Family/Divorce Law

We prevent and resolve conflicts through communication, negotiation, and where necessary through litigation.

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Our Core Philosophy

Resolutions with Integrity

Our Core Mission

Informed Choice and objective decision making

Family law encompasses a wide range of legal issues and we are here to eliminate the confusion and overwhelming feelings while guiding and protecting your interests before, during and at the end of a relationship.

Relationships are emotional. When emotions are involved, rational decision-making can be compromised and costly mistakes are often made. We are here to be your objective mind and help you think through difficult decisions with your head, not your heart. We don’t want your anger, hurt, passion or love clouding your judgement when important decisions regarding yourself and your children are at stake. We look out for your best interests and guide you to make informed choices and create clear plans now and for the future.

The best time to hire Smith & Little LLP for family law matters is when:

  • You are moving in with a new partner
  • You are getting married
  • You are separating
  • You are divorcing
  • You want a parenting plan or need to revise an existing parenting plan
  • You are negotiating spousal, partner or child support
Smith & Little LLP offers advice for the following legal matters:
  • Separation and Separation Agreements
  • Contested and Uncontested Divorces
  • Division of Matrimonial Property
  • Spousal Support
  • Child Support
  • Child Support and Spousal Support Arrears
  • Custody and Access, Parenting Arrangements
  • Mobility Applications (relocating with a child)
  • Private Child Welfare Retainers
  • Grandparents’ access with grandchildren
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Pension Division Orders (to divide your pension plan at source upon divorce)
The Smith & Little

New Client Experience

1. Call Us

Speak with our knowledgeable staff and provide background and preliminary information for our firm to ensure there are no conflicts within our office

2. Talk to Christine

Gain an understanding of our services and pricing models and learn how we can help

3. Retain Us

Make the choice to work with Smith & Little LLP as your lawyers

4. We Get to Work

We start working on getting you the resolutions you need

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Our Team

About Smith & Little LLP

Christine N Little Shepherd

Christine N. (Little) Shepherd

Whether you are a client seeking assistance with a separation, a business owner having a contractual dispute or someone experiencing difficulty in administering an estate, I want to work with you to solve your matter in a way that is cost-efficient and effective.

Kelly Elizabeth Smith

Kelly Elizabeth Smith

I am our litigator. I have always spent a lot of time in Court and represent our clients in contentious litigated matters, if necessary. I regularly appear before the Provincial Court of Alberta, as well as the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta.