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FH&P’s family lawyers put the best interests of your family as our first priority. We do not believe that separation is a contest and must end in a battle where one wins, and one loses. Instead, our team will focus on the long-term interests of our clients, their children, and their finances.

Our family lawyer group specializes in cohabitation, divorce, child and spousal support, parenting time, asset and debt division, and adoption.

When it comes to a separation, our team understands the sensitivity of the situation, whether it’s the division of complicated asset structures, including companies and assets outside of British Columbia, calculating support claims, or addressing the best interests of children. Divorces can be complex and contentious. Our family law team has dealt with hundreds of divorce matters, representing a wide range of clients and situations.

We pride ourselves in resolving family law disputes quickly and cost-effectively. Most often that means using negotiation, mediation, and collaborative law. However, our extensive experience in court allows us a helpful perspective in moving matters forward in a pragmatic, resolute manner. When court is inevitable, we rely on our strength and experience and you can too.

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Changes to the BC Divorce Act

On March 1, 2021, British Columbia adopted changes to the Divorce Act that act to help parents come to agreements and avoid court if possible.

Adopting a child in Canada

The process can range from nine months to nine years, depending on the type of adoption you’re doing.. According to the Adoption Council of Canada, the cost of adoption in Canada ranges anywhere from $0 (public adoption) to $30,000 (foreign adoption), depending on the type of adoption.

Family Law Lawyers

Heidi Taylor
Dan Shea
Erin A. Cram
Kristin B. Greenough
Jens Deppe
Wes Shields
Associate Counsel
Ian McAndrews
Associate Counsel

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Latest News & Articles

Family Law

Family law within the Business frame work

September 07, 2021 A discussion about the interaction of business and family law when it pertains to your business assets.

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Legal Bites - Family Law Associate Jens Deppe

February 01, 2021 One of the newest members of our lawyers team talks about why he became a lawyer and some advice he has

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Legal Bites - Heidi Taylor

November 24, 2020 Heidi became the first female partner at FH&P in 2011 and leads a compassionate Family Law Department with six lawyers

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