With experience in innumerable family law matters, we will advise you on practical options that will most effectively protect your interests. You can have confidence that our family law experts will lead you to resolution and that you will feel supported at every step along the way.
The services I received from Martha Metzner’s office were professional, timely, resourceful and informative. Both Martha and Cole provided quality information and expertise when dealing with my case. I would definitely recommend this firm!
At Metzner Law, our goal is to work with you to craft personalized solutions to your family law problems. From negotiating a separation agreement tailored to your needs to representing and advocating for you in court, we strive to find a resolution in a manner that is as worry-free and efficient as possible.
When children are involved, it is important to ensure that their best interests are always kept at the forefront. Since parenting arrangements vary depending on the needs and abilities of the parents and the children, we will work with you to develop and negotiate arrangements that fit your particular circumstances.
If you have questions regarding parenting arrangements & guardianship, contact us.
One of the most pressing concerns on separation can be how you are going to continue to support yourself and your children. We can help you determine and enforce your rights and entitlements with respect to child and spousal support.
The B.C. Family Law Act encourages families to resolve their issues through agreements before making any application to court. Metzner Law actively promotes this consensual resolution. Family Law Agreements outline the rights and responsibilities of parties and are most often made as Cohabitation Agreements, Marriage Agreements, or Separation Agreements. These Agreements are contracts between parties which may establish rights and responsibilities regarding guardianship, parenting time, child support, spousal support, property and debt, and other issues. We can help negotiate and draft agreements that suit individual needs. We can also advise on an existing agreement which you may seek to amend. Connect with us to start the conversation.
On separation, questions arise about what happens to assets and debts acquired together, such as real property, mortgages, RRSPs, pensions, lines of credit or credit cards, and vehicles. We simplify those issues for you. There may also be questions about property you brought into a relationship or assets which may otherwise be excluded from division. We can help determine how to divide these assets and debts according to the applicable law, with reference to any agreements that exist between you.
We recognize it is not always possible to retain a lawyer to represent you from the beginning of your legal issue to its conclusion. You might wish to retain us to assist you with separate tasks or issues rather than the whole of your legal matter. For instance, we may provide you with independent legal advice on an agreement or on preparation of a court document. We can also deliver behind-the-scenes coaching to assist you with the skills to enable you to represent yourself. We will customize our retainer to suit your needs.
Contact us to start the conversation about your unique legal needs.