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Darren Schmidt, Associate

PRACTICE EMPHASIS

Darren maintains a broad practice in family law including divorce, common law separation, division of assets, parenting, custody, mobility/relocation, and child and spousal support. Darren previously practiced law in Alberta in the area of family and divorce.  He also acted as counsel on various litigation matters including employment and organized labour disputes, contested estate litigation, criminal defence, and civil litigation matters.  His diverse litigation background serves him well when acting for clients in more complex family law disputes. Darren always strives to provide tailored, down-to-earth advice for his clients.   

PRACTICE AREAS

Divorce
Division of Property
Parenting Arrangements
Mobility / relocation
Separation Agreements / Marriage Agreements / Cohabitation Agreements
Inter-jurisdictional family law matters (Alberta / British Columbia)
Mediation and alternative dispute resolution

EDUCATION

Diploma, Business Administration - Medicine Hat College (2005)
Bachelor of Management - University of Lethbridge (2008)
Juris Doctor - Univeristy of Calgary (2014)
Called to the Alberta Bar (2015)
Called to the British Columbia Bar (2019)

PRACTICE DESCRIPTION

Darren works with his clients to find efficient and cost effective solutions to their family law matters.  This includes trying to find a negotiated resolution.  However, if a settlement is not possible, Darren is able to help his clients navigate the court system and works diligently to achieve the best possible outcome at court and during the litigation process.  

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC INTERESTS

Past Advisor for KPMG Business Case Competition - University of Lethbridge
Past Board Member - Southern Alberta Art Gallery

 

 

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