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

Dena C.

I came to Monica because I found her to be very relatable.  She provided easily understood answers and solutions.   I believe her to be  knowledgeable, and very reliable. Monica earned my trust quickly and I can say with confidence that I would seek her counsel again should I need it.  I would be very comfortable recommending her services to any friends or family.

Peter Angle

I am very pleased to pass on my recommendation of Taryn Moore. Professional, strong communication skills, incredibly knowledgeable, but more important takes the time to listen, analyze and then offers and delivers a focused resolution designed with her clients best interest in mind.

Jonathan M.

I was looking for a lawyer that was well experienced in family law and In my search I came across Monica McParland’s Article “Do I Need a Prenup? Cohabitation and Marriage Agreements in British Columbia.” I read the article and I decided to contact Monica to set up an appointment. Monica was more than willing to accommodate my needs and was very professional. I felt comfortable explain to Monica my thoughts about getting a cohabitation agreement and she was very helpful in giving me a lot of knowledge on the topic. Monica is very friendly and easy to deal with she was able to accommodate my schedule more than once to discuss and update me on what was going on, and she was very patient in allowing me to gather the required information I needed to complete my agreement and never pushed me to making a quick decision. Highly recommend anyone to use her services for their legal needs.

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.