Family Law Practice Areas

Family Law Practice Areas

Initial Consultation & Assessment

Our most valuable service. The first meeting with a Jennings Family Law attorney provides you with an initial assessment and recommendations. This is an opportunity to understand the laws surrounding your circumstances, what options are available to move you forward, and a first idea of your legal entitlements.


A divorce is a court order that terminates a marriage. Specific legal requirements must be addressed to ensure a successful divorce application, especially if there are minor children of the marriage. A divorce is a change to your legal status that affects your legal rights and entitlements. Consult a Jennings Family Law attorney to understand how a divorce will affect you and your future.

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Divorce Mediation

We have been mediating since 2005. We will help you reach a settlement, avoid conflict, keeps the family resources in the family, and satisfy legal requirements. Our clients are prepared for mediation and effectively negotiate their settlement. Mediation is a preferred method of dispute resolution for the attorneys at Jennings Family Law, as it is typically faster, less expensive, and more creative than a standard court process.

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Prenuptial Agreements

These agreements are for couples contemplating marriage, or who are already married. They substitute the law with agreed upon rules. Prenuptial and marriage agreements are sophisticated legal documents that should be formalized with the assistance of your lawyer.

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Cohabitation Agreements

A cohabitation agreement is a written agreement entered into between two opposite, or same-sex partners who are choosing to live together but not marry.

Unmarried BC couples who are in a marriage-like, such as ‘cohabitation’, relationship who have lived together for more than two years are subject to the same family laws, rights, and obligations as a legally married couple.

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Separation Agreements

A separation agreement is a legal contract. It formalizes an agreement reached by the clients on the division of their property, spousal support, child support and parenting schedule for their children. If done properly, a separation agreement provides financial clarity and certainty. We will help you avoid the common pitfalls that make separation agreements unenforceable.

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Spousal Support

Often called alimony, this payment is to compensate one spouse for a sacrifice made during the relationship or to assist the spouse in meeting his or her needs. Spousal support is not a simple mathematical formula. There is a trend to oversimplify this issue by over-reliance on the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines without understanding how these guidelines work or the legal framework for the payments. We help you understand the purpose of spousal support, the legal basis for an entitlement or obligation, and the various options available to all separating couples to resolve his issue.

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Child Custody Agreement

During divorces and relationship breakdowns involving children, the most important decisions concern their best interests. The courts prefer that both parents are involved in a child’s upbringing even though it is normally impractical for the child to spend equal time with both parents. Sometimes, it is even impractical for both parents to share the decision-making responsibilities. The child custody lawyers at Jennings Family Law can assist you in resolving issues relating to children, parenting or guardianship.

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Fee Schedule

  • Uncontested Divorce Application$2,000

    Includes filing fees. With children: $2,500

  • Separation Agreements$2000

    With children: Add $500
    Complicated or sophisticated income or property division quoted on an individual basis.

  • Cohabitation Agreement$3000
  • Prenuptial Agreement$3000
  • Disclosure Compilation$500
  • Income Analysis & Child Support Calculation$250

    For corporate income, trust income, or complicated income: Add $500
    For spousal support calculation: Add $150

  • Second Opinion

    To be quoted after meeting with the client

  • Basic Will

    To be quoted after meeting with the client

  • Hourly Rate Services

    Each lawyer has an hourly rate for work that does not fit a flat fee project

  • All fees are subject to applicable taxes.
    Flat fees may not be available for all situations and will be confirmed at an initial consultation.

    Self-Representation and Non-Legal Divorce Solutions

    Not everyone wants a lawyer to represent them. But everyone needs independent legal advice for their family law matters. Jennings Family Law lawyers work with people who represent themselves, or who only want the benefit of legal advice without representation – as legal consultants.


    Self Represetation
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