About Us

History

Our firm was started with the idea that most issues around Separation and Divorce can be settled outside of court. Most people that we deal with find they can reach a solution without needing a judge decide the large issues for them. But some do need to use the court system – usually to get the other spouse to listen to reason.

Court is usually much slower than negotiation and is very expensive. Unless it is obvious that negotiation will not work, we try negotiation first, and then use the court system if we need to.

Our firm completes more than 8% of all the divorces filed in Edmonton.

The Team…

We have knowledgable staff who have a wide range of life experiences which include holding public company Vice President positions, wealth manager of over $1B in assets, lawyers who like to represent children, entrepreneurs, those who have mediation, negotiation, and finance at the university level.

More importantly, each of us have chosen this type of work because we believe we do make a difference to real people in separation and divorce – one family at a time.

Our Clients…

We have all types of clients – from lay preacher to lawyer, from truck driver to teacher, beekeeper to business owner.

Our job is to work for you, to treat you with dignity, and to work cooperatively in finding a solution to your issues.

Why not come in and meet us — and see if you want us to work for you?

We wish we could make everyone happy — but we can’t.

That said — Given that separation and divorce can be incredibly difficult and emotional, we are proud that we have over 100 Google reviews with an average rating of 4.6 stars. Read what real people have to say.

Johnny DE
Johnny DE
05:04 29 Feb 20
Sean Docherty
Sean Docherty
22:08 21 Feb 20
Carlene was very easy to deal with making the entire process go as smoothly and stress free. Any issues we came across were promptly dealt with. I would recommend The Divorce Company to anyone in need of affordable divorce proceedings, extremely professional company.
Teal Hippie
Teal Hippie
20:33 11 Feb 20
Dean was awesome! Would highly recommend
karine vezina
karine vezina
02:12 05 Feb 20
Staff is very professional and very quick. I really recommend this place
Bonnie Peck
Bonnie Peck
15:22 21 Jan 20
Quick easy and efficient. Everything you need wrapped up in a kind package.
Carrie Arand
Carrie Arand
04:45 15 Jan 20
Dean worked with my former spouse and I to come to an agreement that would have taken four times as much time, cost tens of thousands more and involved far more emotional stress if not for his exceptional mediation skills. At times, I wondered if we would be able to finish in mediation and Dean was able to keep us on point and ultimately achieve our goal of an arbitrated separation agreement. He has a wealth of experience and I would highly recommend The Divorce Company's services. They absolutely make a tough situation tolerable.
MUSE Aaby
MUSE Aaby
03:22 19 Dec 19
Clynton Ashdown
Clynton Ashdown
20:57 17 Dec 19
Very smooth and painless mediation for our divorce. Very happy with the Divorce Company. Thanks guys for making a stressful situation less stressful.
Peggy McKernan
Peggy McKernan
16:51 04 Dec 19
I foolishly attempted a DIY approach to my divorce. However, I soon learned that navigating the multitude of forms with all the rules and regulations was a bit overbearing. I contacted The Divorce Company and they came to my rescue. They immediate took over where I left off and completed the entire process efficiently and effectively. I have already received my Divorce Judgement. I would highly recommend them to anyone. They eliminated the stress associated with the divorce. My sincere thanks to Carlene and her team.
Brielle Kerkhoff
Brielle Kerkhoff
07:01 28 Oct 19
They made the dicorce process so simple and easy!
Linda-Lee Stewart
Linda-Lee Stewart
15:53 24 Oct 19
Very coordinated, answered all my questions, process didn't take long at all. Extremely professional, and kept me in the loop at all times. Would recommend to anyone needing a divorce, as unfun as it is.
D. S
D. S
07:05 21 Sep 19
Amazing...so easy...and inexpensive...totally recommend them.
George Atkey
George Atkey
18:02 18 Sep 19
This is a very good firm. They understood my needs for economy and trust.I recommend anyone wishing to find good lawyers to reach out to them
Stephenie Anderson
Stephenie Anderson
16:40 15 Sep 19
The Divorce company was extremely helpful and informative every step of the way. I asked a million questions and they were always very good about answering them. They provided everything I needed for an affordable, low stress divorce.
matt harold
matt harold
14:14 05 Sep 19
quiet good
Tammy
Tammy
16:23 04 Sep 19
Was straight forward, fast and friendly! Saved a lot of money in the process.
Paulette Ralstin
Paulette Ralstin
22:16 31 Aug 19
