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Shelina Sayani

Associate Counsel

Shelina has specialized exclusively in the area of family law for over 20 years and has extensive experience in all areas of family practice. She is a Collaborative Family Lawyer, as well as a certified Family Law Mediator and Parenting Coordinator.  Shelina has always been committed to helping her  clients’ legally, compassionately, non-judgmentally and respectfully with a heartfelt caring for the people who come to her and the situation they find themselves in through one of the most difficult times in their lives. She will work tirelessly to find a customized solution for her clients unique and individual needs……she will hug you when needed and read you the riot act when necessary….because she cares about you.

Shelina puts every effort possible into various dispute resolution processes to bring situations to settlement without the courts. 

Shelina handles all aspects of family law, including but not limited to the following areas:

  • Adoption;

  • Child Support and Special Expenses;

  • Collaborative Family Law;

  • Complex Family Systems/Dynamics;

  • Consulting and case planning;

  • Contact for Grandparents and other extended family;

  • Custody, Guardianship and Parenting Responsibilities;

  • Divorce;

  • Early neutral evaluation services;

  • Family Law Mediation;

  • Guardianship and residency;

  • Integrated Mediation Services and Co-mediation;

  • Mobility and relocation cases;

  • Parenting Coordination;

  • Parenting Plans – creating, drafting and modifying;

  • Parenting Time, Contact and Residency issues;

  • Property and asset division including businesses and complex and high net worth structures;

  • Reunification and High Conflict Matters;

  • Separation Agreements;

  • Family Law Arbitration;

  • Cohabitation agreements;

  • Pre-Nuptial agreements/Cohabitation and Marriage Agreements;

  • Separation agreements

  • Unbundled legal services;

Shelina is an active member of the following organizations:

  • Family Mediator Roster Member with Mediate BC;

  • BC Parenting Coordinator Roster Society;

  • BC Collaborative Roster Society;

  • Collaborative Divorce Group Vancouver;

  • The North Shore Collaborative and Dispute Resolution Practice Group;

  • Legal Advisor, team member and Court Designate with the REACH Program ( Re-           unification and Co-Parenting in High Conflict and complex cases).

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