Whether you are at the beginning, middle or end of a separation process, you are facing difficult decisions that will affect your future. These concerns are often complex and emotionally charged. Without an experienced family lawyer, you may not be able to protect yourself and your family in the areas of conflict or uncertainty that can arise. Financial issues, care of children and relocation issues often reach a crisis at the same time but early protective measures can make the difference between understanding and controlling the process and feeling overwhelmed by the tasks at hand. Divorce is undeniably stressful but we can help.
At Onyx Law Group in Vancouver, we represent clients who are facing a broad range of divorce and family law concerns. Our lawyers are able to assist you in even the most high-conflict or complex family law matters.
Family law encompasses a wide range of legal matters, including divorce, separation, child custody and support, spousal support, division of property, and more. In Vancouver, these issues are governed by both provincial and federal laws, making it important to work with a lawyer who is well-versed in the nuances of Canadian family law.
Selecting the right family lawyer is a personal decision that can significantly impact the outcome of your case and your overall well-being. You should first look for a lawyer or law firm that specializes in family law and has extensive experience in handling cases similar to yours.
To know if you’re on the right track, check what people are saying online about the various potential lawyers. This will help you make a more guided decision.
Importantly, it’s important to choose a lawyer whom you feel comfortable sharing personal information with and who communicates clearly and effectively. At Onyx, we have a team of lawyers who employ empathy in all dealing.
Accommodations You Are Entitled To!
In British Columbia, individuals are entitled to certain accommodations under law to ensure equality and prevent discrimination. The duty to accommodate, as outlined by the Canadian Human Rights Commission, involves adjusting rules, policies, or practices to enable full participation for everyone.
BC law defines specific entitlements regarding the division of family property and debt, as well as spousal and child support. Generally, family property and debt are split equally between spouses upon separation. Family property includes assets accumulated during the marriage or cohabitation, such as real estate, investments, and pensions. Family debt encompasses all financial obligations incurred during the relationship. However, property or assets brought into the marriage by one spouse, inheritances, and gifts from third parties are considered excluded property and are not subject to equal division, although any increase in their value is divisible.
Spousal support can be claimed by both married and common law spouses, with eligibility and the amount determined by various factors, including the length of the relationship and the roles each spouse played during it. Child support is similarly mandated, calculated based on the paying parent’s income, the number of children, and the province of residence, adhering to the Federal Child Support Guidelines.
Facing family law issues can be emotionally taxing and complex. However, with the right family lawyer by your side, navigating these challenges can become more manageable. When choosing a family lawyer in Vancouver, prioritize experience, reputation, communication, and cost to ensure that your legal needs are met with professionalism and empathy.
Just as your family is like no other family, your solution will be different than any other case. Our lawyers will work with you to craft the best result possible in your circumstances so that you can move forward in your life knowing that you did all you could to know and assert your rights in a very challenging situation.
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