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 on dividing their finances, their real estate and personal property, and creating parenting schedules. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, 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 assist you in preparing a separation agreement that will confirm the terms of your property, support or custody/parenting agreements.  We can also file for an uncontested divorce.

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, you may need to use the court process to have matters resolved.  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 1-844-669-3500 or arrange a free, half hour consultation through our online enquiry form.