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Melanie J Bowbell BA, LLB, MBA

 
Melanie obtained her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration Degrees from the University of Alberta and her Law Degree from the University of Windsor. Melanie's balanced approach of using a combination of legal, business and mediation skills gives her a unique ability from which to serve her clients in all aspects of their divorce and family law issues. 
 
Melanie provides strong leadership, support, and direction when resolving a file. She strives with each client to build a "best results" situation for both clients and their dependents moving forward. She is a skilled and effective negotiator and litigator. She settles many matters prior to them proceeding to litigation or trial. However, should legal issues require litigation or trial, Melanie is effective in achieving the best results possible for clients.
Melanie acts for individuals with complex and high conflict divorce and separation issues.  She is skilled in acting for high net worth individuals with complex business and asset division issues.  Melanie also deals with issues including; international custody and parenting, mobility, business owner divorce and separation, division of complex corporate assets and complex property assets and debts, division of farm assets and debts, retroactive and ongoing child support and spousal support claims.
Melanie has a strong team of experienced and accomplished professionals (Forensic Accountants, Accounting Experts, Business and Property Valuators, Psychologists and PN7 and PN8 Experts) she works with from all necessary disciplines to support all issues in your matter.
Through her experience, Melanie believes that a good parent is not defined by gender.  She acts for both Mothers and Fathers seeking to obtain custody and child support in relation to doing what is in the child or children's best interests.
Melanie also offers insight in her Alberta Family Law Blog.

DIVORCE & FAMILY LAWYER

Negotiation & Litigation

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DIVORCE & FAMILY LAWYER

Negotiation & Litigation

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AREA OF SPECIALIZATION

Asset Division

 

Complex Business Division

Multiple Property Division

Non-Liquid Assets

Division of Farm & Agricultural Assets

Child & Spousal Support

 

Child Support and Spousal Support Claims Retroactive and Ongoing

Separation & Divorce

 

Equitable Division of Assets

Professional Corporations

Prenuptual & Cohabitation 

Uncontested Divorces

Custody

 

Custody Arrangements

Changes in Custody

Travel Orders 

Mobility Applications

International Custody Issues

CLIENT EXPERIENCES

"MY HUSBAND BLINDSIDED ME WITH A DIVORCE, AN EMPTY BANK ACCOUNT, AND BY RIPPING OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS APART. MELANIE WAS MY GUARDIAN ANGEL.  MELANIE AND HER TEAM SUPPORTED ME, WHILE METICULOUSLY PLANNING MY DEFENCE. I WAS IMPRESSED BY HER ASSERTIVE APPROACH TO MY CASE, WHILE MAINTAINING UNRIVALED PROFESSIONAL INTEGRITY. THE COURT SYSTEM FELT SLOW MOVING AND TERRIFYING. MELANIE GOT ME A SETTLEMENT THAT IS MORE THAN FAIR, AND THAT HAS ALLOWED MY CHILDREN AND MYSELF TO REBUILD OUR LIVES. TO SAY THANK YOU DOESN'T TOUCH THE DEPTH OF GRATITUDE I FEEL FOR THE IMMENSE WORK SHE DID TO PROTECT ME AND MY FAMILY."

LISA - ALBERTA

I WAS REPRESENTED BETTER THAN I COULD HAVE EVER IMAGINED. MELANIE FOUGHT FOR WHAT SHE BELIEVED WAS FAIR FOR ME. MY DOUBTS WERE ALWAYS REASSURED. I COULD NOT HAVE ASKED FOR A BETTER LAWYER.

ROSE - EDMONTON

"I WORKED WITH A NUMBER OF LAWYERS BEFORE WORKING WITH MELANIE, HER IN-DEPTH KNOWLEDGE OF THE LAW AND EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH THE COURTS FINISHED MY DIVORCE OFF IN A FRACTION OF THE TIME AND FOR A FRACTION OF THE PRICE I PAID MY OTHER LEGAL COUNSEL." 

JIM - EDMONTON

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