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Guardianship, Custody & Parenting Time

DLG lawyers are experts in ensuring your kids’ best interests, along with yours, are being protected legally. If you’re in the Greater Vancouver or Fraser Valley area, we’re ready to help.

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Parenting Plans and the Law

All parenting plans are created in the best interests of the children, including details regarding custody. Under the new laws, custody is referred to as decision-making and parenting time, access or contact. A parenting plan includes information about:

  • whether decisions are made jointly or individually
  • how information is shared between parents
  • parenting time schedule
  • how the parents should address parenting issues


Making Decisions

It is important that you and your ex-partner determine if you will jointly or individually make lifestyle decisions for your children, such as schooling, religion and/or medical care. You should outline whether the contact between you and your spouse will be via phone, text, email, in person or another method of communication. Keep in mind that a good time-sharing schedule is prepared in the best interests of the children, although this doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to divide time-sharing equally. It is also important that you both agree on how best to address other parenting issues that may arise.


The Law has Changed Recently

The Divorce Act has new changes that came into effect on January 1st of 2020. If you have an old parenting order or received one prior to this date, you will continue to be governed by the rules of that order. You can, however, have the order changed to reflect the changes in the amended Divorce Act. Any parenting orders issued by the courts after January 1st of 2020 will be reflective of the new Act.


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You being with your kids as much as possible is our goal. We have the experience and expertise to make that happen.

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Separation & Divorce

In Canada, roughly 40% of marriages end in divorce. It may appear “normal”, but that doesn’t make it inconsequential. You’re more than a statistic and we’re here to help.

Spousal & Child Support

Spousal support and child support are similar, but they’re treated differently in Canada. We understand those nuances, allowing us to best represent your case.

Property Division

You and your former partner likely accumulated property and wealth, whether large or small, during your relationship. We’re experts at fighting for what is rightly yours.