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Abbotsford Family Law Services: Dhanu Dhaliwal Law Group provides services in our Abbotsford Family Law office for the following and more: child custody, guardianship, and parenting arrangements as well as child support, spousal support and property division, and debt resolution solutions.
Our top-rated Abbotsford family lawyers are mindful of your needs and will provide you with alternative dispute resolution and litigation services across the entire spectrum of family law, including; cohabitation, marriage (prenuptial), and property agreements, separation and divorce, negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and other innovative conflict resolution processes.
At The Dhanu Dhaliwal Law Group Abbotsford office, you can be safe in knowing that we will understand your needs. We have Punjabi, Hindi, and Urdu as well as English speaking Lawyers to help with your Abbotsford Family Law matters. Our experienced and multiple award-winning Abbotsford family lawyers serve all of Abbotsford including the surrounding area of Langley, Delta, and White Rock.
Abbotsford Family Court Schedule:
Family Court in Abbotsford is scheduled every Tuesday at 9:30 am and 2:00 pm in courtroom 102 at the Abbotsford Courthouse on 32375 Veterans Way.
Note: Sessions may differ due to COVID-19 restrictions.
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Family Law Services We Offer
We are not divorce lawyers – we are family lawyers. That means we are in the business of proactively determining what the best possible solution is for your particular needs rather than being a one size fits all divorce mill. We understand that the end of any relationship is difficult. However, it also represents an important opportunity to lay the foundation for a successful new chapter in life. This is because decisions that you make during this process will have long lasting repercussions for your family and future financial health. We are focused on finding the most amicable solution possible using negotiation, mediation, or arbitration in order to save you considerable time, money, and stress. Even still, we also recognize it takes two to tango, and if the opposing side does not share our rational philosophy, we have the experience and tenacity to achieve your goals through the courts. Whether it is an uncontested divorce or complicated and contentious litigation or even if there is a desire to save your relationship – we will find the right path for you.
No product of a relationship is more precious than the children which resulted. So it should come as no surprise that some of the most contentious and emotionally charged issues in family law concern child custody, guardianship and access. Separation of the family unit can have tremendous immediate and long term impact on children. That is why keeping the best interests of your children front and centre is part and parcel of what we do. We work with a trusted network of professionals including counsellors, family therapists, doctors and more to present compelling evidence to the court and to help you and your children transition to a sense of normalcy as soon as possible. From simple negotiated child custody and access agreements to complicated and heated child custody and access litigation we always consider it our foremost priority to protect the interests of you and your children.
Every child has a fundamental and inalienable right to financial support. Issues of child support overlap with child custody and access and are often complicated and evolving depending on a number of financial factors. To state the obvious, it is expensive to raise a child. This is especially true in a high cost of living province like British Columbia. We make it our job to understand the day to day lives of your children and their future hopes and dreams to ensure they have the financial support they will need both today and moving forward. Whether you are the supported party or the supporting party we make sure to advocate for the best possible outcome for you and your children.
The end of your relationship should not mean the end of the lifestyle to which you have become accustomed. Whether you are the supporting party or the supported party we understand the dollar and cents issues that can have such an enormous impact on everyday life. We pride ourselves on our experience when it comes to ensuring just financial results for individuals from all walks of life including spousal support issues for either side of high net worth divorces. We understand numbers and have dealt with all the financial tricks and shenanigans that can accompany contested divorces. And if any financial mysteries still need to be untangled we work with expert forensic accountants who can do the rest. We work hard to make sure you have peace of mind about your financial bottom line.
The assets that you have accumulated during and even outside the time of your relationship can suddenly seem as if they are all up for grabs during family law proceedings. Although their primary importance is typically financial, we understand that there can be powerful emotional attachments involved as well. Our strategic and detailed approach ensures that asset division does not become a free for all. We will guide you step by step through the complexities and intricacies of property division as we navigate the best possible financial outcome to your case. Each family lawyer at Dhanu Dhaliwal Law Group is experienced at making sure no stone is left unturned when examining whether assets have been hidden or disposed of whether in Canada or on the other side of the globe. Our goal is to make sure your financial interests are always protected and that you start the next chapter of your life on sound financial footing.
The issues surrounding a marital breakup don’t always end when the final divorce documents are signed. In fact, that is sometimes just the beginning. We know that financial circumstances can change for the better or for the worse. This can have significant impact on pre-existing spousal and child support agreements. We also know that life circumstances can change. This can have impact on pre-existing child custody arrangements. Whatever the issue, we have a great deal of experience ensuring that the rights of our clients continue to be protected after the ink is dry.
We take any sort of spousal violence and/or violence against children in the home very seriously. Violent or threatening behaviour may lead to criminal charges. However, it is also important to know that family law proceedings can offer far more timely protections for you and your family over which you have far more control. We intervene immediately and advocate zealously on your behalf when your safety or that of your loved ones is at stake. Outside of the courts, we also work with an extensive network of professionals who can help you and your family deal with the real consequences of domestic abuse.
Whether you are beginning a new relationship or leaving one, our goal is to always plan for and protect your future. The beginning of a relationship is an exciting and emotional time that is busy and full of change. Those are some of the very reasons that prevent couples from coming to a proactive understanding about their financial arrangements. Unfortunately, this can be the source of some of the greatest future discord in any relationship. Business and financial arrangements can be complicated. In this day and age, discussing them doesn’t have to be. We understand the taboos of marriage agreements and make the process as easy and relaxing as possible – often with a good dose of humour.
Traditionally, families did not always turn to impassive arbiters in the form of courts to dictate what the terms of their separation and future life would be. These matters were resolved within families, often with elders respected by both sides guiding and offering their advice and opinion on how matters could be best resolved. Separation and the break up of a family unit is a deeply personal and traumatic time. You can place your fate in the hands of an unknown judge, or you can take control of your destiny by dealing with each other face to face under the guidance of a mutually respected family mediator or arbitrator. We are great believers in employing progressive alternative dispute resolution mechanisms whenever possible. This is a more informal process that can cut down on time and cost, afford greater privacy, offer greater control, reduce negative impact on children and facilitate greater healing and understanding. In the right situations, it pays to look at the past in order to plan for the future.
There are few things in life more exciting, and more fraught with anxiety, than adopting a child. We can guide you through this roller coaster process whether you are wishing to adopt your stepchild or foster child, are looking at infant adoption through a licensed government or private agency or are interested in international adoption. Dealing so often with relationships that are coming apart means we take particular care and joy in dealing with wonderful new beginnings. We look forward to helping you start this new chapter in life.