How Do I Start?
1 To get started, we need some very basic information about you and your situation. This should only take about 5 minutes. We can take your information by phone (780.875.2234) or book a consultation now.
5-Minute Call with Stephanie
2 Stephanie will call you to ensure that your needs are in line with Stephanie’s out-of-court resolution processes and to determine whether you’re looking for advocacy from our legal services or neutrality from our mediation services.
3 We will book your 1-hour initial consultation to give you the opportunity to tell your full story, to answer your questions, and to create an action plan moving forward.
Choose Legal or Mediation Services
4 Either before or after your initial consultation, you will need to decide whether you want to have Stephanie represent you as your lawyer and advocate, or whether and the other party wish to have her be your neutral mediator.
I’m Ready to Hire You – What’s Next?
Retain our Services
5 This is the formal act of hiring Stephanie as your lawyer or mediator. We will send our engagement agreement confirming our services, make payment arrangements, send you a few forms and checklists to help you get started, and will get you set up in our client portal.
6 One of the first things you will need to do after hiring us is gathering your documentation – this is called the disclosure process. Before final resolution can be reached, both you and the other party need to be fully informed of each other’s income, expenses, assets, and debts. We will get you set up to submit your documents to us electronically or otherwise. We’re here to help!
Negotiate a Resolution
7 Stephanie will assist you to negotiate final resolution of all your issues by using her skills as a mediator or as a lawyer. Whether you and the other party negotiate your agreement yourselves, or whether you need assistance from A to Z, we will ensure that any final agreement is comprehensive, informed, and complete.
Create Final Paperwork
8 Once you have achieved resolution, Stephanie will create the necessary paperwork to formalize your Agreement, and if applicable your final Divorce. It is this documentation that will create a line in the sand between you and the other party, and if applicable will set out your co-parenting arrangements going forward.