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About Ashna Prakash

Hi, Namaste! My name is Ashna Prakash, and I am a family lawyer with Spectrum Family Law. I work out of the Calgary office, and I offer services in English as well as in Hindi. I was born and raised in Calgary, but my itch for exploring and independence took me to Lethbridge, Alberta, for my undergrad in Psychology and Human Resources, then to the Gold Coast, Australia, for my legal education. Through my education and experiences, I channeled a passion for guiding families through their legal matters.

My practice is trauma-informed, and I apply a therapeutic and empathetic lens in my files. What that means is that I believe in harnessing the client’s strengths and building off that to determine how we can best resolve matters, and potentially use other services to meet the client’s or the family’s needs. Safety and harm reduction is a priority on my files and is what help inform me of the best route for us to take in order to reach a resolution. Safety issues aside, and pending the client’s needs, I like to focus my files on reaching amicable results for the family unit, especially if there are children involved. I believe alternative dispute resolution is often the best way forward to ensure the least amount of psychological harm is caused for both the parents and the children.

I realize that court-focused solutions are necessary, and the best way forward to achieve the fairest and safest results on certain files. My advocacy skills and practice are flexible, and I have appeared in both the Provincial Court, and the Court of King’s Bench. I navigate each file on a case-by-case basis. At each step, I evaluate the client’s needs, and cost-effective solutions, as well as if safety or high-conflict issues arise, in order to achieve results.

Outside the law, my priority is spending time with my family and friends, as well as exploring the world – whether through travel or through art and food. Mental health is a big factor in my life, so you may find me wandering through nature, or eyes shut in meditation. I am passionate about giving back to my community, so I volunteer with Calgary Legal Guidance to provide summary legal advice and access to justice for vulnerable populations.

Thanks for taking the time to read my bio, I am looking forward to meeting you, and helping your family through its legal matters.

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