Guardianship Lawyer in New Westminster

Custody discussions, whether they are amicable or hostile, are often stressful. Not only do you deal with the emotional aspects of the situation, but you also have to sort through endless pages of family law written in legalese.


When it comes to the well-being of your child, you should not feel burdened down by the law; let the custody and agreements lawyers at Valerie M. Little Law Corporation help you protect the best interests of your child.


Understand the Family Law Act in New Westminster

According to the "Family Law Act," only legal guardians can exercise parental responsibilities and claim parenting time.


Parental duties/responsibilities might include:

  • Applying for a passport for the child.
  • Choosing with whom the child will associate.
  • Deciding where the child will reside.
  • Determining about the child’s education.
  • Receiving information from third parties about the child, such as health or education information.
  • Refusing or drawing consent from medical treatments.
  • Selecting the extracurricular activities in which the child will participate.


All guardians have the right to exercise parental responsibilities and make decisions for the child. However, they must first consult with other parents in as much as it is reasonable and appropriate.


With a court order or a binding agreement, you can define which guardians can exercise which responsibilities, as well as which duties allow guardians to act separately and which duties require guardians to act together.


At Valerie M. Little Law Corporation, we want to help you create the best custody situation for your children. Depending on the situation, we can help you create an out-of-court agreement or we can fight for you in the courtroom.


Contacting a Child Custody Lawyer in New Westminster

Choose a guardianship lawyer that will fight for you and your child. Don't face this legal battle alone. Call Valerie M. Little Law Corporation today at 604-526-3333.

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Valerie Little is centrally located in New Westminster and serves the surrounding areas of Burnaby, Maple Ridge, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Vancouver, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Port Moody, Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale, Delta, Langley, Tri-Cities, and the Lower Mainland.

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