Collaborative Family Law Services


Family law is one of the most sensitive legal areas, not just for families and individuals, but lawyers as well. Nancy Swanby of Swanby Law Office has over 30 years’ experience in helping Calgary families find amicable solutions to some of the most complex family law matters.


A personalized, collaborative approach is most often the preferred way to navigate the emotionally-charged issues of divorce, separation, and custody. Due to the sensitivity of the matter, we focus much of our practice’s attention on issues related to family law and can help guide you through the process — no matter how complicated the issues may be.


Helping Your Family Law Matter in Calgary

In a mediated or collaborative environment, Swanby Law is ready to represent your interests and defend your legal rights. We work with a range of family law issues, including:

  • Adoption
  • Distribution of Matrimonial Property
  • Divorce
  • Legal Guardianship
  • Marriage Contracts
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements
  • Mediation & Arbitration
  • Non-Contested Divorces
  • Separation Agreements
  • Settlement Negotiations
  • ...and other family law matters


What is Family Law?

Family law works to define the relationships and responsibilities of those connected either by marriage, common-law relationship, familial relations, or where a trusteeship, custodianship or legal guardianship contract is in place or being sought.



In marriage, divorce is something we all want to avoid. Yet, in some instances, it may be the only way to remedy issues that continually arise from marital conflicts.


Under Alberta law, you have the right to an equitable distribution of marital property. Swanby Law can help ensure your legal rights remain secure in the event of a divorce or separation.


Separation Agreements

A separation agreement is a comprehensive written contract delineating important issues that spouses need to settle at the time of separation. It entails the terms and conditions pertaining to issues such as custody and guardianship of children, parenting arrangements, division of assets and debts, and child and spousal support.


Swanby Law will work in collaboration with you and your spouse to reach a viable separation agreement, while protecting your rights and interests.


Cohabitation/Prenuptial Contracts

A cohabitation agreement is a legally binding agreement between couples who plan on living together, and a prenuptial contract is a contract voluntarily signed by couples who are considering marriage. These legal documents outline the agreement of the parties, both while the couples live together, and if they decide to part ways.


Swanby Law can provide sound and practical advice about the issues that need to be included in a cohabitation or prenuptial contract so that your rights and responsibilities in the relationship are clearly defined, and the question of spousal support or distribution of assets can be smoothly resolved in the event of separation.


Request an Appointment

Do you currently have an issue regarding a marriage, adoption, divorce, or child custody case? Swanby Law can help. To discuss your family law matter, call Swanby Law offices.

Contact and Appointments


Nancy A. Swanby

Barrister & Solicitor



Suite 226, Market Mall Professional Centre

4935 - 40th Avenue N.W. 

Calgary, Alberta T3A 2N1



(403) 520-5455


(403) 984-4842





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