Family law is one of the most diverse areas in the practice of law. Resolving your family’s legal issues can be challenging and complicated. When it comes to finding a family law lawyer in Kamloops, our lawyers have practiced extensively at all levels of court. We have experience finding resolutions to the problems you are facing. Do you need guidance concerning child custody or access? Do you need child or spousal support? Do you need assistance dividing or protecting your property? Are you looking for a divorce lawyer? Are you looking for guidance through the complex adoption process? When you and your family need assistance, our lawyers have the skill and the expertise to meet your needs. To get started, give us a call to request a confidential consultation. At Cates Ford Soll & Epp LLP, we deal with all legal issues that impact families, including:
Appeals of court orders
Child and spousal support issues
Custody and access
Division of family debt
Division of family property
Enforcement of orders
Marriage and cohabitation agreements
Protection from family violence
Just as every family is unique, so too are the solutions to every family law problem. Some clients benefit from our extensive courtroom experience. Other clients require our skills in negotiation and drafting out-of-court agreements. In addition to offering legal advice and assistance to individuals, our lawyers are certified Family Law Mediators. Accordingly, we are also able to use our expertise to guide former spouses, future spouses and other parties through the difficult negotiation process. Regardless of which approach works best for your case, our lawyers are committed to developing an efficient and cost-effective strategy that will address your unique expectations and concerns.
It’s important to note that a contentious courtroom battle is not your only option. When you work with Cates Ford Soll & Epp LLP, we will explore all alternatives while ensuring your rights are protected each step of the way.
Attending court can be a daunting prospect. The court process can be intimidating and confusing. This is particularly true if you are in court to deal with an emotionally stressful family law issue. Our experienced and skillful lawyers can help minimize the stress involved with the court process. We have extensive courtroom experience and have helped thousands of clients through family law court appearances and trials. Our courtroom expertise can make the difference between success and failure at trial.
Our lawyers may also be able to assist you if you’ve already attended court and lost. If you’ve already gone through a hearing or trial, and you are unhappy with the decision, you may be able to appeal to a higher court. Our lawyers have appeared at all levels of court in British Columbia; including the British Columbia Court of Appeal. We have successfully appealed a number of lower-court decisions for our clients.
Our skills as lawyers do not end at the courthouse steps. We are regularly called upon by our clients to help them negotiate their issues and draft formal written agreements outside of court. While few people actively want to end up in a courtroom, the emotionally charged atmosphere that surrounds family law issues can make negotiations outside of court a difficult process. Our skills and sensitivity in this field can help break those difficult deadlocks. Our expertise can also identify critical issues you may have neglected to consider.
Even if you have successfully negotiated an agreement yourselves outside of court without the assistance of a lawyer, it is still important to have a lawyer draft up or review that agreement. The Supreme Court of Canada has indicated that settlements where lawyers are involved in negotiating, drafting or at least reviewing the final agreement are more enforceable than agreements prepared without a lawyer’s involvement. Our lawyers have extensive experience in preparing formal written agreements. We can help you prepare an agreement that will be clear, concise and enforceable by the courts.
Family law agreements are not only limited to issues arising upon divorce or separation. If you are starting a new relationship, or planning to get married, you may also benefit from a formal legal agreement. Marriage or Cohabitation Agreements deal with what will happen with property, liabilities, children and support issues if the relationship or marriage breaks down in the future. These agreements can be particularly important for blended families. Discussing these issues at the outset of the relationship and preparing a formal written agreement can grant peace of mind and allow couples to move forward with a happy, healthy relationship. Please call us to set an appointment with our family law lawyers in Kamloops.
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