Practice Areas


Family Law

Families who seek legal assistance are often overwhelmed with sensitive emotional issues. OWZW helps find timely solutions to family disputes that will advance your interests in an effective and responsible manner. In situations where agreement cannot be reached, we provide experienced courtroom representation at all levels of the court system, including Provincial Court, the Court of Queen’s Bench, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. Our family law team, Christine Hansen-ChadVirgil ThomsonCrystal RobertsonMeghan Vanderkuur and Michael MacDonald offers a broad range of legal services, including:

  • Pre-nuptial agreements
  • Separation agreements
  • Divorce
  • Custody and access
  • Division of family property
  • Child support
  • Spousal support
  • Adoption
  • Dependent adults
  • Mediation
  • Common-law and same-sex relationships

There may be a variety of ways your case can be handled, including negotiation, mediation and traditional litigation, and our team will ensure you understand all of your options.