Rebecca Stanley

Lawyer / Mediator

Connect Family Law
105 – 1333 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V6H 4C1

T: 604-266-5004
E: rebecca@connectfamilylaw.com
W: www.connectfamilylaw.com

Fees: $300 per hour, subject to change

 

Prior to practicing law, Rebecca worked with families in the non-profit sector and university students as a UBC chaplain. She has extensive experience working with children and teenagers, having personally raised 3 young adults, coordinated children’s sports and arts camps and teams, and volunteered as a mentor in youth groups. Although not a therapist, her Masters of Arts degree included Marriage and Family Counseling courses in family systems. When Rebecca shifted her career to law, she augmented her studies with hands-on training in mediation, worked with Provincial Court judges for a semester during law school, and spent one year as a Judicial Law Clerk working for 6 judges of the BC Supreme Court in Vancouver.

As a lawyer, Rebecca limits her practice to dispute resolution. She practices in the areas of mediation and collaborative family law, as well as drafting and negotiating separation agreements outside of court. She is a member of the Collaborative Divorce Vancouver Association, the Collaborative Roster Society of BC and the International Association of Collaborative Professionals.

Rebecca is a strong advocate of including the voice of the child in decisions related to the child, where appropriate. Children can make a healthy transition to their new reality post-separation, if parents and professionals are committed to supporting them positively and ensuring they are not silenced in the process. As adults, we can find the balance between protecting children from parental conflict while also listening to their voices during the process, and help lead our children to a better future.