiran Bajwa
Lawyer

Jaskiran Bajwa

Jaskiran specializes in high conflict family disputes and divorces. Jaskiran has a deep understanding of the complexities and high emotions that come with being involved in legal disputes.
Peter Ewanchuk
Lawyer

Peter Ewanchuk

Peter is passionate about the practice of Law and assisting his clients to resolve their problems in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
Emily Gore
Lawyer

Emily Gore

Emily was called to the Bar in March 2019 and since becoming a lawyer, she has practiced almost entirely in the areas of family and divorce law.
Natalie Hermann
Lawyer

Natalie Hermann

Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Natalie obtained her law degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 2020, and articled in Saskatoon for a small family firm.
Graeme Kluge
Lawyer

Graeme Kluge

Graeme’s approach to resolving family law matters is fair but firm. He prides himself on tailoring his approach to the needs of his clients and their families. 
Aditya Parihar
Lawyer

Aditya Parihar

Aditya was called to the Bar in June 2022 and since becoming a lawyer, has practiced entirely in the areas of family and divorce law.

Our Legal Assistants

Kyla Baker
Legal Assistant

Kyla Baker

Kyla has 15 years’ experience as a family and divorce legal assistant and paralegal. Since moving to Edmonton in 2006 from Newfoundland, Kyla has worked both in large and small practices.
Sue Kelly
Legal Assistant

Sue Kelly

Sue has over 25 years of experience working as a paralegal and family law legal assistant. Sue loves helping clients navigate the legal system and overcome hurdles they face in their divorce and separation.
Stacey Kosteroski
Legal Assistant

Stacey Kosteroski

Stacey has worked as a dedicated legal assistant for over a decade. She’s has exceptional skills as a Real Estate Conveyancer and also has experience in Wills, Family Estates, Corporate, and Litigation.
McKayle Murphy
Legal Assistant

McKayle Murphy

McKayle has been working as a legal assistant for 10 years. Although she has mainly worked in Family Law, she has also worked in Civil, Criminal, Wills and Estates, Immigration and Personal Injury Law.
Tanya Schofield
Legal Assistant

Tanya Schofield

Tanya is an experienced legal assistant and paralegal. Tanya has over 10 years of experience as a Senior Judicial Clerk and non-presiding Justice of the Peace as well as almost another 10 years of experience in private practice.

What's New

Child support payments do not always end at 18

Child support payments do not always end at 18

In Alberta, the presumptive rule is that following a relationship breakdown the birth parents – or those standing in place of a birth parent – must pay support until the child turns 18 and is considered an adult.

Is it time to modify your parenting agreement?

Is it time to modify your parenting agreement?

After a relationship breakdown, parents must reach a parenting agreement that spells out who has decision-making responsibility (formerly known as custody), parenting time (formerly known as access) and what level of child support is to be paid.