When children are involved in family law matters, they are the most important individuals. It is likely your goal to minimize the negative impact of a divorce or separation and make certain that their well-being is advocated for. If you choose to work with a lawyer at our firm, you can be certain that we will work toward achieving the best resolution for your legal situation.
Epstein Law provides legal services for clients throughout the Greater Vancouver Area in a wide range of family law matters. We represent clients in the areas of divorce, same-sex divorce, common law relationship matters and more.
We strive to help our clients reach a favourable outcome for their legal issues. Our team will work diligently to make certain that we fully understand your goals for your situation and work to achieve your goals in an effective yet efficient manner.
Determining Custody and Access
In many instances, coming to a resolution outside the courtroom regarding both custody and access is encouraged. If parents cannot reach a resolution, the courts will determine the outcome by deciding what is in the best interests of the children. This may include a psychological assessment or working with professionals such as psychologists. The courts will also examine such things as the age of the children, the relationship with each parent, parental involvement and other circumstances.
Many of the decisions made by the courts are fact-based. Working with a lawyer who has an in-depth understanding of custody laws may have a direct impact on the outcome of your situation. Our Vancouver child custody lawyers are experienced and have a proven track record advocating for clients in family law matters.
Child Support Guidelines
Child support and Section 7 extraordinary expenses are calculated based on Federal Child Support Guidelines, what is in the best interest of the children and the income of the parents. The courts will look at the Custody and Access arrangements and the number of children. Each situation is different and the Guidelines are not absolutely determinative. At first instance, if one parent has the children 60 percent of the time that parent will be entitled to full child support; However, there are other factors that might determine the support payments. We work to make certain that a result is reached that will help foster your child’s well-being.
Serving Areas Such as Delta, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Port Moody, White Rock and Surrey — Child Access Lawyers
To schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your situation, please contact us at 604-685-4321. Our team is happy to schedule consultations at your convenience. We can take cases on a limited retainer basis. Contact us to learn more.