Family Law

Bringing compassion, determination and practical guidance to the resolution of marital and common law problems.

Our family lawyers understand the complex legal issues involved in married and common law relationships and that helping clients successfully resolve these issues requires more than knowledge of the law. We know that clients are trusting us during a difficult time and that they need a family lawyer that listens and understands their situation.

Our goal is to bring compassion, determination and practical guidance to the resolution of these problems.

Whether the family matter involves negotiation of an agreement before marriage or plans after the dissolution of a marriage or common law relationship, the impact can be substantial. We provide a wide range of family law services and years of practical experience involving the sensitive aspects of families in transition. These include dealing with issues such as:

  • divorce
  • spousal maintenance
  • child custody, guardianship and access
  • child support
  • division of property
  • marriage and cohabitation agreements
  • separation agreements
  • enforcement of court orders and judgments
  • mediation
  • restraining orders

We counsel clients on the most efficient way to settle their family law disputes. We endeavor to resolve disputes by way of negotiated settlements and we promote the use of mediation in the appropriate circumstances. When issues cannot be resolved through negotiation, we will protect your rights and seek a fair solution through courtroom proceedings. Our lawyers are experienced in trial work, and have appeared in all levels of Court in British Columbia on family law matters.

Our family lawyers also draw on the knowledge of other firm lawyers with a variety of special skills to provide comprehensive advice and guide our clients safely through complex family matters, disputes and litigation

We can assist you. Please do not hesitate to contact one of our family lawyers to schedule a one hour confidential consultation.

Practice Members

Testimonials

Mark B.

When looking for advice and counsel for divorce proceedings I researched many counsel for this life changing process. Finding Monica showed me experience in various aspects of law including government counsel… practical experience means a great deal to me. First meeting showed she was interested in details and belief in my stance moving forward. During difficult and tense aspects she kept me focused and calm with the aim for resolving the marital breakdown in a fair and professional manner. Monica’s guidance at times seemed hard to understand until we came closer to completing each step where all seemed to work out for the right reasons. I would recommend Monica for counsel in the easiest or hardest marital separation negotiations.

Yvonne O.

Monica, I feel compelled to write and thank you for the extraordinary lengths you have taken in handling my legal concerns. My situation was unique. Through your own efforts and consultation with your colleagues, you provided a very effective and timely solution. I was impressed by your professionalism and also by your warmth and understanding. I am truly grateful for all your efforts on my behalf.

Erin W.

Taryn, please accept my heartfelt thanks for the professional, caring and understanding manner in which you have been helping me through my recent separation from my partner. What I hold with the highest regard is how you & your legal team have been compassionate and sensitive to my needs, not only as client but as a person caught in the midst of seemingly unending emotional turmoil, struggling to survive and trying to keep my mind and soul fairly intact. Difficult times as these require a skill set unique in its ability to separate fact from fiction and reality from emotion. Your professionalism, knowledge and human approach gave me the confidence to step forwards to protect my interests; you are always just a phone call away. I’ve always felt respected & safe with your experienced direction during this very difficult time. I trust you. Taryn, I can’t thank you enough for all your hard work and expertise in taking on my case. I will continue to recommend both you and your firm in the future.

Constance S.

I just want to say that being in a stressful situation I found such great service and help from this law firm. I thank Monica for everything she did for me and relieving so much doubt and stress from this separation that I have gone through. Everything was explained to me in terms I could understand and in a very professional way. Thank you again.