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Family Law

Divorce, child custody, adoption, separation of assets, and guardianship are just a few of the issues that might lead an individual or family to need a reputable family lawyer. If you find yourself facing a legal proceeding that could have implications for you and your family unit, contact Verhaeghe Law Office for the support and legal guidance you need to achieve the proper resolution.

As locally established and highly reputable family law specialists, our legal team is here to offer you the representation you need to pursue your desired outcome. We understand that family legal matters can be very stressful, emotionally disruptive, and potentially financially detrimental. Allow us to assist you by putting our expertise and years of experience at your disposal.

The first step is to book a consultation with one of our dedicated lawyers. You can do so by calling us at (587) 410-2500 and arranging a time that’s convenient for you.

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What is family law?

Family law is an umbrella term in that world of law. It refers to any legal practices that involve family matters. These may be divorce, child adoption, child custody, or any other number of family-related issues. If you find yourself looking for a lawyer to help you navigate the world of family law, we invite you to contact Verhaeghe Law Office.

Offering the most comprehensive family law services in the region, we are ready to advocate for you and your family. With professionals like us just a simple phone call away, you will never have to navigate the complex world of law alone.

Would you like to learn more about our legal services? Call (587) 410-2500 at your convenience to schedule a consultation. We cannot wait to serve you.

We’re Well-Versed in Family Court Procedures

Our seasoned professionals have an unrivaled depth of expertise in family court procedures, ensuring that your legal matters are in the most capable hands. Navigating the intricate labyrinth of family law can be daunting, but our team's profound knowledge and experience are a testament to our excellence in the field. We take pride in demystifying complex legal processes, making them comprehensible and manageable for you.

When you choose us, you're not just hiring a legal team—you're securing steadfast guidance, unwavering support, and formidable representation. You can rest assured that your interests are at the forefront of our service every step of the way.

Do you have questions about the next steps in court and what to do to best prepare for an upcoming hearing? We encourage you to hire us for steadfast legal guidance on a wide variety of family court matters.

Family Lawyers When You’re in Need

There are many reasons why you might need a family lawyer. You may need the advice of a professional when pursuing child adoption, or you might be interested in drafting a prenuptial agreement for yourself and your spouse. No matter the reason, we want our firm to be the one you contact when you are in need.

At Verhaeghe Law Office, we combine years of experience with an impeccable track record as a trusted family law firm. We’ve served a wide range of clients with different needs and different situations. Our extensive work history has given us the unique capability to handle just about any type of case, from family litigation to divorce mediation and more. Whether you need help navigating the law or you need expert representation in court, look no further than our team of expert family lawyers.

Experienced Lawyers for You

Working with an experienced attorney makes all the difference. The legal experts at our firm know how to navigate all facets of family law with ease, ensuring we do not waste a moment of your time. We know how to prepare you for the road ahead, and we know how to sidestep the difficulties that many inexperienced attorneys are unable to avoid. Let us be your advocates.

With our family law services, you can expect:

  • Personalized advice and guidance
  • Tailored legal solutions
  • In-depth case reviews and consultations
  • Tenacious negotiation and litigation tactics
  • A team committed to your success

Serving Families and Spouses

There are many reasons why you might feel compelled to seek out our attorneys. We want you to know that we can help you—from the division of assets to re-negotiation of alimony, we extend our services to matters big and small.

Divorce Law

Do you wish to avoid a trial during your divorce proceedings? We can work with you and your spouse’s attorney to discuss the division of property, spousal support payments, and more. We will go the distance to ensure you begin your life’s next chapter with the support and peace of mind you need.

Divorce law can be difficult to navigate. Whether you and your spouse agree on the terms of the divorce or not, it pays to have an expert walk you through the whole process. Verhaeghe Law Office provides thoughtful advice and tailored solutions to find the best solution to your situation. From mediation and arbitration to litigation, we are ready to champion your rights and help you turn the page on this chapter of your life.

