Catherine Brink , Lawyer

I am a trained Collaborative lawyer and certified family law mediator. I am here to assist your family to find solutions that work for all parties involved. The approach I take to resolving conflicts is probably quite different from the stereotypical image you might have of a divorce lawyer. I have found that using the Collaborative divorce process brings about the most satisfying solutions for clients. I have been to court and have experience in both Provincial and Supreme Court hearings and trials, and have decided to focus my family practive solely on out-of-court settlement. My true passion lies in helping clients find resolution and using the Collaborative approach to help families deal with and resolve conflict.

CONTACT INFORMATION

FIRM / BUSINESS NAME: Harbour Family Law Corp
ADDRESS: 1275 West 6th Avenue, Suite 300
Vancouver, BC V6H 1A6
PHONE: 604-259-2425
FAX: 604-259-2426
EMAIL: catherine@harbourlaw.ca
WEBSITE: harbourlaw.ca

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Board Member, Collaborative Divorce Vancouver Society, 2012-2014
Board Member, BC Collaborative Roster Society (2018-Present)

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES

Law Society of British Columbia, Member in Good Standing
Accredited Family Law Mediator - Law Society of British Columbia

GENERAL COMMENTS

Am I the right family lawyer for you?

- If you care about preserving family relationships and not just about how much you can "gain"

- If you prefer a diplomatic approach to negotiations

-If you want someone who will help you voice your concerns and needs without losing sight of the bigger picture

-If you want caring and compassionate legal counsel who works with integrity

 

I help families deal with situations such as...

-Divorce and common-law separation

-Post-separation parenting arrangements

-Asset and debt division

-Child and spousal support matters

-Drafting and negotiating Separation Agreements

-FIgureing out how to plan for your new relationship (what is commonly called Prenuptial Agreements or Marriage Agreements and Cohabitation Agreements)

I believe that with the right process and support, the problems we face can actually become the building blocks for a happy future. If this sounds like the kind of approach that you have been looking for in a family lawyer, please contact me to talk about how I can help you with your family legal matters.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Lawyer

EDUCATION

Professional Education
University of British Columbia - Bachelor of Law 2007
Undergraduate Education
Queen's University - Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology 2001

COLLABORATIVE TRAINING

YearTraining TypeInstructorHours
2009Family Law Mediation Level ISally Campbell24
2009Family Law Mediation Level IISally Campbell24
2009Child Development and Appropriate Parenting Plans: Advanced ConsiderationsDr. Joan Kelly3
2010Getting Started in Interdisciplinary Collaborative PracticeNancy Cameron / Susan Gamache13
2011Family Law: Handling High Conflict PersonalitiesBill Eddy6
2011Powerful Non Defensive CommunicationSharon Strand Ellison15
2011Family Law Mediation Level IIISally Campbell24
2012IACP Conference and Pre-forum InstituteVarious21
2012Mediating High Conflict DisputesBill Eddy12
2013How Integrative Law is Reclaiming the Healing Heart of Legal PracticePauline Tesler6
2013Families Change: The Indissolubility of ParenthoodDr. Parkinson6
2013Family Violence Screening TrainingHilary Linton14
2013IACP Conference and Pre-forum InstituteVarious21
2014Overcoming ImpasseCatherine Conner & Randy Cheek12