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Diane C. Ferrante

Diane C. Ferrante is a partner in our litigation group with a focus on family law and insurance & risk management. She is co-leader of the insurance & risk management practice group and in that realm of her practice has worked on files defending claims relating to professional negligence, property damage, fire loss and personal injury.

In her family practice, Diane has been involved in matters dealing with child support, custody, parenting time, mobility, division of property and spousal and partner support claims. Diane is a registered collaborative family lawyer and a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), a member of the Association of Collaborative Family Professionals (Edmonton) (ACFP), and a member of the Collaborative Divorce Alberta Association (CDAA). You can find more information on the collaborative process at Collaborative Divorce Alberta Association. She has also completed an extensive course through the Legal Education Society of Alberta on Mediation of Family and Divorce Conflicts and has now opened up her practice to mediating family disputes between parties in an effort to guide them to a resolution outside of the court system, if possible.

In Diane's Own Words:

"Early on in my practice I learned that the area of family law was riddled with hurdles that required individuals to have competent, practical and understandable legal guidance to work through their issues. Over the last 15 years, I have worked with individuals in their family’s restructuring process and continued to educate myself on alternative avenues to help clients find resolution outside of court such that they are in control of their own destinies and have a say as to what their new normal is going to look like. A relationship breakdown is traumatic for everyone involved and I provide my client’s with advice and recommendations that focus on the best interests of the family unit first and foremost within the parameters of the legislation which families are bound by."

Diane has appeared before all levels of Court in Alberta and has taken part in a number of different alternative dispute resolution processes to assist her clients in reaching a solution to their matter. She has also had experience as counsel in a public inquiry which ran over several months.

After completing her articles at Duncan Craig LLP, Diane was admitted to the Alberta Bar in September 2008. She became a partner in January 2015. Currently, she is serving on the firm's Management Committee and also acts as the firm's Diversity Officer through the Law Society of Alberta's Justicia initiative.

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