We can help with:

  • Contested divorces
  • Uncontested divorces
  • Divorce mediation
  • Divorce arbitration
  • Common-law divorce/separation
  • Legal agreements
  • Alimony
  • …and more

Property Division

Our property division attorneys are tenacious advocates for your interests. Using a time-tested approach, they delve into every asset, liability, and nuance of your financial landscape. Leveraging a combination of legal acumen and negotiation prowess, they diligently work to ensure an equitable distribution. When you enlist our experts, you're not just securing legal representation—you're guaranteeing that every facet of your assets and properties remains well-guarded and appropriately allocated.

How Hiring an Alimony Lawyer Contributes to a Favorable Outcome

When you hire one of our alimony lawyers, they’ll act as your dedicated advocate, rigorously working to ensure you receive a fair and just alimony settlement. Drawing from vast legal expertise, they assess the complexities of your marital finances, the duration of your union, and the distinct circumstances that underpin your case.

Armed with this data, they craft a compelling argument, highlighting your financial requirements and rights. Our alimony experts provide unwavering representation throughout negotiations or court proceedings, ensuring your interests aren’t overlooked.

Engaging an alimony lawyer means bolstering your chances of securing a favorable outcome supported by a compelling legal strategy.

Child Custody and Child Support

Whether you are in the early stages of divorce or you wish to re-visit existing terms, we can help you. We understand the sensitive nature of child-related matters. Let us be the ones to advocate for you and your children’s welfare.

In matters of family law, the well-being of the child or children should always take precedence. Verhaeghe Law Office works to protect the child’s best interests and ensure all parties work with that end in mind. We work closely with our clients to help them navigate the law, understand their obligations, and achieve a successful resolution to their case. With us on your side, you can rest assured: You’re not just in good hands. You’re in the hands of the best in the business.

What Makes Us Good Divorce and Custody Lawyers?

Our seasoned divorce and custody lawyers prioritize the well-being of your children while helping you navigate the intricacies of divorce proceedings. With a wealth of experience, they champion a harmonious approach to custody, ensuring arrangements reflect the child's best interests.

Our team crafts solutions that foster continuity and support for your child by analyzing factors like:

  • Parental roles
  • Emotional bonds
  • Stability
  • …and more

Collaborating with us means access to formidable legal expertise and compassionate guidance that recognizes the emotional nuances of divorce and the paramount importance of your child's well-being.

Adoption and Foster Care

As eager as you might be to welcome a new child into your happy home, there is still much legal work that needs to be done. Luckily, we are just a phone call away.

If you are filing for a divorce or separation, or are facing legal issues within a civil union or domestic partnership, you need to hire a legal team that will work to understand your interests and represent you accurately.

Verhaeghe Law Office has been working in family law for many years. We understand the sensitivity of family legal matters and strive to provide our clients with the customized support and guidance they need in and out of court.

If you are seeking a highly qualified family lawyer, look no further. Reach us at (587) 410-2500 today to book a consultation with our experts.

Contested Divorces

When a divorce is contested, all parties involved in the marriage can’t agree on critical issues such as child custody, property division, and spousal support. If you find yourself in this challenging situation, we can help. With our lawyers on your side, you’ll receive strategic legal representation to protect your rights and interests.

We understand the emotional, mental, and financial toll a divorce can take, so we take a compassionate approach and apply our in-depth legal knowledge to guide you through the process as smoothly as possible. We work diligently to negotiate favorable settlements, utilizing our extensive litigation skills and expertise in family law. Together with you, we’ll work toward reaching the best-case scenario.

Uncontested Divorces

While going through a divorce is challenging, the process is simplified if it’s uncontested. In an uncontested divorce, both parties can agree on essential matters such as child custody, property division, and spousal support without court intervention. At Verhaeghe Law Office, we provide efficient and cost-effective uncontested divorce services to help you seek a beneficial resolution to your marital dissolution.