It was a pleasure to work with Carlene and the Divorce Company. She was very patient with both of us. She was great at keeping us focused on our issues and she was flexible when we needed time to make decisions. The Alberta Laws are respected and she is wonderful at explaining things in a clear manner. I highly recommend the Divorce Company if you are seeking to part with your spouse in an amicable way.
Jennifer Gies
Jennifer Gies
18:56 27 Aug 19
Efficient, personable and inexpensive! We were able to process the entire divorce in one sitting. I would highly recommend using The Divorce Company.
David T
David T
01:23 05 Aug 19
This is not for everyone. But if your relationship is amicable, your egos are in check, you're fair with give and take, you fully understand another's liberty, you're big enough to know it's not all 'their fault', you're not into hostile confrontations about who gets the dog, the oil painting or the Tupperware. You're not into shelling out endless dollars into lawyers' pockets because every time they whisper to you or your spouses ear, "ya know, I think you're are entitled to more". But I get it. Not everyone's divorce is rational. My brothers case was night and day compared to my own. Some people are irrational, And some just like to fight. And yes, crazy as it can be, just because they like fight and win, as in a sport. When you're in a divorce, It's easy to become strangers again. But for us, it worked out quite well. Carlene was very clear on what was needed from us, and questions were answered professionally. And, she was clear on a few points where it was advised that we might want our own council. (we didn't, by the way). But her advise was respected. like I said, not for everyone. But if you can die with a smile on your face even though you didn't get grandpas antique clock, or the silverware, Stay content, and use this service. Great idea, and great people. -sincerely, David Tougas
Troy Lutz
Troy Lutz
20:55 24 Jul 19
They help make a hard situation workable. Highly recommended
Abbygale Aliyah
Abbygale Aliyah
01:04 19 Jul 19
Carlene was very helpful and very knowledgeable about the process. Thank you for helping me out
h0rsefeathers.
h0rsefeathers.
21:08 17 Jul 19
So grateful for all the help I received, everyone I worked with did everything they could to keep me informed and make the process as simple as possible. The documents were filed and granted with no hassle or issues thanks to The Divorce Company!
Kim Olson
Kim Olson
01:45 16 Jul 19
I worked with Carlene. I felt confident that our situation was given all of the time and energy it needed to resolve our agreement. I was definitely recommend this company!
Geoff Larratt
Geoff Larratt
22:00 02 Jul 19
Professional, polite, thorough and to the point. Empathetic and friendly. Meeting times were accurate and fast. Saved me much time and effort. Thank you
Shima Sepahvand
Shima Sepahvand
22:45 11 Jun 19
It was so easy and fast process. He is a fair man. I appreciate the service
Jeremy Merrithew
Jeremy Merrithew
16:58 12 May 19
Fast and amazing!I was going through a rough time but also the best time of my life getting this divorce. The divorce company was very fast, to the point and and on time with everything that they did. If I do recall the whole thing took literally 30 minutes to complete. I would recommend the divorce company 100% to anyone that doesn’t want to do it alone. Once again I thank you
Rebecca Berg
Rebecca Berg
03:29 11 May 19
They were very helpful in finalizing my divorce. They did whatever they could to make sure my divorce application went as smoothly as possible.
Darvin Saskiw
Darvin Saskiw
22:17 06 May 19
Carjan Q
Carjan Q
16:29 21 Apr 19
Very professional, made the whole process easy. The best value for a uncontested divorce.
Tanya Melendez-Duke
Tanya Melendez-Duke
15:04 17 Apr 19
Very quick, easy and efficient. They were also very informative and everything was done correctly. If you want to do this amicably and with no hassles, this is defintely the way to go!
Regis Zapp
Regis Zapp
14:56 17 Apr 19
Very professional and very helpful. Thank you for your support. Highly recommended!
kashaelle gagnon
kashaelle gagnon
03:35 19 Mar 19
It was my first divorce. It was truly scary, but her professionalism, patience and control of the situation has facilitated the process. I wish I had not gone for a divorce, but, she was really worth it. Very punctual, pay attention to details and a good reputation. Thank you for your service, even if it’s a sad move.
Barb Winters
Barb Winters
17:48 13 Mar 19
Very efficient, thoroughly professional and a perfect fit for my situation. Highly recommend the company but I hope I will never have to use them again
Smash Bug
Smash Bug
16:56 13 Mar 19
Tracy James
Tracy James
01:50 19 Feb 19
This process was easy fast and efficient. Met all of my expectations and was pain free!
sheldon smeader
sheldon smeader
20:52 15 Feb 19
You guys were very helpful and made my divorce easy and inexpensiveThank you so much , I have alredy referred you to some one , thank you
Jorey K
Jorey K
16:33 10 Dec 18
