Frequently Asked Questions

You may have many questions about our services. Family law is a deeply personal area of law that requires careful consideration. If you have any questions or would like to discuss the details of your situation with us, please don’t hesitate to contact us for an appointment.

Q: WILL MY CASE END UP IN COURT?

A: Over 90% of cases are settled out of Court. This does not mean that a Court case won’t be started, but it does mean that almost all cases are resolved without the court case continuing to a full trial.

Q: MY SPOUSE IS PRESSING ME TO MOVE OUT OF THE FAMILY HOME BEFORE I SEE A LAWYER. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

A: Unless it is an urgent situation involving family violence, it is best to get legal advice before making any plans including plans to relocate.

Q: I WOULD LIKE TO RESOLVE MY CASE OUTSIDE OF COURT. HOW DO I GO ABOUT THAT?

A: There are several options for alternate dispute resolutions including, four-way meetings, lawyer-assisted mediation, and direct negotiation & discussions. In any case, get legal advice before having any discussions.

Q: I AM CONCERNED THAT MY SPOUSE WON’T PROVIDE FULL DISCLOSURE. WHAT CAN BE DONE TO ENSURE FULL DISCLOSURE?

A: The Supreme Court Family Rules require full disclosure as well as a sworn Financial Statement. There are other procedures which also provide for disclosure and discovery of information, including disclosure of documents and examinations under oath.

Q: HOW CAN I ENSURE THAT MY SPOUSE WON’T COME BACK AND TRY TO CHANGE THE AGREEMENT WHICH WE HAVE NEGOTIATED?

A: Finality is difficult to achieve in family law but there are ways to draft Agreements and Court Orders to minimize any future exposure.

Nicky Reid Law
214-284 Helmcken Rd
Victoria, BC V9B 1T2

Service Area
Victoria and surrounding communities. (Lower Vancouver Island)

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