Lloydminster, Alberta T9V 0V8
Understanding that strong emotions are involved, Stephanie Dobson helps clients view separation and divorce in perspective to move through the process more smoothly. Stephanie believes that framing divorce as a transition and not an end in itself enables clients to take an active role in making important decisions. By shifting emphasis to the future, she assists clients in defusing conflict, working through issues in a less volatile way, and achieving resolution sooner.
Stephanie uses her caring, results-focused approach to help growth-minded, coachable parents navigate a family separation while they connect with and support their children. Using an extensive knowledge of matrimonial law, exclusive parent-learning resources, and an expert family support network, in the end, she empowers clients to make a plan to “write a new family story” based on developing lifelong, peaceful, positive, and thriving relationships.
She is adept at handling complex cases that involve child custody, child support, division of property, and spousal support claims, utilizing her skills as a Family Mediator and Collaborative Divorce Lawyer to expand the range of creative solutions, and keep families out of the court system. Stephanie’s clients appreciate her high level of communication and responsiveness, and her adoption of cutting-edge technology. With every divorce, Stephanie’s goal is to minimize the emotional and financial costs by focusing on the future, staying out of court, and bringing about an efficient resolution.
In addition to her practice, Stephanie also enjoys being a member of the Board of Directors of the Alberta Law Foundation (chair) and the Legal Education Society of Alberta (treasurer). Stephanie is proud to be a co-founder of the Lloydminster Community Legal Clinic which offers FREE legal advice to the Lloydminster and surrounding area.
Stephanie enjoys staying active and spending quality time with her husband and three young children.
Professional ActivitiesAlberta Law Foundation, Director, Chair Legal Education Society of Alberta, Director
University of Victoria, Bachelor of Arts (Pacific & Asian Studies), With Distinction
University of British Columbia, Juris Doctorate
CommentsWhen I was introduced to Collaborative Practice, I quickly discovered that this was a valuable tool clients could use to resolve their family disputes. To be a part of this process is rewarding; seeing over and over the positive feedback from clients who feel that they have been heard and have been an active participant in resolving their own dispute is critically important. I am honoured to assist clients to resolve their disputes respectfully.