Frequently asked questions
Court isn’t the only option to resolve family law and other legal disputes. There are many tools we can use. We solve many files through negotiation, mediation or collaborative legal approaches. In a collaborative approach, each party agrees to resolve matters out of court. Specially trained lawyers then work with the parties to reach a collaborative agreement.
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Why not meet us to see? We offer 30 minute initial legal consultations or longer 2 hours appointments for specific advice. These are a great opportunity to connect, get an opinion regarding your case, a quote for further work, and to see if we are a right fit.
We can provide you access to our online client portal, through which you can access your documents, fee information, and other details about your case. We pride ourself in clear communication and have a commitment to reply to your messages within 1 business day wherever possible.
We advise you to obtain legal advice about your matter.
If cost is an issue, we offer ‘unbundled’ legal services. This means that we might prepare documents and assist with procedural matters on your behalf (for example), but you would attend court dates on your own to save costs. You can pick and choose what aspects of your case you need assistance with.
In BC, either party can apply for a divorce. You need to be separated for one year prior to the divorce being granted. Divorce in BC is a very procedural involving several court applications. Simple divorces can be resolved within several months. If there are ongoing child support disputes, or if the other side responds or contests the divorce application this timeline can be significantly expended.
Be aware that property division and childrens orders can be made separately from the divorce itself. Often parties first resolve property and children arrangements, and only ‘tie up loose ends’ by finalising the divorce many months or even years later.