Carlene was excellent. She was patient with every question I had and helped resolved the divorce considering both sides. I recommend any couple who are going through a divorce to use The Divorce Company's services as an alternative to the traditional "Lawyer up and let the battle begin!" route.
Codit K
Codit K
16:48 23 Nov 18
Their services were outstanding. They responded really quickly and know what they are doing. They made this unfortunate situation painless and easier. Thank you all.
DONMILL GREY
DONMILL GREY
16:04 23 Nov 18
Andrew Banfield
Andrew Banfield
02:10 22 Nov 18
if your looking for an easy way to end your marriage amicably, without having lawyers reach their hands in your pockets this is the easiest way. they made my divorce seamless and were a great help in letting us understand our rights with knowledgeable, and very understanding staff.
Martin Moffitt
Martin Moffitt
03:39 18 Nov 18
I think Dean did a great job. He explained the entire process and being the middle man is not an easy place to be. I was more than happy with Dean, very professional, very personable. He made a more than difficult process go sommther than I ever imagined. I hope for a never again wish, but I would use and recommend him again. Martin MoffittThanks Dean
Jamie Bailer
Jamie Bailer
14:51 17 Nov 18
They handled everything and made it painless. Answer my calls and emails fast and guided me through this daunting process. Forever grateful!
rick marsters
rick marsters
20:57 22 Oct 18
This visit quickly put me at ease. Very confident forms will be accepted in court without any other additional information or questions to process. Would very much recommend to anyone proceeding with a divorce.
RITA THOMPSON
RITA THOMPSON
21:38 12 Sep 18
The service was very professional, friendly, competent and also empathetic. The cost was also very reasonable.
S R
S R
03:50 08 Sep 18
I honestly truly was really overwhelmed initially on my own about where to go and how to get things started. Divorces and separation can be costly, stressful, and difficult to understand. But working with the Divorce Company with Carlene was just an amazing experience. She made things so smooth and understandable and made sure that both parties were satisfied.I am truly happy to have made the decision to go with this company. I no longer have a huge burden of stress and confusion on me. I HIGHLY recommend. Extremely fair costing and also excellent , quick and understandable service. Thank you so much Carlene!!
Farah H
Farah H
21:16 07 Sep 18
Staff is very knowledgeable and dedicated to making this process as pain-free and efficient as possible. Amazingly quick in responding to emails and preparing documents. Thank you Carlene. Highly recommend!
Joyful MamaLife
Joyful MamaLife
16:35 16 Aug 18
The process was well laid-out, and information provided to make proper decisions. The price was amazing, service amazing, and experience amazing. Highly recommended.
Jennifer MacDougall
Jennifer MacDougall
00:04 21 Jun 18
They were very informative and quick with responding to questions and getting all the documents in place to file. Was a very easy and stress free process. Would highly recommend this company.
Lee Liman
Lee Liman
21:57 15 Jun 18
Wonderful, professional staff who made the whole process simple and easy I highly recommend this company.
Therly Jasmin
Therly Jasmin
20:48 13 Jun 18
Jennifer Stocking
Jennifer Stocking
18:17 13 Jun 18
Quick & easy! Saved us so much time, money & energy! Thank you!
Lisa Clark
Lisa Clark
16:44 05 Jun 18
Dustin Ferguson
Dustin Ferguson
14:51 31 May 18
This company was very good...I highly recommend it!!! They were very fast, efficient and very thurl they made it very easy and without judgment! As well as, they kept me updated...via phone, letter and e-mail! Again I would highly recommend this company however, to get an actual divorce certificate from the court of Queen bench takes a really long time my advice is to call them 31 days after the divorce is finalized and they will email you a copy right away.
Teresa MacLeod
Teresa MacLeod
18:37 22 May 18
Nitin Singh
Nitin Singh
22:53 09 May 18
Divorce company is the best place for divorce purpose. They will make your divorce process very with their up to date knowledge and their documentation. Fees wise they are very good.People who want divorce please talk to divorce company for your doccumentation once before finalizing anything.Thank you very much
Cathy Ward
Cathy Ward
05:09 07 Mar 18
Affordable, professional, effecient way to get a divorce. Hassle free process. Would highly recommend!
Dave Pridding
Dave Pridding
16:54 03 Mar 18
Thank you very much for the handling of my Divorce. Very professional and delivered exactly what they promised. I live outa town in the attic but that was not a problem and am very happy with there service. I highly recommend there services. Regards Dave Pridding
Don Nault
Don Nault
15:47 29 Jan 18
