We open doors for clients and the community.

Our family law firm specializes in dispute resolution.

Kitsilano Family Law, nestled in the heart of Vancouver’s most vibrant community, provides clients with empathetic, experienced, and knowledgeable family law assistance. Our open-door policy allows interested parties and clients to receive the family law support they need. Our staff has diverse approaches to resolving family law disputes — such as negotiation, mediation, collaboration, litigation, and parenting coordination. Our staff offers sensitive and knowledgeable assistance with the preparation of wills and probating estates. Kitsilano Family Law also offers services in French and English.

Our first preference is to resolve disputes through agreement. While we have the ability and experience to handle court action efficiently and cost-effectively, we believe this should be a last resort. We provide numerous options for reaching mutual agreement, and we recommend these be considered particularly if children are involved.


A look inside

Cléa Amundsen
Cléa received her BA (Hon.) from McGill in 2005 before obtaining her law degree and MA concurrently from University of Toronto in 2011. Her longstanding interest in international humanitarian law led her to legal reform work with the International Commission of Jurists in Nairobi, Kenya from August 2012 to March 2013. Cléa began working in family law upon her return to Vancouver, with a focus on lessening the impact that separation and divorce has on children. Her talents include mediation and French fluency, and she is part of the Canadian Bar Association and the B.C. Family Unbundling Roster, amongst others.
Carmen Alvarez Gomez
Carmen received her BA in Political Science from UBC in 2011. Her interests in advocacy and justice eventually propelled her to University of Calgary Law, where she became involved with several access-to-justice organizations. Carmen articled at Kitsilano Family Law and became an associate in 2018. She has experience negotiating and drafting separation and cohabitation agreements, attending mediation, and litigating in court. She has appeared at all levels of court in B.C. She is a member of several legal organizations, including the B.C. Family Unbundling Roster.
Jeremia ( "Jeri" ) Chow
Jeri received her BA from UBC in 2014 and went on to obtain her JD with distinction from the University of Saskatchewan in 2019. She articled with Kitsilano Family Law and became an associate in 2020. She is committed to assisting clients in the most cost-effective, time-efficient, and amicable manner whenever that is possible. Jeri previously interned at the Hague Conference on Private International Law, contributing to research on international child abductions, and continues to assist clients in child abduction cases. Jeri is able to serve clients in Cantonese and Mandarin.
Kaja Marinic
Kaja obtained her BA (2013) and JD (2016) from UBC. She was called to the bar in 2017. In university, Kaja was an internationally successful competitive debater, reaching the elimination rounds of two world championships. In law school, she received the Marlee G. Kline Essay Prize and the Auriol Gurner Young Memorial Award. Kaja is a skilled and compassionate advocate, representing both high-net-worth clients and those facing multiple barriers to accessing justice. She has experience drafting agreements, mediating, and litigating in Provincial and Supreme Court. She is a member of the B.C. Family Unbundling Roster and accepts legal aid files. She is fluent in Serbo-Croatian.
Darielle Andrada
Darielle obtained her paralegal diploma in 2019 at Vancouver Career College. She wears many different hats in the firm — assisting with bookkeeping, drafting letters, affidavits and pleadings, preparing financial statements, and organizing documents. She also assists in all areas of court preparation, including trials. On weekends, Darielle works at her other job as a Behavioural Support Worker for children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder along with other diagnosis. In her early years of schooling, she continued to contribute to her community and her love of sports by dedicating her time volunteering for various sports teams as a coach.
Jennifer Buckley
Jennifer has worked as a litigation paralegal since 2013, and currently serves as the senior paralegal at Kitsilano Family Law Group. She has a passion for family law and works diligently to give quality support to clients. In 2021, Jennifer became a designated paralegal giving her the ability to take on her own cases to help self-represented litigants navigate the challenging and sometimes confusing judicial court system. Outside of work, Jennifer is either spending time with her daughter or volunteering with various non-profit societies.
Bill Storey
Bill has practiced family law in B.C. since 1982 and has had his own family law practice in Vancouver since 1984. Bill’s interest in child custody cases developed into a unique expertise in international child custody cases, specifically those involving cross-border parental child abduction. He is also a trained parenting coordinator and has acted as a child advocate, representing children in high conflict custody cases. Bill is a member of BC Hear the Children Society, a group that produces Hear the Child, or Voice of the Child, Reports. While Bill is semi-retired, he continues to work in an advisory capacity and is available to take case work from time to time.
Hear for you
Everything we do at Kitsilano Family Law is informed by listening. We can provide guidance about your family law situation during your free 30-minute consultation. Learn about your options today.