Property & Debt Division Family Lawyer in Vancouver

If you and your spouse are married or have lived together in a marriage-like relationship for at least 2 years, it is likely that the property and debt division scheme under the BC Family Law Act will apply to your case.

Dividing famiy property at the end of a relationship can be confusing, frustrating and stressful.  This is particularly the case when there are complex assets, overseas properties or investments.  Our Vancouver property and divorce lawyers will assist you in determining what property was brought in to the relationship by each partner, what was gained or lost during the relationship, and how to set a fair value on assets. 

Our property division lawyers, at the outset, provide you with a legal strategy to protect your property interests to ensure that your share of the property is maximized or protected to the greatest extent possible.  We specialize in property settlements involving complex untangling of finances, including cases involving corporate, trusts and international interests.  Whatever you financial picture, we have the skills to ensure that you achieve a favourable property settlement. Contact us to strategize your case together.

KEY ISSUES TO CONSIDER WHEN DEALIG WITH PROPERTY AND DEBT DIVISION:

If you and your spouse have been married for 2 or more years, it is likely that you will be considered “spouses” for the purposes of property and debt division.

Family property is property owned (either legally or beneficially) by either or both spouses on the date of separation.

Family debt is debt incurred during the relationship. Debt incurred after separation only presumed to be family debt if it is incurred to maintain family property.

Excluded property generally includes property you acquired before your relationship, gifts from a 3rd party, personal injury settlement.

What our clients say

Nassim is an AMAZING lawyer. She knows the law, she explains everything to you and answers every question you have in detail, and will guide you in the right direction. She will never tell you what to do, but will tell you that “it’s your choice”, while giving you reasonable advice. I had a very difficult, stressful family law case, where I went through a couple of different lawyers. My last lawyer was Nassim, and her and I discussed a plan from day one, which lead our path. She had a sense of humour which made this stressful process much easier.

Nassim’s Client

Laura quickly came up to speed on my file and was able to gather precisely what had gone wrong with our previous lawyer and how to correct the situation. She was realistic, honest and upfront – qualities hard to find in legal representation. She represented facts, but also, for the first time in our year and a half ordeal, our lived experience was represented. Laura made us feel cared for and truly represented in court.

Laura’s Client

Nassim was an excellent Lawyer. She helped us settle and control the hustle environment we were into with ease. The result was greater than we ever had expected to happen in such short time. She is very knowledgeable and informative. Nassim was an absolute pleasure to work with. I would recommend her to anyone looking to for a family lawyer to get the job done.

Nassim’s Client

These last couple of months have been very stressful for me. Laura Allan has been very reassuring and patient. I found myself in the middle of a high conflict custody battle and I felt protected and taken care of the entire process. The emotional support and dedication to my case has been incredible.

Laura’s Client

Why choose us

  • We have the expertise

    Our divorce lawyers have extensive legal knowledge to help you navigate complex legal disputes.

  • We care

    We pride ourselves on our outstanding customer service, representing our clients with integrity and confidentiality.

  • We speak in plain language

    Communication with our clients is paramount. You will always be kept in the loop and know where your case stands.

  • We are efficient and cost effective

    We are upfront with what will be charged to you and work together with you so your case strategy does not exceed your budget.

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Whatever your situation is, we will achieve the best possible outcome.