The Best Family Lawyers Helping You Through Family Legal Disputes
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When your family life is shifting under your feet, you can feel confident when you have us by your side. We offer years of family legal experience, providing strong professional and personal advice that takes into account your special needs and circumstances. Our family law team is experienced in using a variety of tools to resolve our family law issues, including negotiation, mediation, and arbitration.
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Worked with two other firms and finally got results with this great firm. They care about you and your family
Rob did an awesome job in and outside of the court room, he had my back the whole way through court proceedings. Thanks Rob, appreciate everything you did for me brother!
This lawyer has been amazing in keeping families together and putting them back together and fighting for his clients best interest! Def recommend him as a lawyer!!!
Rob was very thorough and straight forward with our family. Great and compassionate service. Would highly recommend.
After a 2.5 year battle with the court system Rob Dhanu was able to get me the best possible outcome. I have had nothing but great experiences…
…with Rob and the staff at Dhanu Dhaliwal Law Group and would recommend them to everyone. I highly recommend Dhanu Dhaliwal Law Group. Rob Dhanu has been my lawyer for many years and I have always been treated with respect. I never got the feeling like I was being mislead in anyway. I was always given great advice and I always felt as if Rob Dhanu was going above and beyond to fight for me.
Rob made me a priority over his own personal life and would always make himself available when I most needed him…
DD Law Group not only gave me their 100% during my case, but they even provided guidance and support to me after my case was over. I have had Rob Dhanu as my lawyer for many years now and I would not have it any other way. I am now free from years of court battles and have a great career and 4 children who won’t be worried about me leaving again. It is so nice to have someone who really cares about my life and my family. Thank-you for being there every single time.
I just had him win my trial with a dismissal and he makes it look easy, always comes correct and ready for war.
I’ve had Rob Dhanu as my lawyer for many years now with no complaints. He has always been str8 up never beats around the bush and tells you how it is with no sugar coating. Not only is he a stand up guy hands down but he knows his law. I have had Rob on my side now for almost 10 years and will always be using him for any trouble with my family or myself for years to come. Thanks again Rob for all your hard work and dedication to your client and always getting the best possible outcome.
My experience with this law firm has been outstanding. Mohit is wonderful. He shows a high level of commitment, patience and communication skills.
Mohit takes his time to listen, understand and will always ask if you have any questions. He does a great job with taking you through the process of each step and will never rush to end a conversation, he will ensure you are always left feeling secure. Mohit will work hard for you!!
At Dhanu Dhaliwal Law Group I was represented in a way that exceeded all of my expectations. My opinions were always valued and I didn’t have any feeling of doubt…
…as Rob Dhanu always properly evaluated and assessed my situation accordingly. He explained each step throughout the process and completely went above and beyond for me. He fought hard and the experience and outcome are more then I could have hoped for! I am appreciative and grateful for the team at Dhanu Dhaliwal Law Group!
Very professional and helpful, he’s always available to answer all questions.
For a year and a half i have dealt with Dhanu Dhaliwal Law Group. I would recommend this law group to everyone…
Especially Rebecca Gill. she minimized my stress at every turn, had a great defense for everything very educated, hands down Great Lawyer. from 11 charges and 4 mandatory minimum sentences down to 4 Fantastic job
My lawyer Rebecca Gill helped me through a very difficult time, she was compassionate and respectful through the whole process…
…her and the team were very understanding of all the questions I had and all the phones calls I would make to try to wrap my head around what was going on. I definitely have and will continue to recommend Rebecca and this law group to anyone who is in need of legal help. Rebecca was proactive and helped myself get a positive outcome in my legal troubles. Thanks again Rebecca and the Team at Dhanu Dhaliwal Law Group I will never forget what you have done to help me.
I have recommended this law firm to everyone i know. He got me off on all my charges!! Not only is Rob a great defense lawyer he’s a great person in general. 5 plus stars!
Compassionate, competent counsel who put their clients first. Highly recommended.
Rob is a very well spoken articulate gentleman until he steps foot in the courtroom and you almost feel sorry for his opponent almost.i can not say enough good things about Rob and his team.
Rob and uphar both very good lawyer anyone need help in legal matter plz contact with them they can handle everything in legal matter…
I hired Rebecca Gill to help me out with a pretty scary issue. I was worried I would lose everything…
…but Rebecca got me sorted out after just a couple of meetings. Rebecca made me feel a lot better while she worked on my case. I’d hire her again anytime. She is now my lawyer for life if face ever again by any bad situation as before. Again. Rebecca Gill was a beacon of hope to me at a time when my options appeared limited and the likelihood of a satisfactory resolution seemed nigh on impossible. Not only was she able to defend me from an unjust accusation, her calm and empathetic demeanor offered emotional succor to myself and those I care about. I am eternally grateful for her service and I hereby recommend her without reservation anytime.
