The end of a marriage or common-law relationship is a stressful time. Concerns about the children and their well being are overwhelming. Assets such as the family house, bank accounts, investments and pensions need to be divided and any debts need to be addressed. Emotions are running high, making every decision that much more challenging.
We understand the sensitive nature of family disputes and how emotional they can be. Our compassionate lawyers are experienced in negotiating and resolving matters such as child custody, guardianship and access, child support, spousal maintenance, division of family assets, divorce and variation applications. They will ensure that you know your specific rights and obligations, and will work with you to reach a timely resolution of all family matters, whether by way of Separation Agreement, court application or a trial.
For those families wanting to be involved in a less adversarial approach to resolving their family issues, we also have a trained mediator and collaborative lawyer available. More information on these services is available below.
In addition to assisting with matters pertaining to the breakdown of a family unit, our Family Law team is also available to assist with adoption applications and the preparation of agreements in anticipation of marriage or cohabitation.
Our Family Law Group writes the BC Family Lawyer Blog, which discusses family law issues, dispels related myths and common misconceptions, and provides a better understanding of the processes and laws relating to the expansion or breakdown of a family unit.
Our Family Law Practice includes:
The collaborative law process is an alternative to traditional litigation, and can be a method through which issues such as parenting arrangements, child and spousal support, possession of the matrimonial home and the division of property are resolved. In the collaborative law process, each party retains their own lawyer who… read more »
Family mediation is a voluntary cooperative conflict resolution process in which divorcing or separating parties work together, with the assistance and guidance of a trained and independent third party (the Mediator), to come to a mutually acceptable agreement on matters such as parenting arrangements, child and spousal support, possession of… read more »