August 2, 2011

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Family Lawyer, Collaborative Lawyer, and Mediator

vancouver-monthly-statGilsig Family Law provides family law advice and out of court settlement services to help you cut the financial and emotional costs of your separation and divorce.  My name is Marla Gilsig and I am a family lawyer, accredited family law mediator and collaborative divorce lawyer practicing in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Family Law Mediation and Collaborative Divorce are both a no court approach to settling separations and divorces.  Mediation and Collaborative Divorce are approaches that remove the adversarial element and replace it with an approach that consists of team problem solving to find winning solutions for both spouses and are 80% cheaper than family law litigation.

I am qualified to mediate your divorce settlement and draft your divorce agreement … Read more »

Collaborative Process Is For Divorcing Couples Who Want A Healthy Transition And The Best Separation Agreement

12391435_192385974441516_971157875868647436_n.jpg North Shore Mountains Dec 2015Have you and your spouse separated and are now seeking an alternative to the court-based process which is expensive, time consuming and adversarial?  Are you and your spouse seeking a dignified and low-conflict method to divorce?  The Collaborative Divorce Process is an out of court dispute resolution process that uses innovative and non-adversarial techniques to ensure that the issues arising from your separation are dealt with in a manner that maintains and promotes the interests of your children, your spouse and you.

Visit the Collaborative Divorce Vancouver website to learn more about this respectful process for resolving family disputes http://collaborativedivorcebc.com/professionals/marla_gilsig

The Collaborative Divorce Process is an excellent process for you and your spouse if:

  • You both want to resolve and
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Mediator Marla Gilsig Helps Divorcing Couples Create Affordable Separation Agreements

10783493994_d92c35502d_hDivorce should not be a naughty word that conjures up images of a couple sparring like two wrestlers vying for a bloodied crown.  Marriages do not always last forever, get over it.  Your future will not be determined by your divorce unless you choose to turn it into a three ring circus where the only elephants performing are you and your spouse.   Yes, divorce is a fragile time for your family and it has never been more important for you to collaborate with your spouse to reach a divorce settlement in which your children and  your finances are the priority.

After years of battling in court on behalf of family law clients, my mission was to change the process of divorce.  In 2010 I … Read more »

July 2, 2014

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Co-Parenting Tips For Your Summer

image001Your kids love the hot summer months and being out of school, but parenting during the summer can be a ton of work.  Every parent needs to be a strategic planner co-ordinating summer school, day camps, sleep away camps and the family vacations.  The challenge of planning a summer for divorced parents or blended families is even tougher, but it can be done successfully.

I am a family lawyer in Vancouver, British Columbia and over the years I helped many clients develop parenting schedules to navigate even the sticky summer months.  First I suggest my clients bring down the tension levels and have a healthy perspective because this is only one summer in a lifetime.  Next I recommend … Read more »