LAWYERS | Family Law, Mediation, Arbitration | Andy Hayher
Andy practices in the family law group at Vogel LLP as both a lawyer and a mediator. He has appeared successfully before the Provincial Court of Alberta, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, the Alberta Court of Appeal and has been involved in Applications for Leave to Appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.
Andy is involved in a diverse array of community activities and organizations.
On the professional side, Andy is a legal commentator on 106.7 Calgary’s RedFM on legal issues of interest to the South Asian community. He is also a member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and is one of the few family lawyers in Calgary to be involved in the organization. His membership in the IBA is especially useful in family disputes involving abductions, custody, spousal support or visitation rights outside of Canada. He is also on a roster of lawyers offering pro-bono legal services to athletes who are dealing with the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada which is the body that handles disputes at the national sports level. Andy also volunteers with PCHS Calgary and helps organize the annual SEVA Charity Golf Classic in support of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation & the Guru Nanak Dev Ji Eye Clinic.
When he isn’t practicing law or volunteering, Andy spends time with his young family, follows sports and travels.
- Member of the Law Society of Alberta
- Member of the Canadian Bar Association
- Member of the International Bar Association
- Member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
- Buchner v Long, 2017 ABCA 382
- TNR (TNM) v. W.P.R., 2017 CanLII 20386 (SCC)
- SK v MK, 2017 ABQB 249
- SK v MK, 2016 ABCA 341
- TNR v WPR, 2016 ABCA 322
- Kansal v Bhardwaj, 2016 ABQB 262
- Anand v Anand, 2016 ABCA 23
- Anand v Anand, 2015 ABCA 64
“I knew that I required someone who could confidently navigate diverse, multicultural situations effectively to ensure the best results possible. It was in my first meeting with Andy and his knowledgeable team that confirmed, for me, that this partnership would be in the best interest for my children and I. Andy and his team were persistent and professional; even over the holidays, Andy and the team at Vogel LLP ensured that we maintained the best position possible. This level of engagement from the firm was incredibly comforting. Andy was quick to quash unnecessary over-reach, protecting us from the zealous tactics from the opposing party. In court he was succinct, articulate, knowledgeable and this led to our win.” – S.P.
“Andy was confident and knowledgeable about my case and the law. He merged the knowledge to represent me in a way that I felt cared about and protected. I would recommend him to anyone.” – C.S.
“I write this in appreciation of the work done on my family law matter by one of the best lawyers ever, Mr. Andy Hayher. It’s rare that a father gets sole custody of a child, but Andy made that happen for me. He was very detailed in his work and was professional in dealing with me and my family during this stressful time. Nobody could have done a better job. Andy fought as if he was fighting for himself and his own family and got the best result possible. He went above and beyond and guided us though the entire process, working in the best interest of my family. He knew what steps needed to be taken and when to take them. We could not have chosen a better lawyer. Also, the entire Vogel staff including the Receptionists, Assistants and Students were outstanding and I thank them from the core of my heart for working so hard for me. In what you have done for me, you have given me my life back.” – S.K.
- Divorce: the Process
- Grandparent Access – Two Approaches
- Am I Common Law in Canada?
- Absconding & Forum Shopping
- Judicial Interviews in Custody Cases
- If Only He Had Been Nice to Fluffy
- Income Disparity & Child Support
- Court Says No to Nasty Behaviour
- When Does a ‘Marriage-Like’ Relationship Begin
- $1 Million To Level The Playing Field
- She Said She Was On The Pill
- Grandkids & Access
- Dowry Dispute