Strain & Company - Your Team of Dedicated Nanaimo Lawyers

Life is constantly changing. Significant events may cause you to be excited, overwhelmed, or confused. There may be times where legal support can be very helpful in managing challenges or making difficult decisions. At Strain & Company, we can help. As lawyers in Nanaimo with a focus on family law, we are happy to provide assistance on matters such as divorce, adoption and child custody.

Strain & Company has been practising law since 1989. We appreciate the diversity of families and welcome clients from all backgrounds, including married, common law and LGBTQ+ families. Our team of lawyers strive to provide clients with compassionate services that are sensitive to their unique circumstances. The following are just a few examples of matters we work with.

Family and Divorce Law

The end of a relationship can be an emotional and stressful experience. Navigating the legal procedures on top of that can be especially challenging. At Strain & Company, we strive to help our clients understand the law, their rights and their obligations. We welcome couples of all backgrounds, including married, common law and same-sex couples.

Mediation and Notary Services

A professional mediator with knowledge of the law can help families in a dispute reach a compromise. As a qualified family law mediator who is also a parent and social justice advocate, Elisabeth A. Leith Strain can help keep your dispute from escalating to court. 

We also offer notary services for matters like estates, powers-of-attorney and affidavits.

Adoption, Child Custody and Surrogacy

Families come in all shapes, sizes and backgrounds. At Strain & Company, we appreciate the diversity of the human experience when it comes to parenting. Let us help you understand the legal rights and responsibilities of matters such as adoption, child custody and surrogacy.

We understand that life is full of events: exciting and challenging, complex and confusing. Understanding the legal system when you are already managing a difficult situation can be even more complicated. We will endeavour to help you navigate your situation with confidence and clarity.

Protecting Your Best Interests

Our mission is to use our knowledge and experience to protect you and your family’s best interests. We also firmly believe in respect and compassion towards our clients and their loved ones. Our lawyers have had a wide range of relevant experience in areas such as mental health, Youth Court, human rights and criminal law.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, or would like speak with a Nanaimo family lawyer today, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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