Although an uncontested divorce doesn’t require going to court, a lawyer must still represent you. Our experienced lawyers can provide skilled legal guidance and representation to help your divorce process go smoothly and expediently. You’ll receive assistance drafting clear and comprehensive settlement agreements that aim to produce a fair outcome in writing.

If you and your spouse have amicably agreed to the terms of your divorce, one of our talented lawyers will help you work through the final proceedings.

Divorce Mediation

With our divorce mediation services, you’ll go through a constructive and collaborative approach to resolving disputes in your divorce. One of our lawyers will act as the neutral third-party mediator facilitating open communication and negotiation between you and your spouse to reach mutually satisfactory solutions in key areas, such as the division of assets and custody.

Our family lawyers are trained in mediation techniques and can help make the process go peacefully with a minimum of contention and stress. We’ll create a supportive and safe environment where you can express your concerns, ensuring they’re heard and considered. Our goal is to provide you with a proactive and cooperative approach to resolving your divorce, empowering you to make informed decisions and maintain control over the outcome of your case.

Divorce Arbitration

Our professional divorce arbitration service offers a private and expedited alternative to traditional court litigation. When you partner with us, one of our lawyers will act as a neutral third-party arbitrator and a decision-maker. Legal arbitration could be the most appropriate approach to settling your divorce outside of court if mediation isn't possible and there are contested issues.

Your representative lawyer will impartially evaluate evidence, hear arguments, and issue binding decisions on child custody, property division, support, and all other areas of concern. Since arbitration representation allows for a quicker resolution than traditional court litigation, you’ll benefit from going through a flexible and efficient proceeding.

Put your divorce headache to rest—call us today for a private and respectful consultation with one of our family lawyers.

Fight for the Outcome You Want in Family Court

What gets decided in family courts can have lasting and significant impacts on your life and the lives of your loved ones. It’s essential that you work with a lawyer who can represent your best interests and do everything possible to achieve the outcome that works best for all parties involved. We understand that matters of family law can be contentious and deeply personal. That’s why we’re here to provide level-headed, objective advice and guidance that strategically works to get you the result you need to move forward with your life.

When you reach out to us regarding your case, we’ll explore every angle and obtain any information necessary to negotiate and argue on your behalf. By preparing your case, constructing a strategy, and carrying it out fully, we can prepare you to enter the courtroom, leaving nothing uninvestigated or unconsidered.

There are no guarantees when it comes to cases before the courts, but we can promise to do everything possible to represent you and your desired outcome to the best advantage. Please don’t hesitate to contact us and find out for yourself how we can help you set yourself up for success in the courtroom.

Consult with Our Family Lawyers

Every family has unique needs when it comes to hiring legal support. At Verhaeghe Law Office, our goal is to bring every individual the customized guidance they need to protect their rights.

If you're not sure what your needs are, it's best to start the process by booking a consultation. During the meeting, we will gain an understanding of your situation and the legal guidance you are seeking. We will discuss your expectations, and what you wish the outcome to be.

Together we will come up with a strategy to get you where you wish to go. Understanding the nuances of your situation may take more than one meeting, so be patient with the process, and our team will work hard to ensure that your needs are met.

Legal Support for Various Family Matters

There are many reasons why parents and spouses may choose to seek help from a family lawyer. Here are some of the cases we have dealt with:


One of the most common reasons that people hire family lawyers is for issues surrounding divorce. Divorce can be tricky, and agreeing on the details of property and assets, as well as child and spousal support is not always amicable. A family lawyer can help protect your rights and gain you access to what you're entitled to.

Child Custody

Child custody is a sensitive subject. If you and your former partner are having difficulty coming to terms with these matters, hiring a family lawyer may be necessary. Having an attorney is crucial if you do not believe that your child's parent is financially or otherwise fit to care for your children's well-being.


Adoption can be an exciting time for any family, but the process is not always easy, and there are a series of steps that must be taken. Hiring a family lawyer can be helpful in making sure that the process is completed smoothly.

