We Help Good People Through Bad Situations
Miller Boileau Family Law Group
10981 127 St. NW
Edmonton, Alberta, T5M 0T1
Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
From May through September we are closed on Fridays at 1:00 PM
Please note that 127 Street is one-way Northbound. Please look for us on the 109A block directly across from the Westmount Community Hall.
There is plenty of free street parking available.
How to Get Started
If you are in need of family lawyers in Edmonton, we encourage you to call our office at 780-482-2888.
Initial Phone Call
The first step to working with us is by having a conversation with one of our family law lawyers or legal assistants. This allows us to learn more about your situation, ensure that you are matched with the appropriate Family Law lawyer in our office and to schedule an in-person meeting with you or with you and your spouse.
Do You Have An Online Form I Can Fill Out?
We have found that a personal conversation with a lawyer is far better than online forms. As a potential client, we value your privacy and comfort level and believe that you deserve human interaction. Online forms are much too impersonal and do not communicate our values to our clients.
Do I Need to Have Any Information On Hand For The Initial Call?
Absolutely not! Only when you meet with our family law lawyers will we request that you gather any documentation that may be pertinent to your situation. We want you to be comfortable with giving us a call.
Scheduling The Initial Meeting
During our initial phone conversation with one of our family law lawyers or legal assistants, we will schedule a time to meet with your lawyer in person. We always do our best to see new clients within a day or two of our first phone call, however, meetings are scheduled on a first-come-first-served basis.
Information to Bring to The Initial Meeting
We do not provide a standard list of information to bring as we have found that “one size fits no one!” and we don’t want you to be put to the stress and inconvenience of chasing paperwork that may not even be required in your situation. We have found that the best thing that you can do to prepare for your first meeting with us is to bring a list of questions or concerns that you wish to have addressed. That way you won’t forget anything important and we can be sure to provide you with the best possible comfort moving forward. We will let you know at our meeting what further information may be required.
Why Don’t You Provide A Price by Phone?
Your situation is as unique as you are! Not only does each case have its own unique challenges, but it’s impossible to predict what the other side will do in response to any steps which you may take. It is best that we have a complete understanding of your situation before being able to discuss costs with you. If you get a quote from someone or some company for legal fees before your lawyer has taken the time to understand your situation, there is a good chance that either the services quoted aren’t going to be right for you or it is likely that you will be hit with extra costs later. We can however talk to you about the retainer that may be required, which is a deposit that is held in trust to cover such things as legal fees, court document filings and other expenses.
Parking at Miller Boileau Family Law Group
We have ample free parking for our clients. Please note that 127th Street is one way heading north.
How Long Is The Initial Meeting?
Again, “one size fits no one!”. Initial meetings can be as short as 30 minutes or as long as a couple of hours. You will know what to expect at the time that you book the initial meeting with us. We will provide whatever time is required to fully understand your situation and answer any questions you may have. As Family Law lawyers we will take the time to explain the options available so that you are in control of the decisions.
Safe & Comfortable Environment
At our office we want you to feel safe and comfortable. Family issues can be very stressful and foster uncertainty. Our goal is to set you at ease and help create an environment so you can make the best decisions for your situation.
Can We Hold The Initial Meeting by Phone?
Whenever possible we try to do the initial meeting in person. This helps us get to know you and provides you the opportunity to get to know your lawyer. Call us old fashioned, but we believe there is value in face to face conversations. It is important that we develop rapport and trust. That being said, many of our ongoing meetings take place via phone.
How Long Will My Divorce Take To Finalize?
Contrary to what some may think, a divorce does not have to be contentious and take years to come to a conclusion. We make every effort to provide our services in a timely fashion while paying attention to the fine details so as to avoid delays in filing with the court. It is very important to provide any documentation requested by your lawyer in an organized manner. This will help greatly to expedite the process.
Do You Offer a “Divorce In A Day” Program?
We do not offer a divorce in a day at Miller Boileau Family Law Group. Navigating legal waters is not something to take lightly. Do-it-yourself family law may expose you to unnecessary expenses, delays or other issues. You can compare do-it-yourself divorce to giving someone the blueprints for a house and telling them to figure out how to build it. Our experienced family law lawyers have helped thousands of people for more than three decades.
Aren’t Divorce Lawyers Expensive?
They don’t have to be! There is a common myth that family law lawyers charge outrageous fees. This is simply untrue. At Miller Boileau, we prefer mediation and collaboration over litigation. Any time divorce ends up in the courts, time and costs go up due to the requirements of the court process and steps necessary in advance of court as well as the number of witnesses, experts and others who may be involved in the process. By pursuing Mediation or Collaborative Divorce, the parties are in control of the decisions that will affect them and any children affected. Being organized and proactive in gathering information expedites the process and reduces the billable time your lawyer charges for their time.