Alberta Lawyers, Family Law, Estates, ADR
Areas Of Practice
Serving Individuals And Families
The lawyers at Kirk Montoute Dawson LLP in Calgary focus on legal issues that affect people. Our work in family law and estates is aimed primarily at achieving solutions that minimize conflict and ensure effective future planning. We provide knowledgeable advice and guidance on practical concerns that have far-reaching benefits for you and your loved ones.
Alternative dispute resolution (ADR)
Going to court often exacerbates conflict. When issues at stake involve care and custody of children, parental relocation and other personal matters, resolution in a private forum is often preferred. ADR includes options such as mediation, arbitration, collaborative law and settlement meetings, which achieve the same result as court but preserve positive relationships. Participants in ADR have the option to be represented by counsel. Final agreements must be reviewed by a lawyer before they are executed.
Few families can navigate the process of divorce or separation without help. Our family law practice is comprehensive. We help parents in the negotiation of care arrangements for children, property division and support. When custody, access or support arrangements need to be revisited due to a change in family circumstances, we provide relevant advice and advocacy. We also negotiate, draft and review prenuptial and cohabitation agreements for individuals seeking a formal arrangement with a committed partner.
Wills and estates
Estate planning is important for everyone. Our lawyers can advise on options that will reduce the tax burden on your estate and ensure wealth preservation for your beneficiaries. We also offer substantive advice on preparing powers of attorney and personal directives that will identify your care choices for when you approach end of life. We also offer probate and estate administration services.
Each of these areas of practice is vast, and our services encompass many niche areas that may be relevant to you. To learn more about what we can do for you, we invite you to get in touch.
The lawyers and staff at Kirk Montoute Dawson LLP work collaboratively to maintain a client-focused legal practice.