Powell River Law Firm: Our Approach to Family Law

Duncan Allen Law (DAL) was founded by Kara Duncan and Laura Allen, two University of Victoria alumni who aspired to create a forward-thinking, cooperative law firm dedicated to enacting positive change for families in their communities. Since April 2014, Duncan Allen Law has been advocating for families across Vancouver Island.

We dedicate ourselves to listening and genuinely understanding the unique stories of our clients. With a straightforward approach to family law, we do not judge anyone. We advocate for everyone that comes through our door, offering realistic advice and crafting practical solutions that ensure a smooth and less stressful process for everyone involved. We understand the emotional weight of family breakdowns and tackle each case with the utmost empathy and compassion. As your advocates, we offer counsel that is thoughtful, collaborative, and economically viable, prioritizing the well-being of children above everything.

We pride ourselves on supporting a diverse range of families, helping them navigate through life’s changes, whether it be through divorce, separation agreements, or property division, with the utmost empathy and care. Celebrating and respecting the diversity of all families, Duncan Allen Law is dedicated to assisting families of all kinds through growth and transitions, including our LGBTQ2S+ clients.

Our Powell River Family Lawyers & Mediator Services

Family Law

Divorce and Separation

Deciding to separate is challenging. Our divorce lawyers support you from separation to divorce, offering advice on resolving key issues such as parenting plans and property division.

Guardianship and Parenting Arrangements

Our family lawyers place your child’s well-being at the forefront, guiding you through cooperative solutions for parenting and guardianship.

Child Support

Our lawyers in Powell River help you ensure your children receive the support they are entitled to and as soon as possible.

Spousal Support

We guide you through understanding spousal support in BC, focusing on compensation and need, while considering all financial aspects.

Debt & Property Division

We make the process of dividing assets between you and your spouse feel less daunting and overwhelming, providing dedicated support every step of the way.

Family Agreements

Separation Agreements

We assist with separation agreements that settle the end of your relationship comprehensively, including financial arrangements, for peace of mind.

Cohabitation & Prenuptial Agreements

Popularly known as a “prenup,” we assist you in creating a comprehensive framework for the way in which you wish your relationship to function.

Family Mediation

Mediation Services

Our family law mediators assist families with finding solutions for peacefully moving forward, without the need for court involvement for issues related to separation, parenting, or property division.