Family Law

The breakdown of a family partnership or the culmination of many years of strained relationships within a family can create the most difficult period in a person’s life.

Often family law involves good people who are at their very worst. They are generally steeped in emotion while trying to untangle the issues that are most important to them.

There is no cookie-cutter way of defining how family law cases should play out. Consideration has to be taken of the speed at which people want to resolve things and whether they are informed and clear headed at the time they are making decisions. Respect has to be given to what all parties have to say during a stressful and charged time. The unique financial, emotional and legal needs of each client must also be considered.

Tyleen Underwood does not believe in sugar-coating the situation for people or telling people what they want to hear. She tells it like it is from the beginning and sets realistic expectations in her plan for each client.

As an experienced litigator in family law and an accredited mediator, Tyleen will carefully consider your situation and provide you with options and advice. From there she will develop a plan and a timeline.

If the issues can be negotiated and settled in good faith and without getting into a power struggle, sometimes this can mean resolving matters without going to court.

But when cooperation is not present, or when matters become too complicated, Tyleen Underwood will represent you vigorously through the court system. If court is inevitable Tyleen will keep you aware of all important information and move matters forward in a timely and sensible manner.

The team at Tyleen Underwood Law Office frequently deal with matters that involve the highly complex issues of family law and other areas of law, including business, tax, trust and estate matters and criminal proceedings. This can require working closely with other lawyers, valuators and accountants when needed.

Whatever your challenge we realize that it is the most pressing and important thing in your life. While the process unfolds, Tyleen seeks to address the underlying concerns of all parties in order to foster deeper, more enduring resolutions.

This is the moment where things are going to start to get better.

We can assist you with the following issues
Asset & Property Division
Child Custody & Guardianship
Child Protection
Child Support
Cohabitation & Separation Agreements
Divorce (Uncontested vs Contested)
Family Law Arbitration
Grandparents’ Rights
Mediation
Parenting Time
Relocation
Spousal Support

Tyleen Underwood was born and raised in the Kootenays. She obtained her Bachelor in Arts criminology degree from Simon Fraser University in 1998 and went onto to complete her law degree at the University of Saskatchewan in 2001. She was called to the bar in Nelson in June 2002.

Tyleen has been practicing law in Nelson focusing on criminal law and family law litigation in both provincial and Supreme Court. She has an excellent working relationship with courts and benches throughout British Columbia.

Let us take it from here.

(250) 352-6638