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Navigating Divorce

Navigating Divorce: Your Compassionate Partner in New Westminster, B.C.

Divorce is challenging, and Valerie M. Little understands its emotional and legal complexities. Valerie and her team are committed to providing empathetic and personalized legal support to guide you through this transition in your life. Contact our family law office to schedule your personal and private consultation.

Types of Divorce in B.C.

Valerie M. Little is an experienced family law practitioner and can help you navigate the legal nuances of divorce so that you are assured of understanding the entire legal divorce process. The types of divorce in B.C. include:

  • Contested divorce. A contested divorce may be necessary when spouses cannot agree on critical issues like child support, parenting time and decision-making responsibilities, spousal support and property and debt division. Valerie offers strategic legal guidance to protect your interests during court action and negotiations. She also provides mediation services to assist separating spouses in reaching a comprehensive agreement so that an expensive trial can be avoided.

  • Uncontested divorce. An amicable separation can lead to an uncontested divorce, streamlining the divorce process. Most divorces are eventually resolved this way. Valerie facilitates smooth resolutions, ensuring your voice is heard and your rights are protected.

  • High net-worth divorce. A high net-worth divorce demands a nuanced approach for those with assets worth over $1 million. Valerie works with financial professionals, chartered accountants, business valuators and commercial and residential property appraisers to reasonably deal with issues such as tax liability, business valuations, income reporting, estate matters and spousal support.

Additionally, navigating asset and property division in a high net-worth divorce requires meticulous attention. Valerie works diligently to safeguard your financial future, leveraging an in-depth knowledge of asset and property division laws to advocate for your rights and negotiate a favourable outcome.

Grounds for Divorce in B.C.

To be eligible for a divorce in British Columbia, you and your spouse must be B.C. residents and have been separated for at least one year. Separation does not necessarily mean that you live in different homes. It can also include:

  • Living in separate rooms in the same house.

  • Sleeping in separate beds.

  • Having no sexual relationship.

  • Not eating meals together.

  • Not attending social events together.

You can seek a divorce sooner if you can prove that your spouse has treated you with mental or physical cruelty or has committed adultery.

Divorce Attorney BC: A Personalized Approach

Valerie recognizes that no two divorces are identical. She prides herself on taking a client-centric approach, which involves understanding your needs and crafting tailored legal strategies to achieve optimal and fair outcomes for you and your family.

Contact Divorce Lawyer in British Columbia

If you want to file for a divorce in B.C., you may embark on a complicated emotional and legal journey. Let Valerie M. Little guide you with compassion, knowledge and her wealth of experience. Whether you are considering a divorce, already getting divorced, or need some post-divorce support, Valerie and her team are here. Contact the office today for your individual, confidential consultation.

Valerie M. Little Law Corporation is centrally located in New Westminster and serves all areas throughout Metro Vancouver, including Burnaby, Port Moody, Maple Ridge, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Vancouver, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Squamish, Whistler, Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale, Delta and Langley.

Valerie M. Little Law Corporation 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, the Lower Mainland, Squamish and Whistler.

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