accord | ə.'koɹd | to be in agreement or harmony
Accord Family Law’s mission is to provide uncomplicated and affordable access to family law for amicable families in Alberta. If you already agree on the terms of your separation or unification, you shouldn’t have to worry about hourly rates or drawn-out legal processes that result in unpredictably high costs, both financially and emotionally, to you and your family.
At Accord Family Law, you will never be billed by the hour for our family lawyers’ expertise. Our clients benefit from Flat Fees and a user-friendly Client Portal to provide certainty, convenience, and efficiency when delivering your legal services.
Sadly, COVID-19 has driven many couples to consider separation and worry about the wellbeing of their family and loved ones, but it has also dramatically slowed down the court system and forced us to stay inside. Accord Family Law keeps our clients and their families safe at home* and out of court, whether that means:
* Only one in-person meeting may be required to sign certain documents, subject to the Alberta Courts’ requirements and other law firm’s preferences, if applicable.
Reena Herian, Founder
I’m a family lawyer with over 10 years of varied legal experience and I’m tired of seeing low or no-conflict families paying too much for family law services that take too long.
There has to be a better way.
So I founded Accord Family Law. With reasonable flat fees, videoconference meetings, and supporting amicable couples going through separation or unification, it’s time to bring family law into the 21st century in Alberta.
I’ve practised corporate, real estate and immigration law, but family law is where my heart is because it’s about finding the best, practical solution for each individual family and doing right by their kiddos. I am highly mindful of sensitive family issues and I value professionalism and compassion. My work centers around improving access to justice by giving control to my clients over their matters by discussing their legal issues and setting out clear options to reach affordable solutions.
After completing my Bachelor of Arts with a major in political science and a minor in history at the University of Alberta, I moved to the middle of England to study law at the University of Birmingham. Then I worked at a large corporate firm in London for two years before returning to Canada, where I completed my articles at another large corporate firm in Edmonton. Since being called to the Alberta Bar in 2015, in addition to practising family law, I practised estate law and advised the Minister of Community and Social Services.
Every week I volunteer at the Edmonton Community Legal Centre, where I give free family law advice to low-income Albertans. Having lived in Paris for a few years, I speak conversational French. Big Europe fan.