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Solimano Law represents clients on a wide array of family law matters including child custody, spousal support, and the division of property or assets. We focus on a collaborative approach but have the experience necessary to represent our clients in court when and where it is deemed necessary. 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 have the experience needed to effectively represent you in a collaborative approach, or through litigation if required.
To legally end a marriage in BC a divorce order from a judge is required. As per 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 start living separate and apart. Separation agreements can be mutually agreed upon but often you will need to be represented in court so that both the best interests of you and your children are at the forefront of the situation. Child custody litigation can be one of the most stressful times for a parent, it’s important that you have a family lawyer to assist you throughout the process.
Legal issues could be the last thing on your mind during separation as it is often a difficult and emotional time. Having the support of a family lawyer can assist in making sure your judgment doesn’t impact the outcome and you receive what you are entitled to. A family lawyer can provide you with advice to ensure the best interest of your child(ren) are acted upon.
Collaborative law is an approach where both parties and their lawyers meet to effectively create a separation agreement that both parties 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 or Supreme Court of BC.
When you separate or divorce it is expected that both parties will divide all family property and family debt equally and fairly. 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 is payable until the child turns 19, but there are some special circumstances where child support is payable for dependent children older than 19 as well. It’s 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 party doesn’t financially struggle during or after separation, due to the separation.
The Family Maintenance Enforcement program (FMEP) can assist in ensuring that payments are made by the paying party.
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 that there are rules preventing you from missing time with your children or from not receiving the financial support required. Often, in both the Provincial and Supreme court of British Columbia multiple interim orders can be both ordered by a judge and consented to by both 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 your children.
Solimano Law represents clients in a wide array on family law matters, including cases in the following areas:
- Separation and divorce
- Child, and spousal support disputes
- Child custody, and access disputes
- Division of property/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.