Answering Your Questions About Separation And Divorce

There comes a point when you know your relationship is no longer working. At this critical juncture, you likely have many questions about how to go about separating your shared life into two separate ones, such as:

We at Vale Family Law & Mediation have the answers to such questions, and we’re ready to help you take the next step forward. Our practice focuses exclusively on assisting families of all kinds through the process of separation and divorce. At the heart of our work is a commitment to ensuring that you have the information you need to make informed decisions about how to move forward.

Will I Need To Go To Court?

In British Columbia, the Family Law Act provides couples who are on the path to divorce ways to avoid appearing in court if both sides can agree on division of marital property, child custody and support matters. Our Chilliwack lawyers excel in helping individuals work out such issues in mediation or through direct negotiation. We take the time to explain your rights, brainstorm creative solutions and protect your interests throughout the process.

If both sides can agree on the division of marital property, child custody and support matters, we can then draft the necessary agreements and file them with the court on your behalf. This could include obtaining a final declaration of divorce for those who were married.

What If We Cannot Agree?

If you cannot agree on any or all aspects of your separation, we are ready to assist you to obtain a court order, by way of litigation if necessary. By attempting to settle matters for you, our lawyers will have done some of the work needed already to present a sound case before a judge. We will diligently advocate for an outcome that protects your best interests.

Let Us Help You Get Started

In every stage of the divorce and separation process, we seek what is best for you, our client. Whether you are just starting out or already in the midst of negotiations or court, we invite you to call us at 604-858-9971 or send us an email to schedule a consultation.