Articles tagged “Family Law Services”:

Collaborative Law Presentation – CBA Canadian Legal Conference – Vancouver Family Lawyers Marla Gilsig and Nancy Cameron QC

From Litigation to Collaboration: Achieving the Full Paradigm Shift for You, Your Firm and Clients –
Improving Access to Justice particularly in Family Law

Practice-Focused Presentation by the CBA’s National Small, Solo and General Practice Forum
2.5 Hours CPD followed by a 0.5-hour Small, Solo and General Practice Forum Business Meeting
Canadian Bar Association Canadian Legal Conference, CBA and CCCA Programs Aug 12 – 14, 2012
Vancouver, BC
Monday, August 13, 2012 from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Moderator: Marla Gilsig, GILSIG Family Law

Let go of being the gladiator and become a conflict resolution advocate in a collaborative practice.
Collaborative practice is an enlightened alternative to litigation – a process tailored to the parties and
not the … Read more »

July 17, 2012



About Marla Gilsig Vancouver Family Lawyer Services

GILSIG Family Law is a Law Firm owned and operated by Marla B. Gilsig, Barrister and Solicitor, in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Marla brings a unique combination of legal experience and perspective to the family law process.  Her daily focus is negotiating settlements and drafting family law agreements including cohabitation, marriage, and separation agreements.  Having taken training in Collaborative Law Practice and certified as a Family Law Mediator, Marla offers her clients alternatives to litigation and recognizes that collaborative law or mediation can assist in resolving disputes in a timely and economical way.


The Firm prides itself on promoting a culture in which the Firm’s clients have constant access to the lawyer and … Read more »

Cohabitation Agreements Rise In Popularity for Risk-Averse Couples

For those who agree to share their apartments or homes, if not their entire lives together, a legal document may help smooth out the details in the event of romantic derailment. 

With more and more Canadians – British Columbians especially – eschewing marriage in favor of the less-formal arrangements, a cohabitation agreements has become a must-have. 

The agreements draw up conditions for couples who fear not only the consequences of a failed marriage, but what a break-up might do to their living situation.  You might not be able to escape the messy entanglements of the heart that remain long after a long-term relationship ends, but at least you can protect yourself from losing your home, or your pets. … Read more »