What Is A Separation?

A separation is when a couple - married or unmarried - decide to end their domestic relationship and go their separate ways. Courts do not grant a separation, as a separation is a physical separation between the parties or in some cases, an agreement or decision of the parties to end the relationship by continuing to live in the same residence but carrying on separate lives until suitable separate living arrangements can be made.

At Henderson Heinrichs LLP, our legal team assists married and common-law couples (known as interdependent relationships in Alberta) on dividing their finances, their real estate and personal property, and arranging childcare. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, and Edmonton, Alberta, we are committed to helping you move forward in a way that satisfies your needs.

Customized Solutions That Targets Your Goals

We appreciate that separations are not something couples deal with everyday. Our firm offers over 20 years of experience guiding couples through this process. We pride ourselves on taking the time to listen to your case, and providing an objective, experienced opinion on your situation.

If you and your partner are in complete agreement, we can file for an uncontested divorce. If you are in a common-law relationship, our lawyers will help you navigate each province's family law rules.

Understanding Your Legal Options

Once we have identified what matters most to you, we will advocate on your behalf using skilled negotiation techniques during settlement discussions. In other situations, mediation may benefit you and your partner with resolving your issues. If your partner is being unreasonable, heading to trial may be the best option. We will be straightforward about how each process affects your goals, and the risks involved. We want you to be comfortable with the decisions you make, and will provide you with the legal information you need to make an informed decision.

Still Have Questions? Contact Our Firm Today.

Find out how our lawyers can advocate for your rights following the breakdown of a relationship. Call Henderson Heinrichs LLP at 866-649-7217 or arrange a free, half hour consultation through our online enquiry form.