Child Custody and Children’s Issues

As a parent, the well-being of your children is of primary importance when you are ending your relationship with your co-parent. While the law changed in British Columbia in early 2013, ushering in new terms to cover important concepts such as child custody and support, the concern of parents remains the same. The concern of the courts is always what is in the best interests of the child.

Whether you are experiencing a separation or a divorce, your role as a parent is identical. There is no difference, in the eyes of the law, between a divorced parent and one who was never married to the other parent. At Peterson Stark Scott, we have a team of experienced family lawyers who represent parents and children in issues that affect their family for the long term.

Legal Advocacy for Custody Agreements, Guardianship and Parenting Time

When you live apart from your child's other parent, you must make arrangements for the child's well-being. As a parent, you are the child's guardian, even if he or she does not live with you full time. This means having parenting responsibilities and parenting time with the child. Often, when parents separate, they agree together how best to divide parenting responsibilities and parenting time. At Peterson Stark Scott, our family lawyers can give you guidance on this process and what it means for you and your child.

In British Columbia, children have a right to be heard. Legal decisions made at the time of separation affect them directly. Depending on a child's age and maturity, he or she can have a determinative say as to his or her living arrangements. Our law firm, in addition to its work with parents, represents children who face these challenges.

Schedule a Confidential Consultation

To speak with a lawyer about child custody, contact our office. Although located in Surrey, we also represent clients in Langley and White Rock and throughout the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland.

Call 604-588-9321 or 1-800-555-3288 or reach us online to make an appointment.