Nancy Collins - Calgary Divorce Lawyer

Nancy Collins



Darcie Papsdorf


Nancy Collins (formerly Lentz) received a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a political science major from the University of Alberta in 2006 along with a Certificate in Globalization and Governance. After graduation, Nancy worked as a policy advisor for the Provincial Government of Alberta as part of a team focused on Affordable Housing. Her team was awarded the Bronze Premier’s Award of Excellence, for the work they completed on Alberta’s Housing Strategy project.

In 2008, Nancy started working as a paralegal for Goldsmith Lawyers, in Sydney, Australia, while attending law school. In 2010, Nancy received a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Sydney. Nancy stayed in Australia as a Graduate-at-Law (student-at-law) for 6 months before returning to Canada.

As a law student Nancy worked in the industry garnering a wealth of knowledge in many practice areas. In 2011 Nancy returned to Canada, and took a job as a paralegal with Bennett Jones LLP in Edmonton. In 2012, Nancy received a Certificate of Qualification from the National Committee of Accreditation of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, which allowed her to continue her law career in Canada. She then articled at a family law firm in Calgary from November 2013 until May 2015 when she was called to the bar. Nancy then opened her own practice July 2015. She then worked with the law firm RCMV LLP as an associate before joining her new team at Richmond Tymchuk Family LLP.

Nancy puts her natural talent as a problem solver to work every day in her practice. It is important to Nancy to be available to her clients when they need her and to help them work through their legal matters to a satisfactory conclusion. Nancy enjoys using her natural talents as a problem solver to efficiently help her clients in the areas of divorce, child custody, child support, parenting, spousal support, wills, estates, residential real estate and small business corporate. She works closely with her clients in a client-centred approach bolstered by efficient time management to maximize the use of resources and avoid delays, unnecessary costs, and increased frustration in an already stressful time.

Nancy co-founded the B-Rad Foundation. The foundation raises funds to support outstanding individuals in the community. Nancy has and continues to support various organizations including MADD and Alberta Daschund Rescue.


  • University of Alberta, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 2002-2006
  • University of Alberta, Certificate in Globalization and Governance, 2002-2006
  • University of Sydney, Bachelor of Laws, 2008-2011
  • Called to the Alberta Bar May 2015 – practicing member

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Nancy Collins Testimonials

I just wanted to reach out in gratitude for the excellent service I’ve received from RT Family Law. I am so thankful to have the experience of your team as I have navigated a very challenging divorce.In reflecting on the experience, I thought it very important to share that Nancy did extremely well at our court of appeal appearance today, and for that I’m so thankful! She was concise, well organized, well prepared & persuasive in her delivery & rebuttal/response.
Future clients would be so fortunate to have her as their lawyer. I also greatly appreciate Laurie joining in today, and I felt at ease in their experienced and competent hands.
Whatever the outcome, I am pleased with how hard everyone worked in preparation for today & I’d highly recommend your firm to others navigating similar challenges.

If I could give 1 million stars I would. Richmond Tymchuk Family Law - more specifically Nancy Collins (formally Lentz) was AMAZING while dealing with my case. I couldn’t have asked for a lawyer. Nancy went above and beyond in making sure I got what I was going for. I’m very grateful for her patience and understanding with all my questions and worries. I felt her support every step of the way.

Nancy Collins has been wonderful throughout the continued drama I am forced to endure with my ex. She’s knowledgeable and experienced, yet humble and willing to work collaboratively. She responds quickly and provides clear & concise communication. She was so well prepared for our recent hearing! I feel so grateful to have her & all her skills helping me navigate some of the hardest moments of my life.

I just wanted to say thank you for all your help and advice throughout my long divorce process! You were very patient with me and my lack of knowledge and decisiveness and I really appreciate that.You were clear on what steps needed to be done and by when. Your expertise put me at ease knowing I was in great hands through this. I am so glad I looked for a second opinion and found you (Nancy)! So once again, thank you so much for all your hard work! ~~ Stacie 

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