Divorce and Separation Lawyer in Surrey, Vancouver & Abbotsford, BC

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Located in Surrey, Abbotsford & Vancouver, BC

Divorce and separation can be stressful and emotionally draining for you and your children. However, a family lawyer can make the process less painful by guiding you through court orders, custody, financial and property negotiations and other issues.

A family lawyer will clearly explain your rights and responsibilities and establish a plan for you to proceed confidently and with your interests protected.

Why Hire a Family Lawyer for Separation?

Separation marks the first step toward getting a divorce in British Columbia, so a family lawyer is an immediate asset. One of the first things they do is draft a separation agreement to provide guidance for dealing with matters like parenting, payments for child and spousal support, and property division.

Although you can draft a separation agreement on your own, this can lead to potentially exploitable loopholes and unclear parameters down the road. You should seriously consider hiring an experienced family lawyer who uses clear and definitive language that leaves no room for misinterpretation and knows the standard clauses to include. For example, a family lawyer may add a dispute resolution mechanism that stipulates what you or your spouse should do if either of you breaches the agreement.

Why Hire a Family Lawyer for Divorce?

The law in British Columbia dictates that you be separated for a year before you get a divorce. There are exceptions if you can prove that your spouse was unfaithful or abusive. A family lawyer will advocate on your behalf and in your best interests in either scenario.

Your family lawyer will start the paperwork before your separation ends and speed up your divorce. They will also advise you to adhere to the following instructions as outlined by the Supreme Court:

  • You or your spouse must live in British Columbia for at least a year
  • You must prove that your marriage has deteriorated
  • You must make proper arrangements for child support

Whether or not your case goes to trial, a family lawyer will ensure your divorce goes as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

Divorce Lawyers in Surrey, Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland, BC

If you are considering separation or divorce, get in touch with the experienced team at ALG Lawyers. Our family lawyers are experienced and motivated to represent your interests throughout the process. Schedule a consultation today.