I recommend The Divorce Company to anyone in need to finalize their divorce in a quicker, cheaper way. Definitely easier then dealing with the lawyers and all the fees going back and fourth. Dean is easy to talk to and very knowledgeable. Helps you with all your questions. Highly recommend!Thank you Dean.
Valerie Quist
Valerie Quist
00:26 28 Jan 18
I was very thankful to find this resource . They were great at communicating the processes and different options; friendly and helpful and prompt at responding to questions. Really appreciated Deans help and kindness when I went in to sign documents. Would be pleased to recommend this service to anyone in a position to need it!Val Quist
Geri Broughton
Geri Broughton
00:10 27 Dec 17
Clarita Tenorio
Clarita Tenorio
21:01 19 Oct 17
They exactly did a great job. I did’nt expect in two months time I got already the decision,thank you so much.
John Gil Bradd
John Gil Bradd
16:28 02 Oct 17
I highly recommend this company. They will explain every detail about the divorce and they are also very knowledgeable about it. They are very kind to their clients as well. The cost was fairly reasonable and our divorce got approved in less than 2 months. I am highly satisfied with their service. Thanks again Carlene and Dean.
Cathy Schaber
Cathy Schaber
00:42 30 Sep 17
The divorce company was very helpful and provided a reasonably priced solution to getting divorced. I would recommend their services to others.
Rachel Livernois
Rachel Livernois
20:52 28 Sep 17
For those that are looking for an easy way to get through a difficult process, I would 100 percent recommend this company. If your situation is similar to mine, being that you are amicably agreeing to divorce, already have assets split up, no children, this was an easy process and not too expensive. For those that have more complicated cases, the website to get it done was straight forward.
Amanda George
Amanda George
20:59 26 Sep 17
The staff at The Divorce Company delivered exactly what I required. This was all done in a very professional, courteous and timely manner. I would very HIGHLY recommend their services for anyone who is looking for a more affordable divorce option! Thank you very much for everything.
Dwight Aimable
Dwight Aimable
22:26 25 Sep 17
Dean prepared all my documents quickly and the price was very reasonable. I would definitely recommend you guys.
Kendall Tobin
Kendall Tobin
20:16 22 Sep 17
Very easy and a fast process. Extremely happy with the professionalism of the staff.
Violeta Trninkova
Violeta Trninkova
18:27 19 Sep 17
Very satisfied with the service provided by this company. Dean prepared all divorce papers quickly and for a very reasonable price.
Catherine Thompson
Catherine Thompson
19:59 14 Sep 17
I highly recommend this company. They not only walk you through the entire process but also keep you informed every step of the way. The cost was very reasonable and our divorce was finalized within a couple of months, start to finish.
Florame Lumagas
Florame Lumagas
01:47 08 Sep 17
Highly recommended. Excellent customer service. Hassle free at a reasonable price. With Dean Bergsma i got my paper done in 4-weeks !!! It's Fast and Furious! Thank you Dean and the team. More Power !!!
Julio Torres
Julio Torres
18:16 03 Sep 17
Thehex27
Thehex27
22:03 17 Aug 17
I would highly recommend. They were thorough and answered any questions we had. They were very kind and understanding and made the whole process as painless as humanly possible. Thank you for the smooth transition.
Marlo Lanz
Marlo Lanz
02:31 17 Aug 17
Fast and efficient. Decent price.
Melanie Langille
Melanie Langille
04:36 14 Aug 17
I will tell you that this was the EASIEST and quickest divorce! Thanks for the great service 🙂
Adam Russell
Adam Russell
16:13 08 Aug 17
Ann-Marie Pengelly
Ann-Marie Pengelly
14:49 25 Jul 17
The divorce company made applying for a divorce quick and easy. It was affordable too.
Gerry Clancy
Gerry Clancy
01:18 22 Jul 17
Very friendly, make a difficult process a little easier, VERY fair negotiations for BOTH sides. Highly recommend in every way!!! Saved us a lot of $$$
Hilliard Bennett
Hilliard Bennett
21:13 19 Jul 17
Hello; I've just gone through the process over the last year. And dealt with The Divorce Company in Edmonton. Though it is a very emotional thing, using the divorce company, was less expensive than lawyers. Not to mention, any information that I needed was provided. They were very helpful and went over and above to meet my unfortunate timing' timelines. Therefore I completely endorse and recommend this company. I dealt with "Dean Bergsma". And in truth he made this process as painless as is possible! My thanks to the company and to Dean. Now the point I'm at is the wait on the courts. And if in afew months this process is approved, I feel I will be writing another good review for the company! Once again my thanks to Dean and The Divorce Company!
Frank Borowski
Frank Borowski
14:49 16 Jul 17
They where the way to go. Affordable and very professional. I have already reffered them to other people.
Zoran Trninkov
Zoran Trninkov
17:44 28 Jun 17
