Divorce & family law require a skillful approach to what is often a stressful and complex situation
Divorce and conflict within families can be a heartbreaking situation, one that is fraught with emotional turmoil and an added level of difficulty when children are involved. Add to that the complexity of rules governing family and divorce law, as well as the confusion of finding new living arrangements and managing the division of assets and you have a situation that can quickly feel overwhelming.
We can help you find answers to the difficult questions that surround family difficulties:
- Who is going to get the kids?
- How much will I have to pay for child support?
- How can I afford my bills when my income is so low?
- Will I have enough money?
- Will we ever come to an agreement on anything?
A note about costs for family litigation:
Most people going through a divorce or a separation are concerned about legal costs. In British Columbia, family lawyers cannot take a case on a “contingency” basis where they receive a percentage of the amount recovered for the client. While, in most cases it is extremely difficult, if not impossible, to give a reliable estimate of the total fees which will be charged for your case, we will do our best to give you an honest estimate and will, throughout the course of your case, keep you informed about costs. You will be billed on a periodic basis and receive a detailed statement itemizing the work done during the previous month. The hourly rate can vary depending on the complexity of the case and other considerations.
Sometimes, the best route forward is a negotiated settlement that tries to find an equitable solution for both parties. However, at times it may be necessary to go to court to protect yourself, your children, and your rights. In either case, we have the experience to help you through the process and represent your interests during negotiations or at trial.
Don’t head into a family law situation without a professional representing your side – it can make all the difference.
If you are seeking legal advice and would like a professional opinion we are here to help.