We possess an acute understanding of the adoption process, which helps you save time, stress, and effort. Our comprehensive work history has led us to help countless parents build a loving and caring family, regardless of the circumstances of the adoption. Whether you’re looking to make a private adoption or adopt a child in government care, we’re here to help.

We can help with:

  • Government-care adoptions
  • Out-of-country adoptions
  • Private adoptions
  • Adult adoption
  • Adoption through the Wednesday’s Child Program
  • Post-adoption registry

To become an adoptive parent in Alberta, the Child, Youth, and Family Enhancement Act stipulates that the person applying to adopt must be an adult and a resident of Alberta at the time of the application. To learn more about eligibility and what we can do to help you, don’t hesitate to contact us for an initial consultation today.


Enlisting a legal guardian for your child can be very comforting, but the process is complex. The support of a lawyer is beneficial for this process to run smoothly. We can help you work through the paperwork and ensure that the application is appropriately completed.

Family Estate Lawyers

Our family estate lawyers offer a full suite of services designed to safeguard your legacy and ensure the seamless transition of assets to your loved ones. With their profound knowledge of estate laws and a keen understanding of family dynamics, they assist in crafting watertight wills, setting up trusts, and guiding you through probate processes.

Their expertise extends beyond documentation. You can count on our family estate lawyers to provide invaluable counsel on potential tax implications and asset protection strategies. Partnering with our team means ensuring your estate is structured optimally, minimizing disputes and uncertainties.

While navigating the intricate maze of estate planning, our lawyers are your trusted allies, ensuring every detail aligns with your wishes and your family's future security.

Find a Reputable Family Attorney Near You

If you’re involved in a matter of family law, you likely don’t have the luxury of spending time and energy researching the best lawyer in your area who specializes in your particular situation. Fortunately, you’ve already found them.

Verhaeghe Law Office is a storied and dedicated local law firm with a great deal of experience and expertise negotiating and arguing on our client’s behalf. Whatever your situation and however complicated the backstory, we’re ready to offer you the assistance you need. We’ll approach your case with the same attention to detail and readiness to explore every possibility that has allowed us to achieve beneficial outcomes for our clients in the past.

When you need a legal team you can dependably lean on throughout this difficult and trying time, turn to the attentive and courteous lawyers who work at our offices. We’re ready to listen to your concerns and do everything possible to resolve your situation in your favor. Begin by booking a consultation with our team. Call today to find a date that works for you.

The Initial Consultation

If you're seeking help from a family law firm, our team of dedicated lawyers will provide you with informative and understandable legal advice tailored to your unique situation. 

We represent every client we take on with their best interest at heart. At our initial consultation, you and one of our lawyers will get to know each other. Our lawyer will listen to everything you have to say, including your questions, concerns, and what you expect from the process. 

We can appreciate that going through a family legal case can become quite difficult due to its sensitive nature, so we believe family lawyers should seek to create a welcoming and comfortable environment for every client. We provide every client with a private setting to engage in a one-on-one conversation to discuss the personal details of their case. It's our goal to ensure every client feels comfortable in a trusted space. 

The initial consultation will be used to gather all the necessary information and documentation to make up the foundation of the case. These details will include, but are not limited to:

  • The type of family law service you require (divorce, child support, spousal support, child custody, property division) 
  • The grounds under which you’re seeking a divorce or any other resolution
  • What type of child custody you are seeking (joint, sole, shared, and split), if applicable
  • Any child and/or spousal support you’re seeking, if applicable

Once we’ve established the details of the case and discussed your legal situation, we’ll discuss how best to move forward and what will be expected of you throughout the case. You’ll be advised of all your options, and your lawyer will offer you professional advice on what they believe would be the most promising approach. 

Our team of lawyers has decades of collective experience specializing in family law. So, if you're looking for a family lawyer to take your case seriously and fight for you, you're in the right place. To take advantage of our initial consultation, contact our office at (587) 410-2500. 

