The best Nanaimo family divorce lawyers help family law clients promptly resolve divorces, separations, child custody, child and spousal support, family property and debt division, and protection order issues. The best Nanaimo family divorce lawyers also know minimizing acrimony and expense is critical to allowing separate spouses and their children to become winners after separation.
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MacLean Law is one of Western Canada’s most trusted, and experienced family law firms. For over 37 years, MacLean Law has represented clients throughout British Columbia. MacLean Law was founded in 1983 by Lorne MacLean, Q.C. Initially built on Lorne’s passion and calling for family law, the firm has experienced robust growth since its early beginnings and today is consistently rated as one of the top family law legal teams in Canada and was voted as Vancouver’s Top Family Law Firm in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, & 2019 and 2020.
Our team is amongst the Best Nanaimo Family Divorce Lawyers and we routinely act for clients in Nanaimo and areas throughout Vancouver Island, including Courtney, Comox, Parksville, Campbell River, and Port Alberni. Our Nanaimo Vancouver Island family lawyers are readily available through phone call and video call consultations. Fraser MacLean and James Macdonnell handle our Nanaimo family law and divorce files.
Fraser MacLean has appeared at all levels of BC courts and recently won a precedent-setting BC Supreme Court separation date decision and followed that up with a win in the BC Court of Appeal.
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Our Nanaimo BC family lawyers, Courtney BC family lawyers, and Vancouver Island family lawyers provide comprehensive legal advice in all areas of family law. We have expertise in high net worth family law cases, and we set the record for spousal and child support of $116,000 a month after obtaining over $23 million of assets for our client. Our lawyers set the law for child custody in Canada’s most famous child custody case of Young and also on the issue of spousal support reviews in Leskun where our client paid $2250 per month on an income of over $250,000 after a long marriage. Thes wins and our multiple awards as top Vancouver family law firm for the past 6 years, threebestrated awards to Lorne MacLean, QC for a top three divorce lawyer for all of Vancouver, Surrey, and Richmond divorce lawyers, and being recognized as a leading Canadian family lawyer by Doyle’s Law Guide.
Nanaimo BC is a pivot city for Vancouver Island growth, and our skilled and dedicated group of family lawyers are committed to helping Nanaimo’s growing population. In addition to Nanaimo and Vancouver Island’s growing population, Vancouver Island is home to some of the best communities in the country to retire, according to a survey by Maclean’s magazine. According to Maclean’s magazine, Vancouver Island boasts 7 of the top places to retire in Canada.
With a growing number of retirees moving to Vancouver Island, it is worth noting that the divorce rate amongst Canadians age 50 and over is on the rise. Recent studies have shown that people aged 50 and over are twice as likely to go through a divorce as in 1990; and, divorce rates for those over age 65 are also on the rise. These are referred to as “grey divorces”, and they often come with a unique set of issues that can have devastating consequences on both parties’ financial stability into retirement years.
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Grey divorces come with specific challenges. Specifically, couples planning early retirement may find that the increased costs of maintaining two one-person households after divorce prevents this. One or both spouses may be forced to work past 65 to maintain a particular lifestyle. Longer lifespans mean longer financial support because the duration of spousal support can last a lifetime in lengthier marriages. Women tend to live longer, thus leaving women to face higher economic risks on their own. Grey Divorce is not only rising in Canada but also in the United States. Forbes magazine has also featured articles on grey divorce and the effect it has. Find out how to find a good family lawyer here.
MacLean Law Lawyers Lorne MacLean Q.C, Fraser MacLean, James Macdonnell, Nick Davies Joty Sandhu and paralegals Ana Banus and Oliver Spinks recently published course materials for the Pacific Business & Law Institute course ‘Grey Divorce and Planning for the Future’.
In the case of Devathasan v. Devathasan 2017 BCSC 1010, Lorne MacLean Q.C. successfully obtained record spousal support, child support, and interim advances for his client. We obtained roughly $100,000 per month in support, $400,000 in an interim advance later increased to $800,000 and a lifetime protection order.
At trial, in Devathasan v. Devathasan 2019 BCSC 661, we obtained the highest permeant spousal support award in BC of $100,000 a month, with $21 million of family property awarded, $16,000 a month child support for one child and $1.5 million of special costs.
MacLean Law Lawyers routinely handle complex high net worth financial family disputes and are committed to providing sound legal services for all family matters. To speak with one of our top Nanaimo Grey Divorce Lawyers, call 1-877-602-9900.