In a divorce or custody dispute, your future is riding on the outcome. These complex issues demand family lawyers who know what they’re doing, and you know you can trust. Our top-rated family lawyers in Vancouver are highly experienced in family law and highly rated by clients.
Our team of family lawyers provide the quality legal representation you need and deserve. We excel at finding solutions to difficult problems and protecting clients in any forum, from negotiation to litigation.
We believe that clients should have choices: options that enhance their overall results and the experience to get them there. Our Family lawyers are trained to resolve legal issues with an effective approach to client relationships.
Our family lawyers work with you to create a tailored approach to your unique family law needs, and one that connects you with a broad variety of supports and resources to improve your experience during the change in your family.
What is Family Law?
Family law is a practice area concerned with legal issues involving family relationships, such as adoption, divorce, and child custody. Our attorneys practicing family law typically handle divorce, child custody, child support, and other related legal matters.
What Does A Family Lawyer Do?
Deciding whether or not you need a family lawyer can be difficult. Especially, when it comes to your legal situations, such as the breakdown of a relationship or decisions regarding custody and property.
Having one of our family lawyers in Vancouver by your side will help you through the process. Here are a few reasons on how our family lawyers at Thomas and Associates can help:
- All of the necessary paperwork is handled. There are many documents complete during most family law cases. Our experienced family lawyer will help you to better understand this paperwork.
- The process becomes less emotional. When you have to deal with the aspects of your family issues on your own, it’s sometimes too emotional to bear. Our family lawyer helps you focus on the legalities and the most important points. This reduces the emotion involved.
- Hiring a family lawyer allows you to better understand the terms of your settlement. Getting divorced can involve various steps, including exchanging financial documents, negotiation, obtaining expert reports, and possibly appearing in court. Your family lawyer makes these steps much easier to navigated and understand.
Types of Family Law Cases:
At Thomas and Associates we believe the rights, responsibilities, and privileges related to family relationships are among the most sacred in our society. Accordingly, we represent our clients with respect and professionalism, understanding that all families are unique, special, and important. It is our goal to achieve the best possible results for our clients, while at the same time delivering the very best personal service.
To ensure we can help you understand your legal rights and responsibilities, we provide services in many areas of family law:
- Divorce and Separation
- Asset Protection
- Division of Property
- Income Determination and Support
Trial VS. Mediation in Family Law
Mediation: A voluntary way of resolving disputes where a trained mediator helps parties of relatively equal bargaining positions to resolve disputes about family issues.
A party considering mediation should speak to a lawyer before seeing a mediator. It is helpful to know the law and your rights and obligations and exchange all relevant documents before mediation starts.
Mediators are usually lawyers, psychologists, or other professionals. When these professionals work as family mediators, their job is to help parties reach an agreement on support payments, the division of property, custody of and access to the children, or any other family-related issues. Mediators do not take sides or make decisions for the parties. They also cannot give legal advice.
Trial: While many family law matters do not end up in court, there will be times when separating spouses cannot work together to make decisions about finances, property, or the care of your children. In such cases, you will need to ask a judge to make those decisions for you. You can also ask the court to intervene when your spouse is acting unfairly or inappropriately with respect to family assets, financial support, or parenting issues.
Why Choose Thomas and Associates?
We are attentive to your needs and communication style. Our goal is to help you during this difficult time in your life. Our family lawyers have broad expertise in family law and the division of assets. We are a small group of tough but caring attorneys who will fight to protect you and your legal rights at every step of the process.
Our skilled team of family lawyers take the time to understand your goals and your story so that we can guide you to the most favorable outcome of your divorce, custody case or other legal matter. We give clients the information they need to make good decisions, and we keep them well informed as their case progresses.
With impeccable service as the backbone of our reputation at Thomas and Associates, we hold a heartfelt commitment to improve your life through our work. Our overriding aim is to provide you with the right support and empower you to make the right decisions to successfully resolve your family matters.
“I never thought I would step foot in a courtroom and my life would crumble bit by bit. Sabina made me feel comfortable, held my hand through a horrible child custody, where I thought I was on my own, but Sabina gave me courage and a shoulder to cry on. She was phenomenal. Her comprehensive knowledge was always reassuring. Thank you Sabina, couldn’t be where I am today without you.”