The Family Law Firm Committed to Serving You

When it comes to family law, we believe that the best approach is a customizable approach. Since every client we work with has a unique case, we adjust our strategy accordingly to yield the best results. 

Clients can rely on us to fight for them with every tool at our disposal and do our best to represent their case. We’ll use all the available resources we possess as an experienced and successful legal team and apply them accordingly. Family court proceedings are known to be lengthy, but we’ll always do our best to make every meeting as efficient as possible and bring your situation to the conclusion you’re seeking.

Every team member is dedicated to providing a positive and comfortable experience, and we do this by removing as much stress from our clients’ lives as possible. When you work with one of our lawyers, you can rest assured that you’re in excellent hands and always have a trusted legal source to turn to.

Why Hire a Dedicated Family Lawyer?

Not all law firms are well-versed in family law. It’s important to select a lawyer specializing in this field because they can provide you with the best advice and guidance. At Verhaeghe Law Office, our lawyers are specially trained to handle all family law matters, such as:

  • Divorce proceedings and their associated issues, including separation of assets, spousal support, child custody, and access to children
  • Adoption applications
  • Guardianship applications
  • Grandparent access to children
  • Cohabitation agreements and marriage contracts
  • Restraining orders

We have the skills and resources to protect your interests and help you achieve the most favourable outcome in your case. If you’re looking for reputable and reliable legal representation regarding a family matter, reach out today to consult with our team.

Knowledgeable in All Aspects of Family Law

Having an experienced legal representative is the best thing you can do for yourself and your family. Hiring an experienced family law attorney to manage your case can help in several ways, including:

  • Providing legal advice and assistance to help you navigate the complexities of family law proceedings
  • Guiding you through complicated paperwork, forms, and documents
  • Representing you skillfully and assertively in court, if necessary
  • Helping ensure that your rights are respected and protected throughout the legal process

At Verhaeghe Law Office, you can count on our team of dedicated family lawyers to provide you with the support and counsel that your situation needs. We understand the unique challenges and nuances associated with family law proceedings. We’re here to help you handle them with expertise and care.

Compassionate Family Lawyers

In addition to professional legal advice, our family law lawyers are here to provide compassionate understanding during this difficult time. We understand the emotional strain that legal proceedings can have on you and your family. Our lawyers are here to listen to you, answer any questions or concerns you may have, and truly understand the gravity of your situation.

We want you to feel comfortable discussing your fears or worries with us. Our goal is to maintain an open channel of communication throughout the process so that you can be sure your case is being taken seriously.

Open Communication

At Verhaeghe Law Office, we pride ourselves on providing our clients with open and honest communication throughout their cases. Our lawyers are committed to keeping you informed and up to date on the progress of your case. We’ll respond promptly to any emails or phone calls you make and ensure that you’re fully informed of all the developments.

Create a Mutual Understanding

Family law proceedings can be difficult and complex, but having a dedicated family lawyer by your side can make the process much easier. At Verhaeghe Law Office, our lawyers are committed to helping you create a mutual understanding between all parties involved and get the best possible results.

Our team of family law lawyers will guide you through the process and ensure that your interests are protected every step of the way. With our help, you can rest assured that your case will be handled with care and respect.

If you’re looking for knowledgeable, understanding, and compassionate legal representation, contact Verhaeghe Law Office today.

Transparent Pricing on Family Lawyers

We understand that hiring a family lawyer is necessary in many cases. We want to be able to support as many Edmonton families as possible, and that is why we are proud to offer our services at transparent and competitive rates.

As a local law firm, we strive to support local families, helping them thrive and build better communities. With that mission in mind, we make sure to offer upfront, honest pricing on all services, and we work hard to help those clients who need it the most.

To learn more about our services and what we can do for you, contact us today for an initial assessment. From there, we will review your case and give you an upfront quote for our services.

Dependable Family Law Attorneys

If you require the services of family law attorneys, you won't find a more dependable firm than Verhaeghe Law Office. Our team is hard-working, dedicated to achieving positive outcomes, and honest with all our clients. We show up on time to all our appointments and work tirelessly on your case while providing honest feedback on your proceedings' status.

