Your family matters are important.
When you need legal representation, you can trust the experienced lawyers at Daunais McKay + Harms.
Since 2003, Daunais McKay + Harms has been providing Calgarians with professional legal services to ensure effective results.
Our family lawyers are distinctly equipped to assist you with your legal needs. Our combination of expertise, experience and breadth of practice make us an ideal choice when seeking legal representation for family matters.
A separation or divorce can be one of the most emotionally difficult experiences in a person’s lifetime. Our lawyers can help you navigate this difficult process in a way which meets your needs and achieves your goals.View Specialties
Children come first. Our lawyers are sensitive to the needs of both children and parents. We are deeply versed in the nuances of custody, access and parenting matters.
Marriages act as economic partnerships, where both parties reap the benefits and rewards brought by the union. Upon divorce, it is important to fairly and justly divide property and assets to ensure that both parties receive their appropriate share of property and assets. Our lawyers will provide expert guidance and representation in this area.
Property rights in common-law relationships are different than that of a marriage. Our lawyers will provide clarity regarding your rights, division of assets, and other areas related to common-law property rights.
Child support is the right of the child and a paramount issue for most families. Our lawyers can provide knowledgeable advice about child support in relation to your parenting arrangement.
Spousal support can be awarded after a separation. This is a highly contentious area of the law where knowledgeable advocacy can make all the difference. We have considerable experience on both sides of spousal support matters and will provide you with the help you need.
Many clients have a desire to resolve their matters outside of court. We offer mediation or private arbitration services for parties. We have lawyers who practice collaborative law. All of our lawyers are experienced negotiators, and strive to achieve out-of-court settlements where possible.
Sometimes litigation is necessary in family law. Our lawyers have extensive courtroom experience in the Provincial Court of Alberta, the Court of Queen’s Bench and the Alberta Court of Appeal. We can effectively assist you if your matter is scheduled for:
Daunais McKay + Harms offers services and expertise beyond family law. Our team brings significant experience with a large variety of legal services, and excels with providing timely and strategic legal counsel.View Specialties
Everyone can benefit from a contract that outlines how assets will be handled throughout a marriage or cohabitation or if the relationship breaks down. Domestic contacts outline a parties’ rights and responsibilities in parenting, support and property matters.
We will help you negotiate and craft an agreement that is fair, clear and binding.
No family member should have to endure violence within the home. Under the Alberta Protection Against Family Violence Act, a family member can apply to the Court for an Emergency Protection Order (EPO) if family violence has occurred and the person seeking the EPO has reasons to believe that the violence will continue.
If you believe that a child is experiencing violence or is at risk you may also choose to contact Child and Family Services, Alberta.
Whether you are dealing with an EPO and/or Child And Family Services issues, we can help navigate you through this highly volatile time to a resolution.
Protecting your estate with a properly-documented will is the cornerstone of any family wealth transfer strategy. Everyone should have a will, even when sizable assets are not part of the equation. Creating Wills and Personal Directives are also important to families with young children who may need a guardian in the event the unthinkable happens. Our lawyers will ensure your will protects your interests and is legally binding, guaranteeing that your wishes are carried out as directed without undue complication.
We understand the complexities inherent in probate law and work to provide our clients with experienced probate services.
We can discuss and provide decision-making options focusing on less intrusive measures when an adult needs assistance or requires an agent for personal decisions (healthcare, social, recreational and vocational) and financial decisions. These decisions will follow the best interests of the adult and how the adult would have made the decision if capable.
Buying or selling a home, whether it is your first or tenth, is a momentous event marked by changes and new beginnings. It also involves a lot of work. Let us help strike one item off your to do list, by taking care of the legal matters required to complete your purchase or sale with efficient, personalized and skilled services you can trust.