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This directory of Collaborative professionals in Edmonton and area provides the quickest and easiest way to find the qualified professionals you need to obtain a divorce or separation without going to court and needing to deal with all the associated costs and stress.
No two people will need the same support — you may need a collaboratively trained divorce lawyer and a financial planner, another couple may need a mental health therapist for counselling services and a collaborative divorce coach. Yet another couple may just need a family law lawyer who knows how to help a couple through a collaborative divorce.
You have multiple search options (All, Family Lawyers, Financial Professionals, Family Specialists). You can also search by Postal Code if you are interested in “finding a Collaborative Professional in my area”, or by name and keyword.
Heather’s focus is on helping people create solutions that work for them in a cost-efficient way, while preserving their assets and their important relationships. She named her firm after the star, Merak. It is one of the two stars in the Big Dipper that points the way to the North Star, which has long served as a landmark for travellers without a compass. She believes that families are their own best experts and in getting to know clients and with some guidance, they can come up with their own best resolutions and find their way ‘home’.
Heather holds a B.A., Psychology with Distinction (2000) and an L.L.B. (2006). She started her career at Weir Bowen LLP, a general practice law firm that specializes in medical malpractice, personal injury, and insurance litigation. In 2009, Heather shifted her practice to the Family Law Office of Legal Aid Alberta, where she assisted clients in all areas of family law including divorce, property division, spousal support, child support, parenting/custody/access issues, Emergency Protection Orders, and child protection. She has appeared at all levels of Alberta courts and has conducted trials, hearings, special chambers, JDRs and has participated in countless out-of-court negotiations. In 2017, Heather and 4 of her friends and colleagues started Latitude Family Law LLP, where she was a partner until starting Merak Law. She continues to practice exclusively family law.
When she is not at work, there is a good chance she is outside playing with her kids, in the kitchen cooking up something delicious, or dreaming about her next travels (Mongolia has been her favourite place, so far).
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