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At First West Law LLP, we understand that disputes involving your family can be especially emotional and unpleasant. In such a scenario, the support of an experienced family lawyer is essential. Our family lawyer Calgary have helped many families over the years. We provide legal advice and assistance for various family law issues like child and spousal support, child custody, and divorce.

Our lawyers know that legal disputes involving your family require discretion and sensitivity in these difficult circumstances. We work to protect your interests and help you make rational decisions without the need for costly litigation. However, if it comes to it, we passionately defend your rights in court. 

We have also assisted couples who require a lawyer to facilitate an amicable divorce, and our fees align with those charged by paralegal divorce businesses.

You can rely on our family lawyers to resolve the disputes around your family and help you navigate the legalities. Get in touch with us to speak with a family lawyer in Calgary. 


Our family lawyer offers their legal services to help with various disputes and family law matters. We can help you make rational decisions and protect your rights with the following issues:



Divorces may be messy and involve the consideration of many factors like the well-being of your children, the spouse, and the preservation and the division of marital property. In other cases, the parties want an amicable dissolution of their marriage and simply need a lawyer to draft and file a desk divorce in a cost-effective fashion. We can assist you in filing for divorce and protecting your rights during one. Family lawyers are imperative in helping clients make informed decisions during divorce proceedings. In Calgary, our legal experts at First West Law LLP are dedicated to providing compassionate and knowledgeable guidance. We prioritize the well-being of our clients and their families, offering support and legal strategies to achieve the best possible outcome.

Child custody, access, and guardianship

When drafting agreements around your children, we put their well-being above everything else. You can rely on us to defend your rights concerning your children while protecting their interests. If you're based in Calgary and seeking guidance on child custody, access, and guardianship matters, our experienced family lawyer is here to assist you. We recognize the importance of finalizing agreements that not only defend your rights but also safeguard the interests of your children.

In Calgary, our family lawyer brings expertise, ensuring your case is handled with the utmost care and attention.

Child Support

In Alberta, both parents are legally responsible for financially supporting their children. However, with factors like sources of income (non-T-4 employees) and earning capacity, child support may become a complex issue. We can assist in child support matters and guard your children's rights. Factors such as non-traditional employment arrangements or variable income can complicate child support calculations. Our family lawyer in Calgary has the knowledge and experience to navigate these intricacies, ensuring a fair and accurate assessment of child support obligations.

We work closely with our clients to gather necessary financial information, explore all relevant factors, and advocate for a child support arrangement that aligns with the children's best interests. We aim to provide comprehensive legal support, addressing your family's immediate needs and long-term financial considerations.

Spousal Support

Spousal support is another matter that complicates divorces, creating acrimony. We have experience helping both sides - those who consider themselves deserving of spousal support or those asked to pay for it. Whether you seek rightful spousal support or are responsible for fulfilling such obligations, our expertise makes sure that a thorough understanding of the legal nuances involved. Our family lawyer brings a wealth of experience to spousal support cases, aiming to achieve fair and equitable resolutions.

Division of Property 

The division of property is a critical aspect of a divorce or separation. This might include the matrimonial home, vehicles, financial assets, inheritances, gifts of money from parents, pre-marriage assets, and personal property. We help clients with all the issues regarding property division, including creating division proposals and evaluating factors that might affect it.


Prenuptial Agreements
A prenuptial agreement is signed in advance between two individuals planning to marry. The agreement is drafted to reflect individuals' specific intentions in cases of legal issues that might lead to a divorce. Prenuptial agreements cover the division of assets and responsibility for debts. At First West Law LLP, our family lawyer guides clients through the meticulous process of creating a valid prenuptial agreement. This involves open communication between partners, full financial disclosure, and the negotiation of terms that meet the needs of both parties. Ensuring the understanding is fair and reasonable to enhance its enforceability is crucial. Our legal experts in Calgary work closely with clients to draft comprehensive prenuptial contracts tailored to their unique circumstances, ensuring all legal requirements are met.

Cohabitation Agreements

Like a prenuptial agreement but for two people in a common law relationship, also known as an adult interdependent relationship. However, the laws for prenuptial and cohabitation agreements differ, as unmarried couples are not covered under the Divorce Act (Canada) or the Matrimonial Property Act (Alberta) but rather under the Family Law Act (Alberta) and Alberta common law. Consult our family lawyers in Calgary to make an informed decision.

Matrimonial Property and Spousal Support Agreements

They are drafted to strategically resolve issues that might arise after your marriage or relationship ends. Our family lawyer can help you negotiate the terms of the separation agreement. Some of the matters covered under the separation agreement are the custody of children, spousal support, and pensions, among others.


Are you wondering whether our family law services in Calgary are right for your issue? You can send us your query, and we will reply.


Personalized Family Law Assistance in Calgary 

Our years of family law experience enable us to help people entrenched in complicated family matters. Our lawyers are personable and pragmatic and will provide a cost-effective approach to your family law matter. Moreover, we're always available to answer your queries at every step of the legal process. In addition to our legal expertise, our family lawyer in Calgary is known for being personable and pragmatic. We believe in open communication and will keep you informed at every stage of the legal process. You can have faith in us to address your concerns and provide the clarity you need to make informed decisions for your family's future.

If you have questions or need assistance with a family law matter in Calgary, don't hesitate to reach out.


Schedule an Appointment with Our Family Lawyers in Calgary

Are you worried you're being treated unfairly in a divorce? Are you worried about the well-being of your children? Our Calgary family lawyer has experience in resolving family issues efficiently and amicably. Get in touch with us to get the legal advice that you need.

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