The divorce process for same-sex couples is unique in British Columbia. Your choice in a lawyer may directly affect the outcome of your divorce. It is in your best interest to choose a lawyer who is experienced in the legal area of same-sex divorce and has an in-depth understanding of the law. If you turn to our law firm for professional legal services, we will work hard for your success.
Located in Vancouver, Epstein Law represents clients in a vast range of family law matters throughout British Columbia. Mark Epstein leads our firm and has more than 20 years of legal experience. He and our legal staff are committed to providing personalized legal services that are tailored to meet your particular needs.
As the world continues to evolve and become more accepting of same-sex couples, we have seen significant changes in the legal system. Now, same-sex couples not only have the right to marry — they have the right to a divorce. We can help make certain that your rights are protected and that other aspects such as property division, custody, access and child support are handled appropriately for your situation.
Division of Property
The Family Relations Act (Provincial) and Divorce Act (Federal) govern the division of assets, common law breakups, spousal support, alimony, child custody, guardianship and access.
Common Law relationships are based in Trust Law. This is a complex and old area of the law, which basically states that one party can, as a result of its own actions, hold Property in trust for the other party. Courts will order a division of the Property and Assets of the relationship. When the parties separate, the courts will determine what percentage of the assets will go to each individual.
Mark Epstein has more than 20 years of legal experience representing clients in family law matters. He is familiar with the case laws regarding same-sex marriages and knowledgeable of how the courts will examine the situation in order to determine property division. Mr. Epstein understands issues that frequently arise in same-sex divorce, and he will work to answer all your questions and concerns in a prompt manner.
Serving Areas Such as New Westminster, Coquitlam, Port Moody, White Rock, Abbotsford and Surrey — Property Division Lawyers
To schedule an initial consultation, please contact our Vancouver same-sex marriage lawyers at 604-685-4321. We are happy to schedule consultations at your convenience. Also, we can take cases on a limited retainer basis. Contact us to learn more.