Family Law

Our lawyers routinely represent clients during disputes over family property, spousal support, custody, and child support. We recognize the importance of resolving these issues to help you move forward with your life and we strive to find the most cost effective and timely solution for you. Family breakdown forces you to make critically important and complex decision in a time of high-stress and emotion; having a clear voice of reason and a strong attention to detail during this time is a must and we strive to provide that to our clients.

We are also able to proactively assist our clients before family problems arise by drafting cohabitation and pre-nuptial agreements which can help mitigate conflict in the event your relationship breaks down. If your relationship does break down, and where an agreement is not attainable, we routinely move matters into court where out lawyer have experience at all levels of court in B.C.

Whichever stage you are at, we understand the importance of finding lasting and workable solutions and we communicate with you throughout the process to ensure your interests are protected.

Our key areas of service include:

  • Division of property involving high value estates with complex tax implications
  • Applications to prevent the disposition of property
  • Cross border family disputes
  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Separation agreements
  • Spousal support claims
  • Child support claims
  • Custody claims
  • Applications to relocate with children
  • Protection orders
  • Resolution of claims by mediation, arbitration, and collaborative law, where appropriate

Please contact any of our lawyers if you require assistance with a family issue.

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Kelowna Family Law Lawyers