Heather D. Fraese

Managing Partner
B.A., LL.B., Certified Mediator

### Contact
+ (403) 460-1049 (Calgary Local)
+ (604) 343-2836 (Vancouver Local)
+ hfraese@fczlaw.ca

### Assistant
+ Claire Coutts
+ (587) 390-8924
+ ccoutts@fczlaw.ca

### Education
+ U of A Bachelor of Arts in English with Philosophy minor (with Distinction), 2008
+ U of A Bachelor of Laws, 2011

### Year of Call
+ 2012 (Alberta)
+ 2016 (British Columbia)

### Professional Associations
+ Canadian Bar Association
+ Law Society of Alberta
+ Law Society of British Columbia

Great outcomes in family law matters are the result of careful preparation and appreciation of a client’s needs. Heather’s practice is built on hard work and insight based on experience. She works with clients in both Calgary and Vancouver, with a focus on cases involving complex matrimonial property issues and support claims.

Heather is the founder of FC&Z Family Lawyers. She has represented clients before all levels of court, including the Court of Appeal. Aiming to create a new kind of family law firm, Heather’s focus on resolving disputes on a practical basis has helped FC&Z become Canada’s fastest growing family & divorce law firm. You can read more about the FC&Z philosophy here.

Heather is committed to helping clients navigate divorce and separation to make a new beginning. She has also helped many families grow through adoption, including both step-parent and third party adoptions.

Heather graduated from the University of Alberta with a degree in English in 2008 (with distinction) and from the University of Alberta with an LLB in 2011. She is an avid runner, and has run numerous marathons, including the Boston Marathon (2017 & 2019), the London Marathon (2021), the New York Marathon (2022) and the Chicago Marathon (2019).

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