Family Law | Watson Goepel LLP

22 May 2019

Older and Wiser: The Phenomenon of Grey Divorce. A Multi-Disciplinary Conference

Jonathan Lazar, head of Watson Goepel’s Family Law Group will be presenting on “Difficult Cases Involving Aging Clients” at the Collaborative Divorce Vancouver‘s Older and Wiser: The Phenomenon of Grey Divorce conference being held May 23-24. This multi-disciplinary conference will focus on understanding the unique needs and challenges of divorcing couples over 50 years of age.

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14 May 2019

Family Law and ‘Unbundled’ Legal Services

By Watson Goepel LLP

Individuals who are going through separation and divorce without a lawyer often feel considerable stress and uncertainty navigating the legal system. They may encounter difficulty educating themselves on court rules, procedures and the laws that apply to their case. For some, hiring a lawyer to represent them in their matter is simply not a financial…

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28 March 2019

A rose by any other name, or birth date for that matter…

As a family law lawyer in Vancouver I frequently review legal cases that are issued by our Courts, and which deal mostly with separating or divorcing couples. Occasionally I come across a unique family law case that stands out against the typical array of issues, which commonly include custody or guardianship, child and spousal support,…

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23 March 2019

Divorce and real estate: The times they are a changin’

If you follow local media coverage, you will know that changes in the real estate market in the Lower Mainland of B.C., and Vancouver in particular, are having far reaching effects.  These effects ripple down to family law cases too.  In many situations where people are separating or divorcing and also have to deal with…

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16 February 2019

5 ways to save time and money on your divorce: help us help you!

The process of separation and divorce is typically challenging to say the least. It is often an emotionally painful and stressful time, not to mention confusing and possibly costly. This may be your first experience working with a lawyer and that in and of itself can be a daunting prospect. Clients invest their valuable time…

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2 November 2018

Hearing the Child during Separation and Divorce

The Loss of the Child’s Voice When a couple is going through a separation or divorce, the well-being of the children ought to be their first priority.  While many parents may think that they have the best interests of their children in mind, they themselves are often busy trying to cope with the emotional and…

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5 October 2018

The Step Parent Wedding Celebration

When it comes to marriage these days, we all know how common it is for people to divorce, later remarry, and then eventually see their own kids grow up and get married. I was at the wedding of a good friend’s adult son this summer. It really was a storybook celebration (albeit a modern storybook).…

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