Garth Edwards

Garth Edwards

More than simply helping clients resolve disputes, Garth Edwards helps clients reach settlements that provide a solid foundation for the future. With a practice devoted primarily to family law, Garth encourages clients to look forward, not backward, and find solutions that preserve family and assets. Garth is a strong proponent of Collaborative Law and mediation as smart, money-conserving approaches that do not destroy relationships or businesses, or escalate conflict.

Clients appreciate Garth's straightforward, earthy style of communicating. He clearly explains their options and possible outcomes so they can feel comfortable making decisions. In addition, his understanding of financial matters helps clients protect their long-term interests.

An experienced litigator, Garth is equally effective whether arguing in the Supreme Court/Court of Appeal or in a collaborative, solution-oriented setting. He believes that Collaborative Law is well suited to settling complex divorces and especially cases involving high conflict and/or mental health issues because it offers additional resources for the family and more creative options than are available through the court. In all that he does, Garth strives to create solutions that bring lasting value to all the parties involved.

Garth is also accredited by the Law Society of British Columbia as a family mediator, arbitrator and parenting coordinator.

Garth was admitted to the British Columbia Bar in 1984. He is a patron of the arts and is a member of the men's choir, Chor Leoni. Garth is a founding director and past president of the Richmond Concert Association and chair of the Richmond Gateway Theatre Endowment Fund. He is a member of and past president of the Richmond Sunrise Rotary Club and past assistant district governor for Rotary International.

"I help clients to find solutions that preserve and protect what is most important, including family and assets."

Professional Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch
  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Collaborative Divorce Vancouver
  • BC Parenting Coordinator Roster
  • BC Collaborative Roster Society
  • IACP

Classes and Seminars Taught

  • Family law – for Richmond Public Library
  • Collaborative Law for Canadian Bar Association National Conference

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