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Kylie Walman, Partner

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PRACTICE EMPHASIS

Kylie practices exclusively in Family Law assisting her clients with the full spectrum of issues that arise on family breakdown, including property division, divorce, child and spousal support, and parenting arrangements. Kylie is experienced in resolving disputes through the Court process and has appeared on behalf of her clients in the Provincial Court of British Columbia, the British Columbia Supreme Court, and the Court of Appeal.  Kylie is also experienced in settlement negotiations and is regularly retained to assist her clients in negotiating separation agreements and parenting arrangements.

Kylie's approach is always to find the most cost-effective resolution, while ensuring that her client’s rights and interests are protected. Kylie believes that a critical part of her job is to arm her clients with the information necessary to make informed decisions at every step. She prides herself on being creative and innovative and finding the best resolution to fit each client's particular needs.

“In my work, the best outcomes are those that meet the unique needs of each of my clients. I love being challenged to think outside the box so that my clients can achieve an innovative legal solution, tailored to their individual needs.”


“I strive for excellence in everything I do and I believe that each client success is a result of paying close attention to the details, understanding legal complexities, and communicating effectively.”

 

PRACTICE AREAS

Divorce
Property Division
Spousal Support
Child Support
Parenting Arrangements
Relocation
Separation Agreements
Cohabitation Agreements
Mediation

 

EDUCATION

B.A. from Simon Fraser University, 2001
LL.B.  from the University of British Columbia, 2006
Called to the British Columbia Bar, May 2008

 

PRACTICE DESCRIPTION

Divorce – Kylie has assisted many clients in taking this final step to resolution.  Although the divorce process is often the least contentious matter in a separation, complications can arise and Kylie has the experience necessary to assist you in working through those complications. 

Property Division – Kylie regularly assists her clients negotiate or litigate the division of family property and debt, ranging from small asset portfolios to matters involving multi-million dollar corporations.  

Child and Spousal Support – Often the most contentious issues to arise on family breakdown, Kylie has extensive experience in obtaining support orders and defending against applications for child and spousal support, including claims for retroactive support and arrears.  Kylie also has experience in matters involving complex income determinations and imputing income where the paying spouse is intentionally unemployed or underemployed.  

Parenting Arrangements – Kylie has assisted many clients in negotiating parenting arrangements that suit each client’s particular family dynamics and ensure the children’s best interests are met.  Where negotiation is not possible Kylie has also litigated issues of custody, access, guardianship and relocation in both the Provincial and Supreme Courts.

Agreements – Kylie has experience negotiating and drafting various kinds of agreements in the family law area, including cohabitation and separation agreements. 

 

PUBLICATIONS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Local Government and the Duty to Consult —?Recent Developments in the Law, 2012 Presented at 9th Annual Western Canada Aboriginal Law Forum hosted by Inconference in Vancouver, BC.

Aboriginal Law Update, 2011. Prepared for conference hosted by the Pacific Business and Law Institute. Presented by Patrick G. Foy, Q.C.

"Supreme Court of Canada provides clarification of the role of regulatory tribunals in determining the adequacy of Crown consultation" (with Rick Williams), for Lexology, December 2010.

Wen:de We are Coming to the Light of Day, 2005. Co-authored Chapter 3 “Jordan’s Principle” with Kelly A. MacDonald. Publication of the First Nations Child& Family Caring Society of Canada.

 

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC INTERESTS

Coordinator of the Vernon Walk for ALS
Volunteer, ALS Society of British Columbia
Member, BC Trial Lawyers Association
Member, Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch
Past member of the Board of Directors of the Downtown Vernon Association
Past member of Lawyer's Group, British Columbia Civil Liberties Association
Past legal researcher for PIVOT Legal Society
Past legal researcher for Pro Bono Students Canada

 

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