Simple, Straightforward

Unbundled Legal Services that ensure you’re on the right track
Step 1 Check for Conflicts of Interest

Click on the “Get Started” button from anywhere on the website. Fill out all required fields, including your ex’s name so I can make sure you are the first and only one of you to use our services.

< 1 min.
Step 2 Engagement and Scheduling

I’ll respond with a short engagement letter and a link to my appointment scheduler. A secure credit card payment portal collects the fee, and your money goes into my trust account until after we meet. Complete on your phone, tablet or computer!

< 5 min.
Step 3 Intake Questionnaire

I will link you to a secure platform where you can enter the details of your relationship and situation, to help us get the most out of our hour together. Complete on your phone, tablet or computer! Save your progress and come back to it later.

10-20 mins.
Step 4 Initial Consult

During our video-, phone- or in-person meeting, you will have the benefit of my 10+ years experience litigating, negotiating and advising in family law, and my devoted attention for our 1-hour consult.

1 hr.
Step 5 Tactical Report

After our meeting, I will follow up with a summary of the facts you related about your situation, your legal position and my advice (including any deadlines or limitation dates you need to be aware of!). What happens next is in your hands.

Read & Digest At Your Own Pace
Step 6 Option A On Demand Services

You’re in charge and we have your back. Continue unbundled services, on an as-needed basis, a la carte.

Step 6 Option B Retainer Based Services

Merits Family Law is here to advise and represent you, in your dealings with the other side, or in court.

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How it Works FAQ

I don't live in New Westminster, BC. Can I still use your services?

Yes, you can get family legal advice from Platform 2 if you live (or in many cases if your ex lives) in British Columbia. My client intake process can be done entirely virtually, on a desktop computer, tablet or smartphone, and we can meet virtually.

If your needs involve going to court, and the Lower Mainland of BC is not home to you, there are options for representing yourself with the help of a lawyer, or engaging a lawyer to represent you before the courts via remote technology.

Can I work with a lawyer remotely?

Yes! This is a particularly good option if you wish to represent yourself in negotiations with your ex or at court. Platform 2 uses secure digital messaging, videoconferencing, electronic signatures and electronic payments to open up access to a variety of legal services for people who cannot or do not have time to come to a lawyer’s office.

Can I engage you for less than an hour?

Booking less than an hour for an initial meeting does not give a full opportunity for us to understand the details of your case and make sure the advice we give is suited to your situation.

However, if you re-engage a Platform 2 lawyer for follow-up advice or work, the work may be capable of being performed in a smaller time-frame.