There have been many articles written about the benefits of resolving disputes through mediation rather than litigation. Despite this, there is still a great deal of confusion about what a mediation looks like and whether it will assist parties to resolve their dispute. In family law disputes, there is often also mistrust between parties that…
Dealing with the emotional and financial aftermath of a separation can be overwhelming. There are concerns about where a spouse is going to live, what is going to happen to the children, and how the separation is going to impact the family finances. In addition to these concerns, each spouse is experiencing a loss and…
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WHAT IS Family Law?
Bree Hankins is dedicated to helping families minimize the emotional and financial impact of separation and changes to their family structures. With extensive experience in family law and a deep sense of compassion, she works hard to help families resolve their disputes and move forward respectfully.
Bree firmly believes that most clients can achieve a fair resolution to their family law issues through alternative dispute resolution processes such as negotiation and mediation. It is her view that litigation through our court system should truly be the last resort. She strives to find creative solutions to achieve the best result for her clients.
Bree also helps clients who are just beginning their relationships, with drafting and negotiating cohabitation and marriage agreements.
As a certified family law mediator and a qualified collaborative family lawyer, Bree is active with the executive of the Okanagan Collaborative Family Law Group. For more information on the collaborative process, check out the website for the Okanagan Collaborative Family Law Group.
Bree can provide clients with the following services:
- Family Law Mediation
- Separation Agreements
- Pre-nuptial or Marriage Agreements
- Cohabitation Agreements
- Collaborative Family Law Processes
- Desk Order Divorces