Heather’s focus is on helping people create solutions that work for them in a cost-efficient way, while preserving their assets and their important relationships. She named the firm after the star, Merak. It is one of the two stars in the Big Dipper that points the way to the North Star, which has long served as a landmark for travellers without a compass. She believes in getting to know clients and that with some guidance, they can come up with their own best resolutions and find their way 'home'.
Heather Malaryk holds a B.A., Psychology with Distinction (2000) and an L.L.B. (2006). She started her career at Weir Bowen LLP, a general practice law firm that specializes in medical malpractice, personal injury, and insurance litigation. In 2009, Heather shifted her practice to the Family Law Office of Legal Aid Alberta, where she assisted clients in all areas of family law including divorce, property division, spousal support, child support, parenting/custody/access issues, Emergency Protection Orders, and child protection. In 2017, Heather and 4 of her friends and colleagues started Latitude Family Law LLP, where she was a partner until starting Merak Law in 2021, where she continues to practice exclusively family law.
Heather is a Registered Collaborative Family Lawyer, a mediator, and a proud member of and volunteer for the Collaborative Divorce Alberta Association.
She has appeared at all levels of Alberta courts and has conducted trials, hearings, special chambers, JDRs, and has participated in countless out-of-court negotiations. Her focus is on out-of-court dispute resolution. She looks forward to helping you!