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Fort St John Family Lawyers are a hardy breed and the family and estate litigation lawyers at MacLean Law bring the same passion and entrepreneurial spirit to the table as do the hard-working people of Fort St John and Dawson Creek. In today’s blog, Jaye Rutledge, articled student, and Fort St John local success story recounts his first weeks at MacLean Law and explains why he loves helping people resolve challenging family law matters. MacLean Law is a top rated* family law and estate litigation firm that has repeatedly won Best Vancouver Family Law Firm. Lorne MacLean, QC the founder of MacLean Law’s Fort St John Family Lawyers bought land and built an office in the North Peace that employs a number of passionate and hardworking North Peace family law team members.

Fort St John Family Lawyers Tel 250 262 5052

In 2019, MacLean Family Law’s Fort St John Family Lawyers welcomed articling students Jaye Rutledge and Anastasiya Sadovska to their Fort St. John office. Jaye began articling at MacLean Law in January 2019 and Anastasiya, previously a summer student with MacLean Law will be returning following the completion of her bar exams in August 2019. – Earlier this year MacLean Law student Anastasiya Sadovska recounted her summer experience working at MacLean Law in Fort St. John. Our Fort St John Family Lawyers handle all family law and estate litigation issues.

Jaye Rutledge, of our team of Fort St John Family Lawyers has now completed the first two months of my twelve-month apprenticeship (called “articling”) at MacLean Law in Fort St. John and he thought this was a good time to reflect on my experience:

A significant motivator for me to article at MacLean Law’s Fort St. John office was to return to my family and home town. I have lived in Fort St. John from grade two until age 21 and am happy to return following the completion of my post-secondary education. Most of my family lives in the Peace River area and I look forward to getting to know the town again. I don’t know many lawyers that pass by both their former elementary and high school on their way to work but I am hopeful I will be able to count myself among those who do. MacLean Law has the benefit of having a local office to serve Fort St. John and surrounding areas like Dawson Creek and Prince George. Our medium to high net worth family law and estate disputes office is staffed by a lawyer, a paralegal, and a receptionist as well as myself and Anastasya. MacLean law has 6 other regional offices across BC and in Calgary and so the Fort St. John office has the benefit of being connected with senior lawyers in Vancouver, Surrey, Kelowna, and Calgary. This mixture of local knowledge and wide reaching experience gives me confidence that we are serving clients to the highest possible standard.

During articling I’ve had experience working in nearly all aspects of family law, including marriage/prenup and separation agreements, parenting issues, child and spousal support, and property division. I have benefited from not only the firm’s knowledge of the law and its applications to client issues, but also the business of law and other non-legal aspects of the practice of family law. I am learning about how the unique circumstances of a family law claim can lead to high conflict situations and how those conflicts permeate both financial affairs and parenting issues. I am confident the work I am completing is tailored to creating effective and efficient solutions in accordance with client’s wishes and their best interests.

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MacLean Law’s Fort St John Family Lawyers currently accept medium to high net worth divorce, separation and estate dispute clients in Fort St. John and the surrounding area. We would gladly assist you with divorce, prenuptial and separation agreements, family property division, child and spousal support, and enforcement of parenting time as well as disputed estate litigation issues and unfair will variations.

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