Our services span child and spousal support, and we offer reliable and efficient mediation services. Whatever issue or dispute you're dealing with, our lawyers are well-equipped to help you manage the situation. Our testimonials are almost universally positive, reflecting our ability to meet the deadlines we set for ourselves and provide exceptional support for all our clients. You won't find a more dependable legal service in the area.

Family Law Mediation Services

If you're struggling to come to an agreement with your spouse about separation, divorce, or child custody issues, we can provide mediation services to prevent you from having to appear in court. Mediation is a popular alternative to court proceedings as it can be quicker, cheaper, and more private than appearing in court. It can be an excellent alternative to contested divorce and custody proceedings and helps ensure that your family's best interests are a priority.

Our experienced lawyers can provide legal counsel before, during, and after your mediation session to help you achieve your desired outcomes. We can schedule consultations leading up to your mediation to ensure that you're totally prepared. We're confident we can offer all the support you need to proceed with your mediation process.

Professional and Supportive Family Lawyers

Family law proceedings can be emotionally strenuous and challenging for all parties. However, our lawyers are highly professional and supportive of all clients. We appreciate the sensitive nature of legal proceedings pertaining to child custody, guardianship, divorce, and adoption. We ensure you don't have to worry about advocating for yourself or dealing with the logistics of family law on your own. We'll help you navigate the complexity of the law, and our lawyers will work hard to help you achieve your desired outcome.

As seasoned experts, we understand that you may need to step away from the proceedings and manage your emotions occasionally. We completely understand the difficulty of family law proceedings and will provide you with the professional and legal support you need.

Understand Your Rights with Family Law Experts

You'll receive exceptional and informative legal services when you partner with Verhaeghe Law Office to manage your family law proceedings. Our team has expertise in provincial and federal laws pertaining to families and can provide breakdowns of your rights under specific bills and acts. While our lawyers' priority is always helping you achieve your desired outcomes, we're also happy to provide information to help you understand the legal proceedings you're going through. We can break down the obligations and duties associated with a variety of parenting arrangements and also direct you to legal resources, which will clarify the complexities of family law. We're family law experts committed to helping each client to the best of our ability.

Edmonton Family Law

Call an Edmonton Lawyer: (587) 410-2500

When most people think of family law they think of divorce proceedings. While Verhaeghe Law Office does handle divorce issues in Edmonton, such as child custody, spousal support, child support, visitation rights, no fault divorces, separations, and asset allocation, we also focus on various other forms of family law as well. For instance, we can resolve issues pertaining to common law relationships, as well as civil unions and other domestic partnerships. Verhaeghe Law Office will also take on cases that concern adoption rights (e.g., same sex and foreign couples), surrogacy issues, and paternity fraud and testing. Moreover, we have settled family law matters that dealt with spousal abuse, and child abduction.

Unfortunately, while family law is a largely part of our practice, many of our clients are referrals or come to us after being with one or more law firms, looking for the personal service that we pride ourselves in giving. Learn More

Furthermore, we are fully aware of the turmoil and stress that family law issues such as divorce can cause on our Edmonton clients. Fortunately, our lawyers strongly believe in the "Family comes first" motto and will do everything in their power to ensure that the interests of the child or children are placed first. We follow strict ethical standards and avoid cut-throat tactics that plague other family law firms. Moreover, our highly competitive and personalized family law services are assured to provide peace of mind and the very best course of action possible. Please contact us today for a consultation and discover the Verhaeghe Law Office difference for yourself.

Speak with an Attorney Today

Clients often come to us in times of stress. They are overwhelmed by the potential proceedings that wait in their future, or they are concerned for their finances and the well-being of their family. Rest assured, the attorneys at our family law firm know how to handle delicate matters with professionalism and care. Schedule your consultation by calling (587) 410-2500 at your convenience.

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