Looking for a Family Law lawyer in Vancouver?
Solimano Law represents clients on a wide array of family law matters including child custody, spousal support, and the division of property or assets. You need a lawyer with both your interests and your
children’s interests as a priority when dealing with the difficult process of divorce or separation. We focus on a collaborative approach but also have the experience to fiercely advocate for our clients in court when necessary.
The only way to legally end a marriage in BC is by obtaining a divorce order from a judge. According to Legal Services Canada, there is no such thing as a “legal separation”. You become separated when at least one party wants to separate and you begin living apart. Separation agreements can be mutually agreed upon separation but often you will need representation in court to ensure that the best interests of both you and your children are met. Child custody litigation can be one of the most stressful times for a parent, and it is important you have a family lawyer to assist you throughout the process.
Legal issues may be the last thing you are thinking about during separation as it is often a difficult and emotional time. Having the support of a family lawyer will assist in ensuring that you receive what you are entitled to, and in the case of separating parents; that the best interests of your child(ren) are met. Your family’s best interests are critical at this point in your life.
Collaboration involves an approach where both parties and their lawyers meet to effectively create a separation agreement that both agree to. This can include the division of property, spousal support
and access to children. In cases where mediation is not possible, litigation is commenced in either Provincial Court or the Supreme Court of BC.
When you separate or divorce it is expected that both parties will divide all family property and family debt equally. This includes any assets acquired or debt incurred during the relationship but not
before or after. It can be difficult to equally divide assets and debt. We are experienced in providing our clients with both the support and guidance through this process to ensure the separation is fair.
Children are legally entitled to child support (or maintenance) from the parent who does not live with them full-time. Child support usually lasts until the child turns 19, but there are special circumstances
where this could be varied. It is important that a lawyer is involved in these cases to ensure the child receives what they are entitled to receive.
Spousal support exists so that one parent does not financially struggle during or after separation, due to the separation.
The Family Maintenance Enforcement Program (FMEP) can assist in ensuring that payments are actually made by the party that has been ordered to make payments.
Throughout Family Litigation you can obtain interim orders while you wait for trial where a final court order is typically made by a judge. Family Lawyers are there to provide you with the support you
need to obtain these orders to ensure you receive the financial support and time with your children that you are entitled to.
Often, in both the Provincial and Supreme Court of British Columbia, multiple interim orders can be ordered by a judge or consented to by the parties throughout the court process prior to trial.
We are experienced in representing our clients across multiple areas of family law and can assist you in understanding both the rights of you and/or your children.
Solimano Law represents clients in a wide array on family law matters, including cases in the following areas:
- Separation and divorce
- Child support and spousal support disputes
- Child custody and access disputes
- Division of property and assets
- Cohabitation agreements
- Prenuptial agreements
- Separation agreements
Call or email Solimano Law to schedule a consultation to discuss your family law matter with us.
We are committed to giving you the advice and attention you need during what is often a difficult and tumultuous time.