Family Law & Real Estate Lawyer
Born and raised as a proud Edmontonian, Lidia obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology (with Distinction) in 2000, followed by her Bachelor of Laws in 2003, from the University of Alberta. Shortly after graduating, Lidia commenced her articles with Chadi and Company wherein she gained experience in all areas of law, however, it wasn’t long before she found her true calling, Family Law.
Since being admitted to the Alberta Bar in 2004, Lidia has successfully advocated for her clients on a variety of family law issues including but not limited to: divorce and common law separation, parenting, child and spousal support (including the imputation of income), as well as matrimonial and/or common law property division. Over the course of her legal career, Lidia has accumulated a breadth of experience in both the Provincial and Queen’s Bench Courts of Alberta and has strived to stay current with the ever-evolving law on family law issues in order to deliver the best representation to her clients.
Lidia is known amongst her colleagues, peers, and clients as a skilled lawyer who possesses strong advocacy skills and impeccable attention to detail. While Lidia thrives in the Courtroom, she simultaneously acknowledges and understands that certain cases may not require a litigatory approach. In those cases, Lidia aims to utilize alternative modes of dispute resolution to minimize both cost and emotional stress for her clients. Lidia’s vast experience in negotiation and mediation has resulted in favourable settlements for her clients, all without setting foot in the courtroom. Lidia prides herself on tailoring a unique and individualized approach to each file she takes on in order to ensure that the client’s best interests remain paramount.
In addition to her family law practice, Lidia practices in Real Estate and has delivered cost-effective conveyancing services to thousands of residential and commercial real estate clients across Alberta.
Outside of the office, Lidia enjoys spending time with her family and building experiences through travelling and new adventures. Contact Lidia Handous for your individualized consultation.
Lidia spent an extensive amount of time with me during an initial consultation. She was both professional and extremely well versed in the area of family law. I felt comfortable talking to her and she gave me many options to think about, both realistic and worst case scenario. I really appreciated that! I would definitely recommend Lidia and the entire team at Chadi & Co. to friends and family – R.F.
Lidia helped me with my divorce she is making the process very easy and smooth. She has been very helpful and knowledgeable [in] helping me in this hard time – M.S.
I just hired Lidia Handous to take [care] of some real estate transactions and I can not say how amazing, knowledgeable, kind, understanding, professional and accomodating she has been with my crazy busy schedule. Her prices are very competitive and I highly recommend her services. She is also a divorce lawyer, so for all of you who need one, you MUST call her! She will get you every red cent you deserve! – M.L.
Lidia Handous is solid, trustworthy, honest, as well as both an experienced and skilled lawyer. Finding a lawyer you can trust can be a daunting task and I think you’d be hard-pressed to find another lawyer in Edmonton who can surpass her combination of character and skill. Lidia and her team made our process of purchasing our home a breeze. I highly commend her to you. -Thanks Lidia – A.K.
I hired Lidia as my Family Lawyer. When I first met with her and explained my situation she didn’t just tell me what I wanted to hear – she took the time and asked me about my ex and child. She then was honest and gave me all my options. She never pressured me into doing anything and always communicated all possible outcomes. I felt like Lidia has my back in all proceedings and took pride and effort working on my case. We reached a perfect middle ground that works best for everyone and she kept my sanity at ease. She is the type of lawyer that knows when she needs to be aggressive but also knows that she is working with families and children and takes the time to handle each situation [individually] not generic. After meeting [multiple] family lawyers I know that Lidia was by far the best choice. Her knowledge and organization [were] on point and her assistant was always there to help me whenever I needed. They heard my concerns and worked with me and I am so grateful. Thanks Lidia – M.C.