Articles tagged “Divorce”:

How to Have a Happy, Healthy, & Inexpensive Collaborative Divorce

Vancouver BC Ocean View - Marla Gilsig Family Lawyer 

Unless your name is Johnny Depp, divorce can have a significant impact on your life, both emotionally and financially.  In Canada, one in two unions fails, most unions fail before the 14-year mark. Most separating spouses say the divorce process was traumatic, that it harmed the children and dissipated their assets.  But I am a divorce lawyer in Vancouver who helps couples separate in a healthy and cost-effective manner.  

Frequently, the separating spouses focus on the financial aspects of divorce without addressing their emotional wounds and scars.  But studies show that when separating spouses deal with their feelings while going through divorce, each spouse becomes a better separation agreement negotiator and it provides each spouse and their family … Read more »

Let Us Help You Get Ready For The New BC Family Law

British Columbians are fortunate to have a new Family Law Act which will take effect on March 18, 2013.  The Family Law Act will replace the present Family Relations Act which has been in effect since the late 1970s.  Among the most significant changes is the new Family Law Act:

Strongly encourages spouses who separate to use alternative dispute resolution such as mediation or collaborative law process instead of the court processes.  Why move family law cases out of the court system and into mediation or collaborative law?  Because the research shows that spouses who separate and use the mediation or collaborative law are more satisfied with their separation agreements and learn effective co-parent skills.  The court system … Read more »

September 28, 2012



The Best Interest of My Client When Separating or Divorcing in Vancouver, BC

When a client is considering separating or has already separated; my role as a vancouer family lawyer is to look out for the best interests of my client.  One client may consult me and be seeking to take everything she can financially and materially from her spouse and inflict emotional revenge.  Another client may consult me and want to settle her separation and/or divorce with fairness and justice for both parties.

I advise every separating client that the legal experts point out that families who choose the litigation system to resolve their disputes, generally harm their children and dissipate their family’s assets.  The court system is not suited to deal with the complexities of interpersonal relations when separating Read more »