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Divorce and Separation is complicated. We can work together to get you through it.

At Demas Schaefer our lawyers have the training and experience to navigate the most complex divorce and separation issues. Our team strives to remain on top of the latest legal developments and are able to find a solution for you in all areas of divorce and family law. Learn more about the law through the resources below.

Divorce & Separation

Divorce & Separation

Divorce can be very difficult to deal with alone. We are here to help get your through what is undoubtedly the most trying time in your life.

Family Property

Family Property

We are here to help you navigate your way through this complex area of the law to ensure that you receive what you are legally entitled to.

Parenting

Parenting

We can assist you by describing those rights and obligations to you and by guiding through you the process of ensuring your children are appropriately cared for and looked after during this time of extreme stress and anxiety.

Child Support

Child Support

We can help you navigate your way through any necessary court proceedings to ensure that you are able to obtain from your spouse or partner the financial assistance necessary to properly provide for your children.

Spousal Support

Spousal Support

Contact us today to discuss what you may be entitled to and how you may be able to go about receiving financial assistance from your former spouse or partner.

Common-Law Relationships

Common-Law Relationships

Let us take the stress and anxiety out of your hands and guide you to a proper resolution in the quickest and most cost-effective fashion possible.

Adoptions

Adoptions

We are able to assist with two types of adoptions – direct placement adoptions or step-parent adoptions. These are both private adoptions where a person with guardianship of a child voluntarily gives that child up for adoption to another person or persons.

Mediation

Mediation

Mediation can be a very effective process to use in coming to a final resolution of some or all issues after separation. We have trained mediators in our office who can assist you with a quick and cost-effective mediated solution.

Prenuptial and Cohabitation Agreements

Prenuptial and Cohabitation Agreements

If you have substantial assets, a corporation that you wish to protect, want to ensure that you estate goes to children from a prior marriage, or simply want to protect the assets you are bringing into a relationship and/or the assets you anticipate acquiring after you are married or start living together, you will want to have a prenuptial or cohabitation contract in place. 

What's New

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.