Ending a relationship
Most family law cases are resolved through negotiation–either before court action is started or through ongoing efforts during the court process. If court action is required, Kristin will never give up on trying to resolve your matter through a negotiated settlement because court applications and trials are hard on you.
Kristin Rongve went above and beyond to assist me in my dissolution. She was incredibly knowledgeable and insightful in regards to my situation and possessed the utmost respect and professionalism in the handling of my case. Additionally, her receptionist was always heartfelt and genuine with her responses. I would highly recommend this compassionate lawyer.
At our office, Kristin can help you understand all of the processes that can be involved when it comes to ending a relationship. The initial consultation is an important step in identifying your needs and the best path forward.
About Separation Agreements
Independent Legal Advice on a lawyer prepared cohabitation, marriage or separation agreement: approximately $270 ($250, plus GST and PST).
Agreements – meaning a basic cohabitation, marriage or separation agreement when the parties already know what they need in the agreement (an initial consultation meeting with Kristin will still be required to confirm whether your situation meets these requirements): approximately $2000
Mediation is not counselling nor is it a process by which the mediator will make a decision for you. It is simply a process that helps the parties themselves resolve their disputes without going through the court process.
Kristin can also help you as you move through first mediation and then, if necessary, arbitration. The mediator will assist by mediating as you attempt to make your own decisions; If that process is unsuccessful, however, the parties agree in advance to the mediator switching into an arbitrator’s position at the end of the unsuccessful mediation. The mediator switches from helping the two of you make your own decisions to acting in a judicial role to make a final decision on the dispute (after hearing evidence and listening to arguments). Before entering into the mediation/arbitration process, the parties agree to be bound to accept the decision made by the arbitrator.
Provincial Court Proceedings
Property, debt and divorce issues cannot be decided by the Provincial Court.
Supreme Court Proceedings
Contact Kristin M.J. Rongve Law Corporation today at 250-390-3157 to book a consultation and learn more about your options.