"I was being forced into a separation and divorce by my partner. Val saved me about $500,000 and saved me from living in a world of fear where I could be falsely arrested for something I didn't do and from a spouse who was financially and emotionally unsupportive."
"Val understood my situation. Val got it. She got us through all the games. I just really enjoyed working with Val and the staff at Pathway. They're very casual, and inviting, and helpful. It took a lot of the pressure off when I was trying to resolve things that have been a hardship for so long."
"Absolutely call Val... for those of us who are in a heightened state or felling a little lost or feeling a little confused, Val actually shines a light on the key issues and she's able to make sure the judge sees those as well, which is the most important thing."
"The main thing that I really appreciated about Val and Pathway Legal was the fact that they were there to listen... easy to work with. We had a good working relationship that they were open to listening, and I, as a client, was open to listening, and we were successful in the end."
"I needed somebody tough and smart, and I found Val. I just think Val is a wonderful, compassionate human being and she knows her stuff. And she gets things done and I thank her very, very much for that."
"Val Hemminger cares about the truth, and about her clients, she's a great lawyer and I'd recommend her. The people who work in the law firm, they were very helpful, very nice, a very good environment, always happy to see me. She's an amazing lawyer, took this case and put her heart into it."
"It was quick and easy and both of us were at the table... you gave us both great advice, as well as not only legal information, but also the practical information of what actually happens in court and what actually happens in the process."
"My aunt recomended Val to me from a previous case where she was actually representing the other side! She has so much respect for Val and Pathway Legal and I was really fortunate that my aunt referred me to the fantastic team at Pathway Legal!"
"When my ex husband wanted to end our marriage, I knew I needed to seek legal advice. So after hearing about Pathway Legal I decided to go with Val and the team and I'm so glad that I did. I was treated with so much respect and the Pathway lawyers really took the time to understand my situation."
"I'm very, very happy that Val was and is my lawyer. I really felt that she had my back. I had to work with her when I felt that my life was in absolute chaos. I felt that I could trust her, and I can't imagine what it would be like to be working with someone where it just felt like "business" or spending a lot of money and not knowing what you're getting. I felt like I could trust her to work with me, and for me. I'm grateful."
"Val always remained calm when I wanted to get excited. I'm very happy with how all the proceedings went. They have a great staff, I didn't realize how much of a team it was until we had to deeper into the settlement and then you learn just how many people are involved with it in the office. Thank you, Val, for sticking through it!"
"Pathway Legal is a very people-friendly firm. They went the extra mile for me all the way through and made sure that there was nothing I needed. I can't name any part of it that has not been right, from billing to notices, to dates, to times. Val did exactly what she said she was going to do."
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Val Hemminger, Divorce Lawyer and Owner of Pathway Legal Westshore, serving British Columbia
It is with our honour and gratitude that we live, work, and play on the traditional territory of the Coast Salish peoples–Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.