Dedicated Divorce Attorney Serving Vancouver Families
Making the decision to get a divorce is never easy, but sometimes it is the only way troubled spouses can secure future happiness for themselves and their children. There is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to dissolving a marriage, but generally speaking, the less the parties agree upon the terms of their possible future settlement, the more likely it is that a divorce will proceed to litigation. Regardless of your circumstances, a knowledgeable Vancouver divorce attorney can help you understand what’s at stake.
Helping Clients Face Complex Divorce Circumstances.
There are a number of serious issues central to any divorce, including alimony and property division. When a couple has minor children, questions regarding support and custody become paramount. However, the first question in any divorce concerns whether or not both parties want to dissolve the marriage. When a divorce is uncontested, the process can generally be handled outside of court — assuming, of course, that both parties are in agreement regarding the terms of their settlement.
One of the primary responsibilities of any divorce lawyer is to try to coach both spouses toward a mutually acceptable settlement that keeps them both out of court. However, if an uncontested divorce proves impossible due to an inability to communicate respectfully, the matter may be headed to court. This, of course, is known as a contested divorce.
Going to Court When Necessary.
In a contested divorce, each spouse is represented by their own divorce attorney and the respective sides battle it out in court. The judge will attempt to establish an equitable divorce settlement based on the testimony of the spouses and the evidence presented by each side. Unfortunately, it’s rare for both parties to leave satisfied with the terms of a court-ordered settlement. If you are involved in a contested divorce, you need an experienced, compassionate family attorney who will fight to get the best possible settlement for you and your children.
Protecting Your Assets.
When there are a lot of assets involved, things can get pretty nasty. In a so-called” high asset” or “professional” divorce, legal representation isn’t simply recommended, it’s borderline necessary. Although legal fees can add up quickly during a professional divorce, the added expense can be worth it when couples are faced with decisions regarding shared retirement accounts, savings accounts and insurance policies, as well as jointly owned businesses, property and/or vehicles.
The spouse who comes out on the losing end of such a settlement often loses a great deal of property and/or assets. Contact a high-asset divorce attorney who knows what it takes to safeguard your rights and property during a contentious legal dispute. We are here to help you move forward.