Mohit and Uphar are life savers, they saved me and all 5 of my children. Hard workers and caring people who really paid attention to what matters.
I can honestly say that Rob changed the course of my life. Not only did he get me bail when I thought it was impossible…
…he exposed me to programs that put me on a totally different path than I was before. It was not just Rob but also the other lawyers and staff at DD Law Group who were always professional and prompt in returning my calls. Rob always gave me straight talk, good advice and the direction I needed in my life. I am eternally grateful and would recommend Rob and DD Law Group to anyone for criminal or family law.
The best immigration lawyer! Practice US and Canada immigration. Helped me finally unite my family. Uphar and team are amazing!
It is very hard for my father to compliment anyone on his work especially an attorney, but when all was settled he did just that. Rob Dhanu defended my father on weapons charges.
He was very sympathetic and empathetic with regards to our case. He made what could have been a very stressful situation, stress free. That was very important to our entire family. Rob took the time to keep us informed, and did his best to expedite the case. Although sometimes I do believe that is out of his hands. Fees were charged as explained in our initial free consultation. Our case was somewhat simple however In the end we were extremely pleased and would highly recommend his services for any type of defence be it simple or much more complex.
Having worked with lawyers over the years, I am grateful to have found a real professional in tough situations who demonstrates intelligence, is sharp and really cares for his clients.
I met Rob when a family member required legal help. I have found Rob to be an excellent lawyer over the years and have referred other clients to him. It is difficult when someone is charged with a crime or having legal difficulties and Rob’s professional, calm and clear approach is very much appreciated. Rob maintains kindness and compassion for others while still being an exceptional lawyer in the law. He really fights for his client’s rights. I recommend him without hesitation.
I have had Rob Dhanu as my lawyer for many years now I wouldn’t change a representative for my personal being for the world…
He has put me first in every case over his own personal life, he would always answer his phone…unlike other lawyers from what other people and friends experienced answering the phone for a client is so important especially if your incarcerated number 1 stress while incarcerated is lawyers not answering a call number 2 is girlfriend or wife not answering a call many clients will understand and be able to relate to this. To sum it all up Dhanu Dhaliwal law corporation has always put 100 percent plus some well representing me and always helped me after they represented me with direction and guidance life after I was released from jail I now haven’t been on probation in over a year for the first time in 20 year I’m on the straight and arrow I have a career and 4 children that don’t have to worry about me leaving again and thanks Rob Dhanu for always making sure I’m ok and doing well in life it’s nice to have someone that really cares about my life and family it’s a special feeling to be able to trust and I trust Dhanu Dhaliwal law corporation thank you for being there every single time so happy I am now in life.
Rebecca did an amazing job in my legal defense. I am 10/10 happy with the outcome of my case.
Rob and his team did and absolutely amazing job representing me. For three years we were in and out of court dates and trials.
The whole time rob made sure we stayed in contact and i was given reminders of court dates and hearings. And when my trial day came i couldnt believe the amount of work they did on my case. Honestly watching rob during trial is an impressive sight, its easy to see why this legal team has the reputation they do. I would recommend using dhanu dhaliwal law, I know i will be using his services again if needed
Rob has great court presence and was able to express what I was thinking and feeling which made me feel like my voice was truly heard.
Rob is a great lawyer who took the time to truly get to know me. He is easy going, easy to talk to and has a natural ability to relate to people and get things done. Speaking to Rob has always been more like speaking to a friend than a lawyer. I always refer Rob to anyone who needs a lawyer.
I would highly recommend Rob Dhanu! He made a crazy stressful time as easy and pain free as possible.
I would highly recommend Rob Dhanu! He made a crazy stressful time as easy and pain free as possible. I experienced excellent communication, hard work, and integrity from The Dhanu Dhaliwal Law Group and I definitely would not hesitate to use him again in the future!
Compassionate, competent counsel who put their clients first. Highly recommended.
Mohit and Uphar are life savers, they saved me and all 5 of my children. Hard workers and caring people who really paid attention to what matters.
Uphar is a fantastic lawyer. She is compassionate, competent and has incredible character. Family law matters can be extremely complex and emotional…
…and I find that Uphar has the ability to provide you with exceptional guidance and solid advice that will help you find the right path. She is incredibly thorough, responsive and diligent. She truly cares about her clients and the work that she does. Uphar practices law wholeheartedly and this is what makes her so special. I would highly recommend Uphar and her team for any family law matters that you may have.”
Frequently Asked Questions about Family Law & Family Lawyers
Why do I need a family lawyer?
