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Kelowna Family Law Lawyer

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Struggling through a Separation or Divorce?

Then Kelowna, British Columbia, Family lawyer Domenic Maio and his team are here to help!

Family Law Lawyer

Navigating the ins and outs of family law issues can be complex and tiresome. Maio Law can help smooth the path of any transition and provides legal services dealing with legal issues such as:

  • Divorce
  • Spousal support
  • Child support
  • Guardianship; Parenting Arrangements; Parenting Responsibilities; Parenting Time
  • Division of Property
  • Cohabitation Agreements; Marriage Agreements; Separation Agreements
  • Enforcement of court orders and judgments
  • Restraining orders

A difficult conversation to broach for any couple, whether married, soon to be, or common law relationship, is the topic of Cohabitation/Marriage Agreements. No one naturally wants to speak about “what if”. However, dealing with this uncomfortable aspect at the commencement of the relationship when the parties are what is frequently referred to as “common law”, can be extremely helpful in the unlikely event of the “what if” occurs. It can also save both parties a great deal of money in the long run and reduce conflict at a point where conflict is usually inevitable.

Maio Law can assist with the preparation and drafting of a Cohabitation Agreement, Marriage Agreement or Separation Agreement. These agreements stipulate terms and conditions of spousal support, child support, and provide for the division of assets and liabilities.

Where parties have not signed a Cohabitation/Marriage Agreement, upon separation, they may still mutually agree to enter into a Separation Agreement. The substance of the contract can either be formulated by the parties themselves, or lawyers can assist in the negotiation and drafting of the terms of the agreement. A Separation Agreement can substantially lower the cost of separation and divorce as the parties will forgo the cost of litigation. It is always recommended that both parties obtain their own counsel and independent legal advice.

When litigation is necessary, Maio Law can help navigate the intricate and complex court process. Whether it is filing for divorce only, or claims involving Spousal Support, Child Support, Parenting Arrangements, Parental Responsibility, Parenting Time or division of family property, Maio Law can assist. These issues may involve intricate competing factors. Determination of these matters can have significant legal consequences that are binding on the parties.

Maio Law services the Okanagan and can represent individuals in courthouses in Kelowna, Vernon, or Penticton. As no two cases are alike, Maio Law personally meets with individuals to discuss their case to fully understand what is important to the individual and know the outcomes they desire. Separation and Divorce are hard enough, the legal process shouldn’t be.

Maio Law is currently taking on new clients, to find out if you qualify complete the below form and a member of our team will contact you to arrange a meeting.

Real Estate Lawyer

  • Condo / Resale Home / New Builds
  • Purchasing?
  • Selling?
  • Refinancing?

A Real Estate Lawyer is the most essential element of your Real Estate transaction. Maio Law handles a variety of residential, incoming-producing, commercial, industrial, sale and financing transactions. Make certain your investment is properly protected. Simply call Maio Law or have your agent Contact Us to get the process started.

The purchase of a home is usually the single greatest expense a family will have to incur. Make sure whether you buy a home or sell a condo, you are properly protected. Maio Law will help manage all of your needs, including the purchase or sale of your property, single family home, townhome or condominium, and the registration of a mortgage. Maio Law can assist you with:

  • Refinance
  • Purchase - Condo / Townhome / Freehold
  • Sale - Condo / Townhome/ Freehold​

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Wills & Estates Lawyer

  • Need a Will drafted?
  • Power of Attorney for Personal Care?
  • Power of Attorney for Property?
  • Estate matters?

Having a Will ensures that your estate will be dealt with according to your wishes in the event of your death, it is your last words. Drafting your Will enables you to plan how you wish for your estate to pass to your, partner, children or other dependents upon your death. It can also help minimize the taxes your beneficiaries will have to pay. Don't wait until it is too late. Start planning for your loved ones future today. Some areas Maio Law can assist you with include:

  • Wills/Non Probate Wills Drafting
  • Will interpretation
  • Estate and Trust Planning
  • Dependent support claims
  • Powers of Attorney for Property
  • ​Powers of Attorney for Personal Care
  • Power of Attorney disputes
  • Removal and Appointment of Executors and Estate Trustees

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Criminal Lawyer

  • Arrested or Charged with a Criminal Offence?
  • Know someone who has been?
  • All types of criminal charges!
  • Bail Hearings!

Charged with a criminal offence in Kelowna? Maio law represents clients who are charged and/or investigated for any Criminal Code offence. Some of the main Criminal Code offences which Maio Law defends against include:

  • Crimes of Violence - Assault; Assault Causing Bodily Harm; Aggravated Assault
  • Domestic Violence (s.810 peace bond)
  • Sexual Offences / Sexual Assault
  • Uttering Threats​
  • Kidnapping / Unlawful Confinement​
  • Criminal Harassment​
  • Drunk Driving / Over .08 / Refusal​
  • Youth crimes - Youth Criminal Justice Act​
  • Theft & More​

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Corporate & Commercial Lawyer

  • Incorporating?
  • Know someone who has been?
  • Purchasing / Selling a Business?
  • Corporate Contracts / Agreements

Thinking about Incorporating a Business and need to know what steps to take next, call Maio Law to set up an appointment to go over your options.

Whether you wish to establish:

  • A sole proprietorship
  • ​​Incorporate - Provincially or Federally
  • Start a Not-for-Profit​

Maio Law can assist you with your Minute Books / Corporate Resolutions, as well as assisting with the review of corporate documents such as a lease or a contract. Call today and set up a meeting to go over your available options.

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