How Can an Edmonton Family Lawyer Help Me With My Divorce?

How Can an Edmonton Family Lawyer Help Me With My Divorce?

One of the most frequently asked questions our clients ask us is “how can a family lawyer help me with my divorce”. Hiring a lawyer to handle your divorce proceedings can be valuable in many ways. Here are some ways that an Edmonton family lawyer from Verhaeghe Law Office can assist with your divorce law and family law proceedings.

  1. Ensure that filing deadlines and procedures are met and followed

Divorce and family law proceedings in Alberta can be complex when multiple interests are involved, high valued assets involved or if there's a high possibility for conflict. Hiring a divorce lawyer to assist with the process not only ensures that filing deadlines are met and procedures are followed according to the law - but can also ensure that required agreements, forms and other administrative tasks are handled in compliance with the laws as they pertain to your unique situation. There is generally no such thing as a straightforward divorce because in most cases there is more than one party with their individual interests at stake. This is one of the reasons we recommend you hire a family lawyer.

  1. Put your best interests as a number one priority

It always helps when you have someone representing your best interests - especially in emotionally surcharged situations. Having a lawyer to represent your best interests in divorce proceedings may help ensure your assets and interests are protected. We have seen numerous situations where clients get bullied by their soon to be ex spouses and opposing counsel. This is another reason why hiring a family lawyer to help represent your best interests can be crucial to getting the resolve you are looking for.

  1. Aim to expeditiously resolve legal disputes

At Verhaeghe Law Office - we make it another priority to resolve high conflict family law situations and divorces as quick as possible. We have two reasons for this. Firstly, it is more cost effective to resolve divorce and family law proceedings as quick as possible, so you're not left with hefty legal bills. Secondly, it reduces any emotional burdens and stress on all parties. The sooner we reach an amicable resolution - the better for everyone including your children (if there are children involved).

  1. Provide multiple legal solutions for you to consider

At Verhaeghe Law Office we also make it a point to provide you with multiple legal solutions for you to consider as it pertains to your unique situation. While we take pride in providing thorough legal advice to our clients - we also make them a part of the decision-making process when it comes to selecting the best legal course of action for them.

  1. Provide representation in court if necessary

In some cases, it is impossible to settle out of court or through alternative dispute resolution methods. In a situation like this - we provide representation at all levels in court for our clients and handle all correspondence, agreements, administrative tasks and proceedings required for court representation. If your divorce proceedings are unable to settle out of court - we recommend you hire a family lawyer sooner than later.

Contact Verhaeghe Law Office's Edmonton Family Lawyers Now For Legal Assistance With Your Divorce Law Matters

You can contact our law firm by either dialing 587-410-2500, emailing us at or booking a consultation request online. We have three offices conveniently located in Edmonton, Athabasca and Whitecourt - making it a priority of ours to ensure easier access to justice for Albertans living in the area. We are proud to assist clients across Alberta with their family law matters so get in touch with us today to book a consultation.

Disclaimer: Please note this article is intended to act as a general overview on a family law topic and does not represent legal advice in any way. For specific legal advice please contact a family lawyer for guidance on your specific situation.

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