Deciding whether or not you need a family lawyer can be a difficult decision. We understand that every family and every case is different. That’s why Real Life Legal Solutions means more than just a one-size fits all approach to family matters. We offer a variety of services, many of which don’t involve a courtroom. In some cases, a family lawyer may be necessary to ensure that you get the representation you deserve. In other cases, you may only need a mediator to help your matter. Whatever the situation, a family lawyer at Dhanu Dhaliwal Law Group can help you find solutions to your matter – it’s what we do.
How much does a family lawyer cost?
At Dhanu Dhaliwal Law Group, we understand that legal cases often arise unexpectedly and lead to unanticipated expense. This can be a significant stress piled upon the already stressful nature of your legal matter. Real life legal solutions means offering a variety of fee structures, payment plans and competitive rates that work for you.
How do I choose a family lawyer?
There are a few important factors to consider in hiring a family lawyer. First, we understand that family law encompasses very personal matters. It’s important that you hire a lawyer with whom you feel comfortable. That’s why we always get to know our clients first, as every situation is unique. As every situation is different, it is important to determine which process best suits resolution of your particular issue. Sometimes, Collaborative Family Law or mediation may be your best option, while other times, you may need litigation. We practice a wide range of family law, so finding a family lawyer who can help you down whichever path you take will not be a problem.
Can I trust a family lawyer?
A family lawyer, like any lawyer, is bound by a code of ethics and professional conduct. Unlike many other professions, attorneys cannot work for two competing parties. Canada has many laws in place to ensure that individuals receive proper treatment in the courtroom and by their lawyer. Here at Dhanu Dhaliwal Law Group, we not only believe in the code of ethics we are sworn to, but the idea that all clients, in and out of the courtroom, deserve the utmost respect and diligence in their case.
What does a family lawyer do?
A family lawyer is a lawyer that deals with family matters and domestic relations. Many people hear the phrase “family lawyer” and think “divorce lawyer.” While divorce is included in the field of family law, an experienced family lawyer offers much, much more – just take a look at the many services we can provide for you and your family.
The types of Family Law matters that the Dhanu Dhaliwal Law Group can help you with.
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. Mediation 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.
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Advantages of A REAL LIFE APPROACH
We wanted more from the law and so should you. That’s why we created a law firm with a real life approach formulated to bring you the best possible results with the least amount of stress and expense. Welcome to a powerful client-centred philosophy that turns our passion for people into advantages for you.
We understand that legal issues in one area of the law can quickly spill over into other legal arenas. You need to know if admitting civil liability could assist a criminal prosecution or if your criminal case could lead to civil, family or immigration repercussions. Real life legal solutions means having access to lawyers under one roof with experience in a wide range of legal fields. That means no running around trying to find the right lawyers to answer your questions when you are most stressed and can least afford it. Whatever your legal issue, chances are we have a lawyer just down the hall who can provide the right advice which saves you time, money and stress.
Before joining DD Law Group, our lawyers were employed by big government, big corporations and big downtown law firms. We have dealt with everything from large scale civil litigation and complicated divorce settlements to sophisticated drug conspiracies and high stakes immigration board hearings. Real life legal solutions means having the experience to identify the correct legal issues, to develop a legal strategy on the front end and to see that strategy through. Actually having a game plan from the outset that you understand means less stress, greater efficiency and reduced cost. And if you are not completely satisfied with a result, we have the experience to appeal your case to the highest levels of court.
Lawyers traditionally focus on legal issues rather than the individuals behind them. We firmly believe that your story is a powerful tool that can define the narrative of a case and help you achieve the best possible legal result. We not only want to know your story, we want to help you shape where it leads. Real life legal solutions means working hard to identify and deal with the reasons your life intersected with the law in the first place. Where appropriate, we will work to address these real life issues through our trusted network of counsellors, doctors and other professionals. This allows us to build a powerful narrative to advocate on your behalf. At the same time, it allows for the possibility to effect powerful and positive change in your real life.
Legal cases are not just won by lawyers. They often require doctors, counsellors, health care workers, private detectives and other professionals with specialized knowledge. We rely upon a trusted network of professionals who not only have the ability to help you in your real life but who can also turn what appears to be a losing case into a winning one. Real life legal solutions means that you won’t be on your own when it comes to securing appropriate and quality professional help both for you and your legal matter.
We pride ourselves on a legal team that treat one another like an extended family rather than mere work colleagues. We want you to share in the unique culture we have developed. Real life legal solutions means dealing with a firm whose lines of communication are always open when a question or issue arises. We always endeavour to ensure you are not left in the dark or feeling alone when urgent matters require our attention. This atmosphere of openness is why the relationships we forge with our clients often continue long after a file is closed.
We understand that legal cases often arise unexpectedly and lead to unanticipated expense. This can be a significant stress piled upon the already stressful nature of your legal matter. Real life legal solutions means offering a variety of fee structures, payment plans and competitive rates that work for you.