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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.

Family Lawyers Kelowna

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
Wes Shields
Associate Counsel
Audra Bayer
Associate Counsel
Brian Coen
Dan Shea
Erin A. Cram
Kristin B. Greenough
Karsten Erzinger
Jens Deppe
Pius Omene
Anastasiya Sadovska
Alexis Mawko
Georgia Fischer

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Family Law

Prioritizing Children in your Spring Break Planning- Building Positive Memories and Co-parenting Relationships

February 02, 2024 The blog guides parents in separated or divorced families on handling Spring Break, focusing on child-centric planning, effective co-parenting, and conflict reduction. It underscores maintaining traditions and children's mental well-being, aimed at creating a positive holiday experience. The article embodies values of community support and assistance in family transitions.

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The Strength To Unbind Ties: Domestic Violence and Protection Orders in British Columbia

November 23, 2023 Navigate the complexities of Domestic Violence and Protection Orders in British Columbia with FH&P Lawyers LLP. Our latest blog offers expert insights from lawyer Alexis Mawko on effectively securing protection orders. Understand the critical role of evidence, the legalities of peace bonds and family law orders, and the importance of a strong support network. Essential reading for those seeking safety and legal guidance.

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Complex Ties Unwound: Exploring Guardianship and Support in BC

November 16, 2023 Explore parenting time and support in British Columbia with ease. Our blog offers clear insights into custody arrangements and child support calculations, guided by the Family Law Act and Federal Child Support Guidelines. Get expert advice from our family law team for any family legal matters and start weaving your family's future with confidence today.

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