Swiftsure Law has a proven track record of achieving positive results for its clients both inside and outside of the courtroom. Careful planning and a crafted strategic presentation win the day. Short, surgically-precise court hearings and clear firm communications are often enough to motivate opposing parties to consider favourable settlement. It is always preferable to negotiate a settlement on family law matters if possible as it keeps proceedings private and dignified, and it keeps costs to a minimum.
Sometimes there is no other choice then to put your case in the hands of a judge to make the final decisions. If you find yourself facing a multi-day trial, you need a powerhouse legal team behind you who can protect you from the process while presenting the most effective case possible. Swiftsure Law has successfully represented our clients in many highly-contentious matters in BC Supreme and Provincial courts, as well as at Arbitration hearings. Trial produces final orders, and for those clients who are forced into these circumstances can be the only way to achieve resolution.
Our clients work hard and plan carefully for many years to build their lives and their children’s futures. It is essential to ensure that at each step of the way the people who matter to you are protected.
We believe that it makes good sense to negotiate a Marriage or Co-Habitation agreement in advance of the wedding or moving in together while you are best able to communicate and plan together – this sets the stage for a long and prosperous union when the hard questions are asked and answered right up front.
Independent Legal Advice (ILA Certification)
Please come see us for ILA if you are being asked to sign an agreement that has been negotiated when you didn’t have a Family lawyer. Legal agreements are binding and enforceable documents. A detailed review by a legal professional with an eye to protect your interests, could mean the difference between a good agreement that stands the test of time or one that haunts you for years to come. Come see us before you sign!
Second Opinion - Full File Review
When doubts start to creep in about either a settlement or going to trial, it may help to get a fresh perspective on your active file. Regardless of whether you are at the beginning or the middle of a court proceeding, we can help you to see where there may be gaps in your case. This process can free your mind to move forward with a renewed sense of confidence or a clear decision to change paths.
Swiftsure Law Firm in Victoria has a proven track record of achieving positive results for its clients both inside and outside of the courtroom. Careful planning and a crafted strategic presentation win the day.
For most people, the purchase, sale or refinance of their real estate is likely the biggest financial transaction in their lives. Whether you are purchasing, selling, acquiring an investment property, or refinancing an existing property our real estate team is here to advise you of every step along the way.
A separation agreement is a legally-binding document that is filed with, and fully enforceable by, the court. While you may be motivated to resolve your divorce or separation quickly, agreeing to something that hurts you can have costs that far outweigh the benefits of a speedy resolution.
If you are a self-represented litigant, you might still need a bit of legal advice from time to time. Booking one or two hours with a legal coach, when you need it, can help you navigate the murky waters of a family law dispute.
While it’s natural for people on the losing end of a judgement to feel like they’ve been slighted, there are legitimate situations where a judge, master, or arbitrator based on the information they had available to them at the time.