Family & Divorce

We assist you through difficult times, aiming to make the transition as easy as possible for you and your family

Getting through a separation

Divorce can be an emotionally draining time for everyone involved. The decisions around children, finances, and property swirl through your mind as you think about your next steps. While difficult, you don’t have to go through this chapter in your life alone. Our team of Family Law Professionals can offer clarity and guidance throughout the entire separation process.

Services We Offer

The Stringam team offers you a host of services to get through this time of transition. Our family law lawyers will provide legal advice, giving you the peace of mind you’re making the right decisions. Here are some ways we can help you get through this challenging time:

  • Parenting Plans
  • Adoptions
  • Prenuptials
  • Child custody and access
  • Mobility/Relocation
  • Separation Contracts
  • Constructive Trust 
  • Child support/Arrears
  • Spousal Partner Support
  • Family Property
  • Common law separation
  • Shared Parenting
  • Collaborative law

How our family & divorce lawyers can help

Stringam’s family & divorce lawyers help you navigate the tough waters of divorce and separation. While alternative dispute resolutions such as mediation or arbitration are ideal, we are fully ready to represent you in the courts when necessary.

No matter your situation, our team of divorce lawyers will counsel you on what actions to take and what to avoid. Although divorce can have the potential to spiral into negativity between the two parties, we will work hard to protect your reputation. We understand emotions are high during these times. Our lawyers will help you channel these emotions into an effective strategy, looking out for you and your family’s best interests at all times.

Uncontested vs. Contested Divorce

In general, divorce cases in Western Canada begin when one of the spouses (“Plaintiff”) files a “Statement of Claim for Divorce” and serves it to the other spouse (“Defendant”). This document outlines claims made by the spouse, including grounds for divorce, child support, spousal support, and custody details.

If both of you agree on all matters, including division of property, spousal support, child support, and child custody, you can avoid the court process altogether. This is known as an uncontested divorce. However, if there are major disputes, a contested divorce may ensue. This option will require litigation and is the more costly of the two alternatives.

Stringam advises clients on both contested and uncontested divorce. We’ll work with you on getting the most favourable resolution based on your circumstances.

What you can expect

Our legal team offers compassionate yet assertive representation tailored to your situation. Here are some things you can expect when working with the Stringam team.

Backed by decades of family law experience

The stakes are high when it comes to matters of divorce, child custody, property, and more. Our team has intimate knowledge of family and divorce law, representing clients from all walks of life. We understand the legal nuances that can make or break your case.

You don’t have to figure this out on your own. Let our experienced team help.

Meet the Team

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