Vancouver Family Law Lawyer, British Columbia


Includes: Collaborative Law, Domestic Violence & Neglect, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements

Ian W. Burroughs Lawyer

Ian W. Burroughs

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Estate, Real Estate, Wills & Probate
The Right Legal Advice Today, Building For Your Tomorrow.

Ian W. Burroughs is a Partner of the Firm. Ian’s practice consists of three main areas, the first being his Corporate and Commercial Business Practi... (more)

Robert S. Fleming Lawyer

Robert S. Fleming

VERIFIED
Business

Robbie was called to the bar in British Columbia in 1991. He began his career as a prosecutor in northern BC before starting his own practice in 1994.... (more)

Emmet J. Duncan Lawyer

Emmet J. Duncan

Criminal, Motor Vehicle, Felony, DUI-DWI

Emmet J. Duncan is a criminal lawyer in Vancouver who can assist with DUI, Driving Offenses, Traffic Tickets, and more. Emmet has extensive experience... (more)

Marcus M. Sixta Lawyer

Marcus M. Sixta

VERIFIED
Divorce & Family Law

I am a family law lawyer / divorce lawyer who strives to provide clients with exceptional service in the following areas: divorce, child custody, guar... (more)

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800-955-6920

Kevin  Heinrichs Lawyer

Kevin Heinrichs

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Divorce & Family Law

Kevin Heinrichs is a partner in Henderson Heinrichs. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University in 1988 with a major in Po... (more)

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800-942-9381

Wesley  Mussio Lawyer

Wesley Mussio

Personal Injury, Estate

Since becoming a lawyer in 1991, Wes Mussio has worked almost exclusively in the area of ICBC injury claims. He also handles a variety of other person... (more)

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800-953-6181

Matthew  Katsionis Lawyer

Matthew Katsionis

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Divorce & Family Law

Matthew is a litigation lawyer with a primary focus on family law. He can also assist clients with various criminal and civil litigation issues. He st... (more)

Michael J Steven Lawyer

Michael J Steven

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Family Law, Personal Injury, Wrongful Termination

Michael Steven is a senior trial lawyer who has practiced civil litigation since his call to the British Columbia Bar in 1978. Michael practices in th... (more)

Joel D. Zanatta Lawyer

Joel D. Zanatta

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Accident & Injury, Personal Injury

Joel Zanatta, Partner, has practiced personal injury law for 15 years. He began his legal career at a large insurance firm in downtown Vancouver. For ... (more)

W. Gerald Mazzei Lawyer

W. Gerald Mazzei

VERIFIED
Accident & Injury, Divorce & Family Law, Estate

W. Gerald Mazzei is a practicing lawyer in West Vancouver, BC.

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800-935-9540

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LEGAL TERMS

CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATION

Information exchanged between two people who (1) have a relationship in which private communications are protected by law, and (2) intend that the information b... (more...)
Information exchanged between two people who (1) have a relationship in which private communications are protected by law, and (2) intend that the information be kept in confidence. The law recognizes certain parties whose communications will be considered confidential and protected, including spouses, doctor and patient, attorney and client, and priest and confessor. Communications between these individuals cannot be disclosed in court unless the protected party waives that protection. The intention that the communication be confidential is critical. For example, if an attorney and his client are discussing a matter in the presence of an unnecessary third party -- for example, in an elevator with other people present -- the discussion will not be considered confidential and may be admitted at trial. Also known as privileged communication.

CONFINEMENT IN PRISON

In most states with fault divorce, grounds for a spouse not in prison to obtain a fault divorce if the other spouse has been imprisoned for a certain number of ... (more...)
In most states with fault divorce, grounds for a spouse not in prison to obtain a fault divorce if the other spouse has been imprisoned for a certain number of years.

FOSTER CARE

Court-ordered care provided to children who are unable to live in their own homes, usually because their parents have abused or neglected them. Foster parents h... (more...)
Court-ordered care provided to children who are unable to live in their own homes, usually because their parents have abused or neglected them. Foster parents have a legal responsibility to care for their foster children, but do not have all the rights of a biological parent--for example, they may have limited rights to discipline the children, to raise them according to a certain religion or to authorize non-emergency medical procedures for them. The foster parents do not become the child's legal parents unless the biological parents' rights are terminated by a court and the foster parents adopt the child. This is not typically encouraged, as the goal of foster care is to provide temporary support for the children until they can be returned to their parents. See also foster child.

CONNIVANCE

A situation set up so that another person commits a wrongdoing. For example, a husband who invites his wife's lover along on vacation may have connived her adul... (more...)
A situation set up so that another person commits a wrongdoing. For example, a husband who invites his wife's lover along on vacation may have connived her adultery, and if he tried to divorce her for her behavior, she could assert his connivance as a defense.

MINOR

In most states, any person under 18 years of age. All minors must be under the care of a competent adult (parent or guardian) unless they are 'emancipated'--in ... (more...)
In most states, any person under 18 years of age. All minors must be under the care of a competent adult (parent or guardian) unless they are 'emancipated'--in the military, married or living independently with court permission. Property left to a minor must be handled by an adult until the minor becomes an adult under the laws of the state where he or she lives.

DEPENDENTS BENEFITS

A type of Social Security benefit available to spouses and minor or disabled children of retired or disabled workers who qualify for either retirement or disabi... (more...)
A type of Social Security benefit available to spouses and minor or disabled children of retired or disabled workers who qualify for either retirement or disability benefits under the program's rigorous qualification guidelines.

TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER (TRO)

An order that tells one person to stop harassing or harming another, issued after the aggrieved party appears before a judge. Once the TRO is issued, the court ... (more...)
An order that tells one person to stop harassing or harming another, issued after the aggrieved party appears before a judge. Once the TRO is issued, the court holds a second hearing where the other side can tell his story and the court can decide whether to make the TRO permanent by issuing an injunction. Although a TRO will often not stop an enraged spouse from acting violently, the police are more willing to intervene if the abused spouse has a TRO.

PROVOCATION

The act of inciting another person to do a particular thing. In a fault divorce, provocation may constitute a defense to the divorce, preventing it from going t... (more...)
The act of inciting another person to do a particular thing. In a fault divorce, provocation may constitute a defense to the divorce, preventing it from going through. For example, if a wife suing for divorce claims that her husband abandoned her, the husband might defend the suit on the grounds that she provoked the abandonment by driving him out of the house.

BRIEF

A document used to submit a legal contention or argument to a court. A brief typically sets out the facts of the case and a party's argument as to why she shoul... (more...)
A document used to submit a legal contention or argument to a court. A brief typically sets out the facts of the case and a party's argument as to why she should prevail. These arguments must be supported by legal authority and precedent, such as statutes, regulations and previous court decisions. Although it is usually possible to submit a brief to a trial court (called a trial brief), briefs are most commonly used as a central part of the appeal process (an appellate brief). But don't be fooled by the name -- briefs are usually anything but brief, as pointed out by writer Franz Kafka, who defined a lawyer as 'a person who writes a 10,000 word decision and calls it a brief.'