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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.

Lorna C.

When I was looking for a lawyer, my brother suggested Pushor Mitchell. So I checked out the website and looked at the lawyers biography's and chose two lawyers that had strong experience and specialized in family law. Ms. Monica McParland picked up my phone call and I spoke to her immediately. Ms. McParland asked me the questions required to make me feel at ease to explain my situation. Ms. McParland was professional and friendly and I knew I'd like to meet with her. My meeting with Ms. McParland was professional with clear communication on issues and all my questions were answered and I felt very comfortable to be myself with Ms. McParland and felt I would be taken care of. Ms. McParland is very professional as well as confident, informative, efficient and personable and my experience with her has been positive. I would most definitely and have already expressed to others that Ms. McParland is the right choice.

Matt G.

No one wants to find themselves embroiled in a nasty custody battle. But, if you do, you could do no better than Leneigh Bosdet. She is a consummate professional, who made me feel at ease with the process during a very stressful time. I was always kept informed regarding where I stood, and things moved as swiftly as they could. Always ready to collaborate, but ready to throw down if necessary - if I had to do it all over again, I would pick Ms. Bosdet every time.

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.