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Practice Areas, Candid Legal | Nanaimo, BC

Family Law

At Candid Legal, we understand that our clients who are facing a divorce or separation, decisions about the care of children, and the division of financial assets and obligations must make numerous decisions with potentially far-reaching impacts. …

Legal Separation & Divorce

At Candid Legal, we know that a contested divorce is the most costly way to end a marriage or a marriage-like relationship in British Columbia. In addition to the high financial costs, trials tend to amplify conflict and exhaust emotional resources.…

Child Custody, Guardianship & Support

As a parent, your focus is on the best interests of your children.  This is also the focus of the British Columbia Family Law Act, which states that decisions about children must be made considering only the best interests of the children. An over-…

Alimony / Spousal Support

Spousal support is a discretionary remedy in a British Columbia divorce. Payment is not automatic. It is a common misconception that spousal support will be automatic after a long marriage.  Another common misconception is that spousal support is u…

Family Property & Debt

Generally, in British Columbia divorces and separations, each spouse is entitled to one-half of all family property and is liable for one-half of all family debt. Despite this deceptively simple equal division principle, not all property qualifies a…

Family Resolution Process Options

The British Columbia Family Law Act came into force in March 2013. It places a much greater emphasis on out of court dispute resolution options than did the previous law. Parties are encouraged to resolve their disputes before going to court, and th…

Mediation

Sabrina Yeudall is an accredited family mediator who has completed more than eighty hours of training as a mediator in addition to her experience as a family lawyer.  Mediation allows the parties to tailor an agreement to their specific needs and ci…

Arbitration

In family law or divorce arbitration, the parties hire a mutually agreed upon third party who is family law practitioner with at least ten years of practice experience who has also qualified as a family law arbitrator. Arbitration has long been the d…

Litigation

In some circumstances, court intervention may be required in a divorce or other family law matter; for example, to ensure preservation of property and assets, provision of proper financial disclosure, and protection of personal safety. However, this…

Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative Divorce is a no-court, non-adversarial process where parties work with a specially trained team of collaborative lawyers, divorce coaches and neutral financial experts to reach an agreement. Parties sign a participation agreement in whi…

Cohabitation Agreements

The redesign of family law that occurred with the British Columbia Family Law Act recognized the changing nature of marriage and marriage-like relationships. Many people are marrying later in life and bring significant property (and in some cases deb…

Employment Law

Our experiences at work influence almost every other aspect of our lives. As former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, Justice Dickson, opined: Work is one of the most fundamental aspects in a person’s life, providing the individual…

Wrongful Dismissal / Severance

Nanaimo, BC, employment lawyer Sabrina Yeudall works with employers and employees who need legal advice concerning their rights and obligations when an employment relationship ends. Although most employment in British Columbia is "at will," termina…

Small Business

Although the law in British Columbia permits either party to end an employment relationship at any time for almost any reason, disagreements often arise about what constitutes reasonable notice and what a former employee can or can’t do with th…

Disability & Accommodation

British Columbia Human Rights law prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of disability (among other grounds). “Disability” includes any involuntary physical or mental condition which has some degree of permanence, and it also include…

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