Divorce & Family

We realize that separation is difficult.

It is particularly difficult when property and children are involved.

But at Johnston Franklin Bishop Lawyers we are here to help you through the process.

We are pleased to offer a free first interview to discuss your concerns, provide some general advice, and give you an idea of the costs involved if you want us to act for you.

There are no costs unless and until you ask us to act for you.

And if you do us to act, we can assist with payment installments, fixed fees (in some circumstances), and we may be able to take on your matter on a legal aid basis.

Through what can be a stressful situation, we aim to assist in the healing process and help you move positively into the future.

We aim to resolve matters wherever possible through a collaborative approach, or through negotiation and mediation.

Sometimes this is not possible. Especially in urgent matters or in matters where a risk to you or a child is involved, we will not hesitate to help you bring urgent court proceedings and fight for your best interests.

We can assist with divorce, negotiated outcomes including separation agreements, pre-nuptual agreements, and court proceedings regarding property and children.

Please call us on Tel: (250) 756-3823 or Toll Free: 1-888-343-0782 to arrange a no-obligation free first interview now.

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