Who are we?

Riverside Family Law is a boutique Saskatoon law firm with a focus on Family Law.  Our services include:

full service family law

Full Service Family Law Firm

Riverside Family Law is a full service family law firm.  We deal with all sorts of family law matters, such as family separation, divorce, child custody, access, parenting time, parenting plans, child support, spousal support, and division of property.  We help people dealing with common law relationships, marriage, dating, or no relationship. We draft Prenups, Parenting Agreements, Cohabitation Agreements, Interspousal Agreements and other contracts.

Kelly Shaw has over 25 years of...

mediation

Mediation

Mediation is a form of dispute resolution where one impartial third party assists two people to resolve their dispute.

There are many benefits to mediation. You will craft a solution that is tailored to your family’s very specific needs. You will preserve and improve the communication and working relationship between the parties. Finding a resolution that both parties are happy with, and have chosen voluntarily, increases the likelihood that the agreement...

collaborative law

Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative Divorce is another form of alternative dispute resolution which offers the support of lawyers.  It is a non-adversarial approach where all parties work together to find a better solution, maintaining the long-term interests of all family members. Collaboratively-trained lawyers assist their respective clients to identify key issues and to communicate constructively toward a resolution without going to court.  Each client has their own collaborative lawyer working with them...

legal advice and coaching

Legal Advice and Coaching

Riverside Family Law is working to make legal services more affordable and more accessible to the general public.  We can provide advice and legal coaching to people who are representing themselves with services provided by the hour via video chat, email, telephone, and in person, and with no expensive retainer. Hours are flexible to accommodate your busy schedule. Let's face it - spending thousands of dollars for a lawyer is not always possible. For those who choose not to hire a lawyer,...

real estate law

Real Estate Law

Whether you are buying, selling, or re-financing your home, Riverside Family Law will be there to assist you. We take pride in ensuring that your transaction is handled effectively and inexpensively. You’re likely to notice our prompt and friendly staff and comfortable atmosphere.

What Exactly Does a Real Estate Lawyer Do?

In Saskatchewan, a residential real estate lawyer plays an important role in the purchase and sale of a home. The lawyer's primary...

estate planning

Estate Planning

Good estate planning includes having an up-to-date will, a Power of Attorney, and a Health Care Directive.

By having a will, you ensure that in the event of your death, your property will pass to the person or people that you have chosen in your will.

A “Power of Attorney” is a document where you appoint the person who will take care of your affairs if in the future if you should become ill, injured, or incapacitated. If you don’t have a “Power of Attorney” and you become...

Our Firm Values

When you come to Riverside Family Law you will find the experience, the commitment to providing good value, and the compassion that you have been looking for.

Experienced

Benefit from over 25 years of legal experience.

“After 25 years of practicing family law, I’ve learned that the “big picture” is everything.  It’s important that your lawyer know what specific needs you have, and not just “assume” to know.  It’s also important that your lawyer be looking way into the horizon, to ensure to be leading you in the right direction to meet your specific needs.  Your lawyer is your...

Service-oriented

We know that you want to get value for the money that you spend.

That's why we post our rates on our website and always discuss the cost/benefit scenarios for your case with you at each step of the way.

As a small firm, we have the flexibility to be able to accommodate your needs. We’re responsive, we have a fast turn-around time and it’s easy to book an...

Compassionate

We understand how difficult family separation can be.­­

Change isn’t always easy.  When there is conflict, it can be overwhelmingly difficult.  We understand that you just want to bring peace back into your life and move on with your next chapter. You want to protect your children from any harmful effects, and above all, protect them from conflict.  You also want...

Frequently Asked Questions

When are you open?

Our business hours are 9:30am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday.

Where are you located?

We are located in downtown Saskatoon at Suite 5 - 505 23rd Street East on the second floor.  This building is on the corner of 23rd Street East and 5th Avenue NorthTo access our office, enter from 5th Avenue. It is the middle door that says "2nd Floor Entrance". When you reach the top of the stairs, turn right for our office. By...

Is parking available?

Parking stall #9 and #10 in our parking lot are reserved for clients of Riverside Family Law. There is also ample metered street parking available, both on 5th Avenue and 23rd Street.

What are your fees?

Our fees range from $350/hr to $420/hr plus PST and GST depending on the years of experience of your lawyer.  We accept payment via debit, credit card, email money transfer, cash and cheque.

Kelly Shaw has over 25 years of experience as a family law lawyer. She began her legal career in 1994 in North Battleford, SK. In 2002 she relocated to Saskatoon, SK. She opened Riverside Family Law in 2018.

Kelly is passionate about helping people who are experiencing family disputes. Even difficult experiences such as family breakdown will eventually pass. Kelly lends her legal judgment, her experience, and compassion to support you through the bumps so that you can begin to focus on creating your future. Kelly is a trained mediator and a collaborative divorce lawyer member of Collaborative Professionals of Saskatchewan Inc. She is also a family law arbitrator, having received the Qualified Arbitrator designation from the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada.

Kelly Shaw has over 25 years of litigation experience in the courtrooms of Saskatchewan. She also has 25 years of providing guidance to people who are experiencing family breakdown and conflict. Sometimes, people unknowingly make choices which actually prolong their conflict. Kelly can guide you through this process, and help you to make the best decisions to get you to what you want to achieve. She’ll advise you of the various options that might work best for you. There are many legal processes available to you! Her services include negotiation, preparation of contracts, advice, collaborative divorce, arbitration, mediation, and full legal representation.

Kelly ShawLawyer, Owner

Slade Hall graduated from the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Law in 2020 at just 21 years-old—the youngest member of his graduating class. After finishing his articles and completing Saskatchewan’s Bar Admissions Course, Slade was called to the Bar in 2021. Now with nearly four years of family law practice under his belt, Slade offers a unique mix of practical experience and vibrant energy.

Slade believes that effective legal service begins with “keeping things simple.” Navigating through a family law dispute can be overwhelming. Slade ensures that each one of his clients develops an understanding of their legal rights and obligations so they can make informed decisions.  He is both a lawyer and mediator.

Slade’s family law services include negotiation, preparation of pre-nuptial agreements and interspousal contracts, advice, mediation, courtroom advocacy, and full legal representation. He also practices in a variety of additional areas, including real estate, estate planning, and probate. Slade can provide after-hours appointments upon request.

Slade HallLawyer

Matt is one of our legal assistants. He is dedicated to making sure client’s questions and concerns are answered with a prompt thoughtful response while also handling office administration and legal document preparation. Matt is born and raised in Saskatoon.

Matt SoderLegal Assistant

Justin is a consistent and dedicated assistant. He specializes in office administration, real estate transactions, document preparation and website/computer equipment maintenance.

Justin SoderLegal Assistant

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