Articles tagged “Family Law Services”:

How To Successfully Parent After Separation and Divorce


When a family experiences the breakdown of the spousal relationship, it involves many life changes and decisions especially for the children. One of the best resources a parent can use to support themselves during the transition is a talented family lawyer and a divorce coach. And a child specialist can help support the children during this challenging transition and give them a much needed voice as their world is turned upside down. The following highlights some of the key issues that parents must deal with after separation and divorce.

Helping Children Adjust To Two Homes

Children thrive when they have the security and predictability of a stable family environment, that is, the familiarity of where they live, … Read more »

New BC Family Law Act + Caring For Children After Separation or Divorce


The movie Kramer v. Kramer about a just-separated father who must learn to care for his son on his own when his wife takes off, and then must fight in court to keep custody of his son when the mother returns and asks for sole custody, highlighted how much a child can become a pawn in a separation and divorce dispute and the flaw to the idea that one parent is better than two. With real life examples of that movie in separated families all across British Columbia, the new Family Law Act dramatically changes how the law treats children when their parents separate.

The new Family Law Act does not use the adversarial terms “custody” and “access” Read more »

September 26, 2012



Gilsig Family Law: “What We Do and How We Do It”

Marla B. Gilsig, Family Lawyer, works exclusively on divorce law and family related matters, including custody, spousal support, child support, property division, and separation.  Gilsig Family Law is located in Vancouver, British Columbia.

At Gilsig Family Law our focus is exclusively on family law.  We offer pre-separation legal advice and work with clients who are going through a separation or divorce.  We assist clients with family related issues including custody and access, separation agreements, child support, spousal support, liability, division of family property, and enforcement of court orders.  We negotiate settlements for our clients using collaborative family law or mediation process and also mediate disputes.  If a fair and reasonable settlement cannot be reached we prepare … Read more »