Family Business & Farms
BARR LLP is home to Edmonton’s only practice group of lawyers who focus on divorces and separations involving businesses, farms, rental properties, and self-employment. Members of our family business divorce practice group have chaired seminars and taught other lawyers at dozens of seminars about business and tax issues in Family Law and have taught law students the law of business and tax issues in Family Law at University of Alberta Faculty of Law courses. The teacher of the University’s Advanced Family Law course leads our family business divorce practice group and shares knowledge with our team, including through in-house training not available to other law firms. We have an array of family law lawyers at varying levels of experience and rates to serve a variety of clientele.
BARR LLP has one of Edmonton’s largest offerings of Family Law lawyers and also has a strong corporate law department as well as Real Estate and Estate lawyers. Our departments are able to collaborate so that we can serve our family business clients with our broad wealth of experience.
Some of our family law lawyers previously worked at an agricultural law firm and lived on a farm. We can help you try to find ways to divide your property while leaving the farming operation viable, and to be able to properly calculate farming income.
Family Law Arbitration
BARR LLP is home to top family law arbitrators. Our Family Law Arbitration page explains arbitration, which is a process where spouses sign a contract agreeing that an independent person will make a decision, similar to a judge. Hiring our arbitrators to decide your dispute will likely resolve it much faster than through the courts, at less cost, and with less stress.
The benefits of family law arbitration are even greater where there is a business or farm involved. Some judges may not be familiar with how family law rules are affected when there is a business, farm, or self-employment involved. Even family law lawyers often struggle with business and tax issues. Hiring a family law arbitrator from our family business divorce practice group means knowing that the dispute will be decided by someone who understands businesses, farms, and self-employment.