Divorce can be simple or complicated, but it is rarely easy. People experiencing divorce are emotionally vulnerable; but they also have legal decisions they must make. As family law lawyers, our job is to provide you with appropriate legal advice in your situation. We also strive to be sensitive to the very personal nature of your legal issues.

At Goluboff & Mazzei in West Vancouver, our divorce lawyers will walk you through the steps that will lead up to your divorce. As knowledgeable advisors working for you, we will offer you options to achieve settlement that are aimed at reducing conflict. Our work is comprehensive, addressing all of your issues upon relationship dissolution, and relevant to your unique needs.

Resolving Key Aspects Of Divorce

Divorce is covered by the federal Divorce Act, and only a judge can declare the end of a marriage. This process may be more expedient if the couple has already agreed on the matters at stake. Among the features of a typical divorce settlement are:

  • Child custody and guardianship, also known as parenting time
  • Child support
  • Property division
  • Spousal support

While it is possible to go to court to resolve these matters, typically it is in everyone's best interests to negotiate resolution. Negotiation often achieves a result similar to what a court would issue, without the conflict of litigation. Since spouses are participants in the process, they leave the process more satisfied and the agreements tend to work better in the long term.

Beatrice L. Fogelberg, our family lawyer at Goluboff & Mazzei, has been a member of the B.C. bar since 1990 and is a former counselor. She is an experienced legal advisor with a particular focus on out-of-court dispute resolution methods, including collaborative law.

Contact Us

When you want a lawyer who takes all of your interests into account when advising you, consider choosing Goluboff & Mazzei. We serve the North Shore and Sea to Sky corridor, including Squamish and Whistler. To schedule an initial free consultation about your options in divorce, call us at 604-925-6900 in the Lower Mainland or 800-815-5894 toll free in British Columbia. You can also send us an email.