Family Law Process
Conflict of interest check
Before your initial 30 minute consultation, we will send you a questionnaire to complete. This will make our meeting more efficient; by answering those questions ahead of time, we already have the basic facts to help us lay out your options.
Bring any relevant court orders, pleadings or applications with you. Write down items that are a priority for you and bring the list.
Early in the process
Should you choose to retain us, we will work together to craft a plan that helps to achieve your immediate needs and goals. We will gather information (facts) relevant to your situation, and then continue to plan and take all necessary steps until your matter is completed. Our goal is to put you in the best position to move on with your life.
From the outset, we seek all appropriate disclosure from the other party to help achieve a fair and proper resolution of the issues. Because the “best interests of the children” are paramount in BC, expert reports may be needed to shed light on the issues of guardianship (custody) and parenting time (access), as well as parenting arrangements. In some cases, financial experts are needed to assist with business valuations, income determinations or asset appraisals.