The Best West Vancouver Family Lawyers help separated medium to high net worth West Vancouver family law spouses successfully resolve their family law disagreements related to:
- West Vancouver divorce
- West Vancouver separation
- West Vancouver child parenting
- West Vancouver interim and permanent child support
- West Vancouver interim and permanent spousal support
- West Vancouver family property and debt division
- West Vancouver protection order
- West Vancouver property restraining order
- West Vancouver grey divorce
We also negotiate cohabitation, marriage, and separation agreements.
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The best West Vancouver family lawyers obtain proper disclosure on worldwide income and local and international family property to enable them to settle or litigate the family law dispute. In high stakes, West Vancouver high net worth cases there is no margin for error and an assertive lawyer who is prepared to leave no stone unturned is what you look for when hiring the Best West Vancouver Family Lawyers.
We recommend hiring a lawyer who has decades of experience in high net worth West Vancouver family law cases who is backed by a dedicated team of associates and support professionals.
Lorne N. MacLean QC just chaired a key seminar on Grey Divorce Planning for the Future and presented a paper on multi-million dollar property division cases coupled with large spousal support awards which featured two of his most recent massive client wins.
Check with previous clients of any lawyer you think is one of the Best West Vancouver Family Lawyers. See what their ability to obtain generous and fair financial and child parenting time record is. See if they are designated a Queen’s Counsel like Lorne N. MacLean, QC. Investigate the awards their firm has received such as MacLean Law’s 6 Top Choice Wins as Top Vancouver Family Law Firm, Lorne MacLean, QC’s has been repeatedly been designated as a threebestrated divorce lawyer for Vancouver, Surrey and Richmond over the past several years and is named as a leading Canadian lawyer by Doyle’s Guide.
Finally, check out the lawyer’s record for record-setting and precedent-setting wins at all court levels including the Supreme court of Canada. MacLean won Canada’s most famous child custody case of Young v. Young where he obtained sole custody, 100 percent reapportionment of the family home, special costs, and also acted for the husband in the infamous Leskun v Leskun spousal support case where his client paid spousal support of only $2250 on an income of close to $300,000.
MacLean Law has Western Canada’s largest Mandarian and Cantonese fluent family law teams and we handle international family law cases involving worldwide assets and income in Asia, Europe, and the USA.
West Vancouver Family Property and Debt Division
Lorne MacLean, QC dramatically increased child support and tripled the monthly spousal support and removed a time limit on spousal support set by the trial judge. In this West Vancouver family property and debt division appeal, MacLean also set new law for BC and Canada at the Appeal Court and Supreme Court of Canada (leave denied) in establishing that lucrative stock broker’s client lists and books of business are family property. In Lightle v Kotar 2014 BCCA 69 BC’s highest Court held:
In this divorce proceeding, it was determined that a husband’s book of business was not a family asset available for division. A contingent liability arising from the respondent’s business as an investment advisor was, however, considered to be a family debt and attributed in part to the wife. Spousal and child support were awarded to the wife in amounts of $1,100 and $2,500 per month, respectively. On appeal the wife argued the husband’s book of business ought to be considered a family asset available for division, in the alternative, that she should not be held liable for his business debt, and that spousal and child support were incorrectly calculated.
Held: appeal allowed (Saunders J.A. dissenting). The trial judge erred in not considering the respondent’s book of business to be a family asset available for division; the family assets, including the business and the related contingent liability are to be divided equally. Further, the trial judge erred in determining the appellant’s income, and thus erred in determining the appropriate amounts of child support and spousal support. The awards for spousal and child support are to be increased to $3,095 and $2,734, respectively.
Highest BC Interim Child and Spousal Support Award
Lorne N MacLean, QC set a record for interim child and spousal support of roughly $90,000 a month in D v D and obtained a rare international worldwide MAREVA Injunction and an equally lifetime protection order in an ultra-high net worth international divorce.
Record BC Spousal and Child Support Award -Best West Vancouver Family Lawyers 1 877 602 9900
Lorne N. MacLean. QC followed up the record interim support win for his client with yet another record for permanent child and spousal support of $116,000 a month in D v. D. The West Vancouver family property and debt division award, in this case, roughly $20 million and hidden income and assets and the husband’s lies during the case were exposed and a record special costs award of $1,5 million also awarded to MacLean’s client.
We hope these tips have helped you hire the Best West Vancouver Family Lawyers. If you need a team with the skill set, experience, and intellectual horsepower to help you successfully resolve your West Vancouver family law matter, call us today at 1 877 602 9900