It took Dean less than 3 weeks to handle our papers. Quick, efficient, friendly. Waiting to see what will the Court of Law say now.
Carlene Chrisp
Carlene Chrisp
16:31 28 Jun 17
I found Dean very knowledgable, professional and calm at all times. He helped us achieve an end that I thought was going to be impossible - staying out of court.
cuong huynh
cuong huynh
00:26 20 Jun 17
Thankfully Mr Dean and The Divorce Team . Have done great job on my Divorced case. God Blessed you always
Jan Nesom
Jan Nesom
14:18 05 Jun 17
Fantastic customer service! A marriage breakdown is never easy even when two people can work through the separation details prior to meeting with a legal team. Dean helped us through some of the unforseen bumps in the separation agreement. His expert skills in negotiating and documenting the process saved us a ton of money and made this process less painful. Would highly recommend you check this company out if you need this type of service!
Chi Duong
Chi Duong
03:41 30 May 17
Dean Bergsma is a very professional mediator. He is very knowledgable and is going through every details to explain or advice the complex of separation/divorce process. He is very prompt to follow up steps needed to complete the process as smoothly. We saved lots of money to see him as a mediator, and our case is completed within a month. Thank you very much Dean. I have mentioned your name to friends. If you want a quick and complete process, give them a call. The first consult for couple mediation is free. It is a win-win.
Angela Healy
Angela Healy
14:57 26 May 17
I highly recommend. Very professional and helpful. I was kept up to date on the process that would take place. Once papers were signed I had divorce finalized within 2.5 months.
Dustin Bell
Dustin Bell
04:02 25 Apr 17
Married in Mexico and lost the paperwork. I was told by many lawyers that it would be thousands of dollars to try and get my divorce recognized then dealt with.The great people at The Divorce Company got it done for significantly less and got exactly what I needed from them.I highly reccomend them to anyone looking for a legitimate solution to these kinds of problems.
Peonic 99
Peonic 99
18:47 25 Jan 17
Their works are beyond excellent. I recommend them for your situation.
Sherri Unger
Sherri Unger
22:38 22 Dec 16
I would highly recommend this company. Communication was great and when I did have questions Carleen answered them right away. Fast and affordable as well. Thank you
Teri Hoogerdijk
Teri Hoogerdijk
05:12 22 Dec 16
Excellent service. Everything was explained. Cost efficient and quickly done. Really an easy and simple procedure when you let The Divorce Company handle things for you. Highly recommend!
ReubenGomezTwist
ReubenGomezTwist
20:33 01 Dec 16
Dean was a delight to work with, very easy to talk to and he explained everything in great detail. I highly recommend Dean at the divorce company. thank you
Kerri
Kerri
00:03 18 Nov 16
My divorce was done quickly and fairly painlessly. Thanks dean for being very professional and easy to deal with.
Candy Coates
Candy Coates
02:47 09 Nov 16
I highly recommend this company they explained everything I need to know and was very helpful and friendly. Dean was Very quick had everything ready for us.. 🙂 Thank you ..
Shana O'Connor
Shana O'Connor
23:36 04 Oct 16
Dean was efficient, respectful and out all our documents together in a timely manner. There were no glitches and I would highly recommend this company for those divorcing in an amicable non contested way.
Kim McDonald
Kim McDonald
23:27 06 Sep 16
I would highly recommend this place...they were quick, friendly and affordable! Answered all my questions and made it so easy. Thanks guys!
Rob Braund
Rob Braund
19:17 26 Jul 16
I'm very happy with The Divorce Company. Dean was great to deal with and explained the mediation and divorce process very clearly. They were also very cost effective compared to other divorce mediation firms.
Mary Winkel
Mary Winkel
18:12 26 Jul 16
The Divorce Company was quick and concise. Kept me informed at every step.
D.P. Singh
D.P. Singh
04:05 05 May 16
Dean knows how to make this process move quickly and has a sense of humour....how so you ask?This was my third divorce and by far the most enjoyable . I hope to never see Dean professionally again but do recommend the Divorce Company and Dean Bergsma to anyone who wants to get it over with quick and move on.
Netty Cammy
Netty Cammy
22:15 20 Apr 16
My experience with the Divorce company was speedy and reliable...definitely recommend it to others
Scott Huckerby
Scott Huckerby
18:50 09 Mar 16
Dean was a big part of successfully dealing with my divorce. Without him, I'm not sure where I would be. I can't recommend him enough.
J Christenson
J Christenson
19:25 15 Sep 15
Straight forward - got what we paid for. Dean was knowledgeable and made sure we understood the numbers. We left with an agreement, signed divorce documents, land title transfers and pension division documents.
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