Family Law

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Pettit and Company can act to achieve an effective, expedient and meaningful solution to your family law issues, no matter what stage your relationship is at.

For those about to enter into a legal or common law marriage we can negotiate and draft a cohabitation or marriage agreement (“pre-nup”)  that is tailored to you and your relationship, protects your interests and clarifies the expectations of both parties.

If you are already in a relationship and are considering separating, or have already separated, we can advise you on your legal rights and obligations on issues such as,

  • The division of assets and debts
  • Spousal support
  • Child support
  • Parenting time and Guardianship
  • Relocating with your child(ren)

We can adeptly negotiate on your behalf to settle these issues and utilize our significant legal drafting skills to draft a separation agreement  that accurately and clearly sets out the terms of the agreement and meets the legal requirements of the Family Law Act.

If a settlement has been achieved out of Court and all you require is a divorce we can assist you in the preparation of the necessary court documents to obtain a desk order divorce order.

If a negotiated settlement cannot be reached we will utilize our decades of court experience to skillfully advocate on your behalf throughout the Court process with the goal of obtaining a fair and final resolution in the most cost-effective manner possible. Contact us and we will schedule an appointment with one of our lawyers at our North Vancouver office.