If you and your spouse are unable to reach agreement with respect to the terms of your matrimonial property and divorce, you may have a Judge make the decision for you. In Court, the lawyers and the Judges control what happens, how it happens and when it happens by following our rules of court and laws.
There are many rules that must be complied with and many steps that must be taken prior to getting your day in court. This process often takes a long time. It may take several years to get your case to court depending on the nature and complexity of your parenting, property or support dispute. Court is adversarial and positional. Very few cases that start in Court end with a trial. Most clients eventually settle their cases by using some form of negotiation or mediation.
Bringing personal and professional experience to each clients divorce
Calgary Divorce lawyer, Beryl McNeill has extensive litigation experience and she has seen the destructive consequences that litigation can have on families during her 20 plus years of her Calgary law practice.
In 2007 Beryl dedicated her law practice to out of court settlements. She is committed to helping families negotiate intelligent separation and divorce agreements, amicably and respectfully. Her objective is to assist clients to reach a settlement based on what is most important to them.
Beryl is active with the Family Bar in Calgary, and was the Chair of the Canadian Bar Association in 2009 and 2010. Beryl’s involvement provides her clients with assurance that she has her finger on the pulse of Family Law in Alberta.
If your family situation requires litigation in court, Beryl will provide you with names of litigation lawyers that might best suit your situation.
Contact the divorce and mediation family law practice of Beryl McNeill at 403-410-3844 for an assessment of whether your family situation is suitable for a negotiated or mediated agreement.