About McBain Butz Law
After graduating from the University of Alberta in 2007 and articling with a top regional law firm, Kim was called to the bar in 2008 and has been practicing exclusively in the area of family law since 2010. Kim regularly assists clients with a wide variety of family law issues including common law separation, divorce, property division, child support, spousal support, custody and access and separation agreements. Kim’s experience includes time at the Edmonton Law Courts in the Family Law Information Centre, where she worked to assist individuals navigating the Court system without a lawyer, and to assist the Court with Interjurisdictional Support hearings.
Kim is committed to providing clients with efficient, practical and timely legal representation. She is keenly aware that in the family law context, it can be important for parties (and parents in particular) to maintain a civil relationship following a divorce. As a result, she believes that great effort should be made to settle matters amicably where possible. She recognizes that while appearing in Court is sometimes required, it should be a last resort. In all matters, Kim is a compassionate, committed and able advocate.
In addition to practicing law, Kim has enjoyed teaching two terms of the “Legal Relations” course as a casual instructor at NorQuest College. She has also taught the “Legalities of Living Together” course at Metro Continuing Education. She believes that clients benefit from learning as much as they can about the impact of divorce and separation on their families and their assets. Kim strives to help her clients understand the legal process at every step of the way, which in turn helps her clients weather the often difficult course of divorce and separation.
Kim is a member of the Canadian Bar Association – Family Law Section. In her spare time, (when she is not wrangling her toddler), she regularly volunteers on the fundraising committee of the Second Chance Animal Rescue Society.
“Families in conflict are undergoing considerable stress. Providing level-headed, compassionate and reasonable advice is the core of what I do. I recognize the need to help my clients make informed decisions and find both short and long-term solutions to help now and in the years to come.”Kim McBain Butz