Marcus M. Sixta
Founder/ Family Lawyer/ Mediator
Before becoming a lawyer, Marcus was a social worker and he uses this experience when working through difficult divorces and separations. Marcus is a certified Collaborative Divorce Lawyer. He is an accredited family law mediator, and believes that in many cases mediation and negotiation can save time and resources. Marcus has negotiated many attractive out of court settlements and has successfully mediated complex family law files. However, Marcus is also a strong advocate in family court and understands that for some family law cases litigation within the court system is the best option. Marcus regularly appears in family court in Alberta and British Columbia and has been rated one of the top family lawyers in Calgary*.
Marcus is passionate about family law and prides himself on the diverse experience he has gained from taking on many different types of family law files. He has worked on high net-worth files with over $50 million in assets. He has also conducted multiple trials in the child welfare system. He has assisted clients on complex international child abduction cases and has even provided an opinion to the High Court of London England on an international child custody case.
Marcus founded Crossroads Law with the goal of creating a family law firm that truly responds to the needs of clients. He believes that clients should expect great customer service including timely responses and efficient progress on their file. Marcus also understands that the cost of legal assistance can be a barrier for many and that is why Crossroads Law offers alternative billing models like flat rates and contingency. He also strongly believes that the legal coaching model improves access to justice by empowering individuals who may not have the funds to hire a lawyer to represent themselves in their family law case.
Giving back to the community is important for Marcus. He has sat on various non-profit boards and volunteered with numerous organizations. Marcus has also trained law students on family law litigation and has presented family law topics to various community groups. He can be booked for a free information session on family law by contacting us here.
- Law Society of British Columbia
- Law Society of Alberta
- Canadian Bar Association
- Calgary Bar Association
- Vancouver Bar Association
- Collaborative Divorce Vancouver Society
- Collaborative Divorce Alberta Association
- International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
*One of the top rated Calgary family lawyers on the Lawyerratingz.com website.
"I really appreciated Marcus' approach to my file. He was always the voice of reason and I believe that his sound and timely advice led to the best possible outcome for me. I appreciated his ability to cut through the nonsense and focus on the important issues while having empathy for the whole family. It was clear that he had my family's best interest at heart."