If you are looking to get divorced, the first step is to determine what the relevant issues are that will need to be resolved. The process to get a divorce will be different if the spouses have no children, versus if there are children of the marriage. Another factor that may influence how an application for a divorce proceeds will be the amount and type of assets that the spouses own. Children and assets are both very important factors that will influence how one of our lawyers will handle your divorce. There are a number of other important factors that our lawyers will canvass with you that could affect the legal strategy and procedure that is taken to get you divorced.
It is possible that when spouses separate there is still some degree of cooperation between the spouses. If the spouses are amicable towards each other, it may be possible for an application to be made by way of desk order to have a Judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia to grant a Divorce without the necessity of a court hearing. Tessmer Law Offices is able to assist you in obtaining a desk order divorce if your circumstances will permit it.
When a divorce is highly contested due to custody issues regarding the children or contention over the division of assets, our lawyers are trained to help you negotiate with your spouse to have these matters resolved. If negotiations are not successful in having your family law issues resolved, the lawyers at our firm are all skilled advocates that will articulate your side of the story in court.
We have experience getting our clients divorced and dealing with the relevant issues such as child custody, guardianship and access, child or spousal support and the division of family assets.
Our lawyers realize that getting a divorce is often a costly and emotional endeavour. We will work for you to obtain a divorce in the most cost-effective manner. As your family law lawyer we will be compassionate to your circumstances but will also provide you with direct and knowledgable legal advice.