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Family Divorce Lawyer Nanaimo

Are you looking for a Nanaimo divorce lawyer? We have a divorce lawyer that serves the Nanaimo area. Nanaimo has very few family lawyers, and many clients want a lawyer with at least 10 years’ experience.  It is also possible for our lawyer to file documents in Victoria court for a Nanaimo matter. Reach out to see if one of the lawyers we work with can help you with your Nanaimo family issue or planning.

The meeting location is: 256 Wallace St #120, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5B3

If you need a family lawyer in Nanaimo, call us toll-free at 1-844-466-6529

Our intake team will take your information and pass it on to one of the Nanaimo lawyers. We will make sure they are available to take on more cases. If an experienced lawyer can help, they will call or email you.

How much experience a client wants their child custody lawyer to have depends on the client’s budget. A lawyer with 2-5 years of experience will be less expensive than a lawyer with 20 years’ experience.

Our CEO Alistair Vigier is from BC, so he is excited that is ClearWay Law will be helping people in British Columbia with their divorce issues.

Nanaimo Family Lawyer | Child Custody

You can reach a top Nanaimo family lawyer by filling out your request via the live chat box in the lower right of the screen. It’s also possible to reach us by emailing info (at) clearwaylaw.com

If you have a serious family law issue, it’s better to hire the most experienced lawyer you can find.

Examples of serious family law matters are:

  • Spousal support
  • Child support
  • Child custody
  • Division of assets

You do not want to make a mistake and never get to see your child again. You also don’t want to end up having to pay your spouse hundreds of thousands of dollars because you didn’t hire the best Nanaimo divorce lawyer.

divorce lawyer nanaimoEven if you are doing family law planning (marriage agreement or cohabitation agreement) it’s important to make sure the family lawyer doesn’t make mistakes. Things like financial disclosure and independent legal advice need to be done. Don’t look for quick answers, look for accurate answers.

Nanaimo Divorce Lawyer | Division Of Assets

  • Commission as MCFD counsel (Ministry of Children & Family Development)
  • 20 years’ experience in family law
  • Accreditation as a family law mediator

At the very least, you should speak to a top lawyer to see if they can help you with your Nanaimo case. You need as much information as you can get to make a decision on the right lawyer to go with.

Same-Sex Family Law

Our Nanaimo divorce lawyers offer same-sex family law services from Victoria and the way up to Nanaimo. Most of the legal needs of same-sex couples are the exact same as straight couples. These needs are often the division of assets and spousal support. Many same-sex couples have different needs related to children such as adoption law or guardianship.

Same-sex family law is still new. Therefore, the family judges sometimes have a hard time understanding how the relationships work. Rules around guardianship can be different for same-sex couples. Surrogate and fertilization in labs also have unique laws. This might affect the process.

Avoid Court If Possible

Most people know that going to the family court is very expensive. There are many different options for keeping your dispute out of court. Therefore, this should be discussed with a family attorney. Focusing on mediation and collaboration is a better way. This will help minimize the financial cost of going through a family dispute. You also need to keep in mind the emotional cost of going through a divorce. You don’t want this to go on for years and to cost you tens of thousands of dollars.

Our top lawyers have clients that enter their office during the first conversation. Their goal is simply to “win.” Our lawyers explain there is very rarely a winner in family law. Our Nanaimo custody lawyer might tell them they will need a $10,000 retainer to go to court. Suddenly they are interested in listening to what the lawyer has to say about how to reduce costs. The focus of a divorce should be getting a separation agreement signed. Further, after that, the focus switches to getting the divorce filed with the courts.

Post Separation Communication Between Parents

Post-separation communication can be difficult. Therefore, separation is often accompanied by anger and frustration directed at your ex-spouse. Comments are misunderstood and intentions are doubted, resulting in strained communications with your ex-spouse.  And when there are children involved, parents often find it hard to speak to the other parent at a time when communication is very important.

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Post Separation Communication Between Parents

Communicating during a separation is difficult. Often you are in new territory dealing with court appearances, new relationships, and differences in parenting styles. To help parents communicate better during the separation process, we have penned some helpful tips. This will help with how to approach conversations with your ex-spouse:

  1. Ensure that communications are child-focused. Don’t bring up issues from the past. Also, don’t speak about something related to your spousal relationship. And definitely don’t result to name-calling, insults, throwing blame or yelling at the other parent.  Focus your conversation on issues relating to the children. Further, work on how to best meet your child’s needs.
  2. Make sure to communicate in a calm manner. Don’t respond to your gut reaction.  If something your ex-spouse has said leaves you angry, politely excuse yourself from the situation. Take a few minutes to collect yourself and then respond.
  3. Set the tone. Use positive language and productive means of communication. This will encourage your ex-spouse to do the same.  Respectful correspondence is more likely to prompt your spouse to respond with respect.
  4. Seek the help of a therapist or counselor. Communicating post-separation is no easy feat. Further, there is no shame in asking for help from a third party. Further, you can seek help from a therapist on your own or together as a parenting team. Third-party professionals can give you tools to ease communication and help you work through.

Find The Best Family Lawyer

Working on communication with your ex-spouse is important for the well-being of your children. In addition, it can promote the resolution of your family matter. Also, it will reduce some of the stress associated with going through a separation.

Do you have questions about post-separation communication between parents? Speak to an experienced family lawyer. Our lawyers are able to assist you with any issues related to custody and access issues. In addition, if you feel you need extra help with communication we can put you in touch with other professionals. Contact us to set up an initial consultation with a lawyer.

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  • FAQ

    When can I change my name?

    You can change your name at the time of the granting of a divorce.

    How will a court decide the last name of the child?

    The courts will decide based on the best interests of the child. Also, courts often care little about the feelings of the parents.

    Is the Provincial Court or Supreme Court more powerful?

    The Supreme Court may change or terminate an order made by the Provincial Court. These orders would be under the Family Law Act.

    Is the Provincial Court or Supreme Court more powerful?

    The Supreme Court may change or terminate an order made by the Provincial Court. These orders would be under the Family Law Act.

    What is a joint custody order?

    It means that both parents are involved in making decisions regarding health, education, and other important decisions regarding the child. Joint custody does not require alternating periods of residence with each parent. Also, the parents share the same rights toward a child.

    When will a family law judge deny access to a parent?

    There are four main reasons why a judge will deny access to the child: 1. Too many arguments between the parents 2. There is a health risk to the child 3. One of the parents didn't see the child much before the access was asked for (it was the parents chose not to see the child) 4. Problems between the child and the parent