Butterfield Law – Separation Made Simple
Michael Butterfield was our mediator. He was really good. We had a marriage agreement which should have made things simple but our assets has lost money and the agreement no longer worked. Michael was very patient and guided us to what was important. He also gave us the time to think about things and did not try and rush us. He let us chart our own course. We really appreciated his skill in getting us both past the feelings and pain. Thank you Michael.
Michael (Butterfield) helped me work out problems with my ex-wife. She wanted to change the shared custody arrangement and get more money. Michael understood what was happening and helped me stay an equal parent in my son’s life..
Not only did Mr Butterfield get me a fair agreement in my separation, his forthrightness was refreshing and he was incredibly supportive. I highly recommend him.
Michael helped me negotiate a separation agreement. He was compassionate and understanding. Michael was really thorough. We settled child support, access, guardianship and property. It was a stressful time, but Michael help us through it. I would highly recommend him.
Michael Butterfield represented me in a personal injury claim (ICBC). He guided me through the process from start to finish. He gave me GREAT advice, negotiated very well on my behalf, and helped me get an EXCELLENT settlement. I liked that he was a straight talker, and told me how it was–that helped me cope and make good decisions along the way.
I hired Michael twice. One for a family matter and once for a lease agreement. My ex wanted to change our shared custody agreement. She and her lawyer were really aggressive and threatening. Michael was able to develop a plan which stopped the aggression and threats. Michael has a great deal of knowledge and was able to sort out my situation quickly. I also used him for a residential lease. In both cases, Michael was excellent.
Separation is never easy.
At Butterfield Law, we can help.
When couples have been together for a long time, had children, and built what they thought was going to be their future, separation turns their lives up side down. While there may be no really good way to separate, there are a lot of very bad ways. Our goal is to make your separation simple.
How do I make separation simple?
My first task is to help you decide what sort of process works for your situation. This means looking at your relationship with your ex, your finances, and the needs of your family. We will tailor our services to meet your goals and budget. Simplicity reduces stress, conflict, and cost.
There are a lot of options when separating.
My job is to guide you through the process. Advise you are to your choices and make sure you understand your rights. We will look at your needs whether they are for a simple separation agreement to a complicated court matter. We’ll look at mediation and collaborative law options. Throughout the process, we will ensure that you understand your options.
We help you make the tough decisions.
Your lawyer is not there to tell you what to do. They are there to help you make the right choices. At Butterfield Law, our goal is to make the process of separation simple by developing a conflict resolution strategy, which meets your particular needs.
Where do we start?
We start with a telephone conversation. If our service will fit your needs, we arrange to meet. At that meeting, we will discuss your interests and lay out for you your choices. When you leave that meeting, you will know your options and how best to move forward. It is that simple.
Certified Family Law Mediator & Arbitrator