No one goes into a marriage expecting a divorce. But if you have reached that point in your relationship, Pathway Legal delivers a long-established non-confrontational, solutions-focused approach that leaves your dignity intact without enormous legal fees.
Do you want a bitter divorce? Or a better divorce?
Here's how we treat you, your family, and the divorce you want to resolve:
When you attend your first family lawyer consultation at Pathway Legal, you discover what it is like to get practical, supportive and no nonsense advice from lawyers who know what they are talking about.
In just one hour, we will give you a taste of how we do things at Pathway Legal.
I felt Val Hemminger was listening and understood my situation. I saw she wanted to help me and she knows her job. She was upfront and very professional, I had a good feeling during our meeting and I also liked everybody in your firm and felt safe.
I was treated with respect and compassion. There are certain qualities in your firm that I can’t point out yet but I can feel it.
It gives me hope to heal from certain pains. I also feel possibility for better life and I think Andrea is awesome. She was very kind to guide me to a wonderful lawyer. I was safe with Val. Thank you
If you are going through a divorce or separation, how do you know if Pathway Legal is right for you?
you want a law firm that uses court only when necessary and as a very last resort;
you want a working relationship with your lawyer where you work together as a team with a hands-on approach;
you want to understand what your entitlements and obligations are in relation to your family law matter and having it resolved; you also want advice and guidance as to the best available method to seeing your matter finalized.
you want a lawyer that has clear billing practices;
you want a lawyer who has extra training in dispute resolution and negotiation.
you prefer to have an “old-fashioned” kind of lawyer that remains “objective” and distanced from what is important for you and your family’s unique situation;
you don’t care how much it costs, you just want your ex-spouse to pay and suffer for the hurt they caused you;
you don’t want to negotiate and try to avoid court, you just want to go to trial and fight;
you want a lawyer who will bully your ex-spouse.
“You’re always one decision away from a totally different life.”
You may be thinking about leaving your relationship and you want to know what to expect if you do.
You have decided to leave your spouse, the decision to separate has been made.
You can turn to Google, colleagues, rating sites or social media to find your lawyer.
Your lawyer will explain the law to you and your rights and your obligations (family law is only about answering these questions), as well as the processes available for resolution. They will also set out their rates, how the firm operates, etc. You will know what to expect not only legally, but what to expect from working with them right away, coming out of the gate.
Choosing your lawyer and their law practice if they are a right fit for you.
Your lawyer will invite the other lawyer and/or party to the process.
Your lawyer can let you know of the different process available; 4-way meeting, mediation, mediation/arbitration, or court.
Your lawyer will discuss with you if there is anything urgent that needs to be attended to regarding safety or finances.
Your lawyer will set preparation appointments with you.
You will likely not have been through this before, and so your lawyer should inform you about what to expect, in detail.
This is when your lawyer ensures the matter is resolved.
Most people always go through some regret, such as in, "Did I give too much?"
This is all you want... you want to know that it will get better.
Pathway Legal Client Experiences
"Your dedication and generosity has impacted me and will always serve as a reminder of the good in the legal world."
"You all stepped up to the plate and provided me the most exceptional support during some of the lowest points in my life."
"You have blown my mind with your graciousness. I am so thankful at your diligent, clean, and top notch work."