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Divorce Lawyer

Divorce allows you to move on to the next chapter in life while attaining a sense of security over your future financial assets, parenting decisions, alimony, and more. By establishing certain rights such as alimony, child support, property rights, and parenting obligations, you can avoid future disagreements and securely and peacefully begin the next chapter of your life.

We know divorce is never easy for the parties involved. At DLegal, our divorce lawyers are here to safeguard your interests and bring you peace of mind during a period that is often fraught with uncertainty and stress. We vigilantly monitor the proceedings, ready to counter any unexpected challenges, ensuring your voice is heard and your interests are defended.

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Divorce Lawyers in Calgary

Our Calgary divorce lawyers are committed to making this process as easy and stress-free as possible by guiding you through all the issues that need to be addressed and helping you avoid unnecessary risks. We will assist with negotiating child maintenance, spousal support obligations, and division of family assets and debts.

We understand that this is a sensitive time for you, and we will guide you through the entire process, from communicating with your spouse and their divorce lawyer to representing you in court and taking care of all paperwork and formalities.

Communication and transparency in the process is key. We will always keep you updated and provide all necessary support. With us, it’s not just about ending a marriage; it’s about paving the way for a prosperous and secure future.

Why Do You Need a Divorce Lawyer?


Getting divorced can be a legal minefield of regulations, agreements, and documents. Our experienced divorce lawyers are here to navigate the legal intricacies of marital dissolution within the framework of Alberta’s family law and federal statutes. Our responsibilities include addressing a variety of matters related to the divorce process to help make your divorce go as smoothly and drama-free as possible.


In cases where disputes cannot be resolved through negotiation, we provide strong advocacy in court proceedings. We present evidence, make legal arguments, and advocate for your positions before a judge. Our divorce lawyers have the knowledge and experience to navigate the courtroom effectively and protect your rights during litigation.


Under Alberta’s Matrimonial Property Act, marital property is typically divided equally between spouses upon divorce. Our dedicated divorce lawyers can assist in identifying and valuing assets, including real estate, investments, pensions, and businesses, and negotiate property settlements that achieve fair and equitable outcomes for you during the divorce process.


Spousal support, or maintenance, may be awarded to one spouse following a divorce to address disparities in income or earning capacity. If this is the case in your divorce, our Calgary divorce lawyers will help you understand your rights and obligations regarding spousal support in the divorce agreement, advocate for fair support arrangements, assist with calculating spousal support, and represent your interests in negotiations or court proceedings, should it go so far.


Child custody arrangements in Calgary prioritize the best interests of the child, considering factors such as parental capacity, the child’s preferences, and continuity of care. We assist you in negotiating custody agreements that promote the child’s well-being and advocate for your parental rights in court, if necessary.


Child support in Calgary is governed by the Alberta Child Support Guidelines and the Federal Child Support Guidelines. These guidelines establish the amount of support based on the paying parent’s income and the number of children. As your divorce lawyers, we will help you understand your child support obligations or entitlements, help calculate support payments, and ensure compliance with both Alberta and Federal child support laws.


Divorce involves a significant amount of paperwork, from divorce petitions to financial disclosures. We know all the documents that are required for divorce and ensure that the correct legal paperwork is prepared and managed according to stringent court requirements. This helps prevent delays and complications in the divorce process.


Our legal advice extends beyond litigation to include guidance on alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation and collaborative law. We can help you explore options that may lead to more amicable resolutions, potentially saving time and reducing emotional stress compared to traditional courtroom proceedings.

Different Types of Divorce

Alberta’s Family Law Act recognizes two main types of divorce: contested and uncontested divorce.


This type of divorce occurs when the spouses cannot agree on one or more issues related to the divorce, such as child custody, division of property, spousal support, or any other significant matter. In a contested divorce, the parties typically require legal representation, and the case may go to trial, where a judge will make decisions on unresolved issues.


An uncontested divorce occurs when both spouses are in agreement on all aspects of the divorce, including division of assets, child custody, support, and any other relevant issues. This type of divorce tends to be quicker, less expensive, and less stressful than contested divorces.


In an uncontested divorce, the spouses can often file jointly for divorce, known as a joint divorce, and may not need to appear in court.

The Value of Legal Advice

The value of legal advice during a divorce should not be underestimated as it goes beyond matters directly associated with the divorce process, like filing paperwork, negotiation, and the like.


We assess your unique situation and develop customized legal strategies tailored to your specific needs and goals. This personalized approach ensures that you receive advice and guidance that is relevant to your individual circumstances, enhancing the likelihood of a favorable outcome.


As experienced Calgary divorce lawyers, we possess in-depth knowledge of Alberta’s family law statutes and regulations. This expertise enables us to provide accurate and up-to-date information, ensuring that your legal rights and responsibilities are fully understood within local laws.

At DLegal, we know the ins and outs of Alberta divorce and family law. We will guide you along every step of your divorce with empathy and compassion. We will ensure that your divorce procedure goes swiftly and without unnecessary stress so you can start your new life as soon as possible.


The decisions you make during your divorce can have potentially long-term implications. We provide insight into the potential long-term implications of your legal choices during divorce proceedings. This forward-looking approach helps you to make informed choices, considering not only immediate concerns but also how your decisions may impact your lives in the years to come.


Each divorce is different and comes with certain challenges. We assess your case meticulously to identify your risks and develop strategies to mitigate them. Whether anticipating possible disputes over property division or addressing concerns related to child custody, legal advice is instrumental in navigating potential obstacles and finding solutions.


A divorce can be a very emotional time in your life, and with all the legal details to deal with, it can easily become quite overwhelming. That’s why we will not only give you legal advice but also emotional support and guidance to help you navigate the emotional complexities of divorce. 


At DLegal, we believe that everyone should have access to top-notch legal services. We offer reasonable fees for family law matters. We are one of the few law firms in Calgary offering flat rates for standard uncontested family matters and publishing them transparently on our website here. View our rates for family matters here.

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