James D. Henry
James enjoys assisting clients with all family law matters including divorce and division of family property, property divisions, common law separations, custody, access, parenting, child support, and spousal support. James assists clients in all walks of life but has a particular interest in division of family property in First Nation, Metis, and Inuit contexts as well as polyamorous separations. He understands each situation is delicate and should be handled with precision and care. James very much enjoys drafting Cohabitation Agreements, Separation Agreements, Minutes of Settlement, and Prenuptial Agreements.
James’ approach is to provide honest, measured, and tempered advice. He understands that the breakdown of the family is a traumatic experience that requires gentle and assured handling. He further understands that negotiations of these types are delicate. His preference to prevent reverberations of violence from being felt by the children of the relationship while maintaining the best interests of the client.
James graduated from the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Law. He further holds a Bachelor of Education from Campus Saint-Jean, the francophone counterpart to the University of Alberta. After law school, James worked for the Metis Nation of Alberta as its Intergovernmental Relations Advisor, negotiating with different levels of government and working on a variety of portfolios.
James is fully bilingual in English and French and is happy to assist you in either language. He is able to assist you in asserting your language rights during your divorce proceedings. James further practices Real Estate and is happy to assist clients in drafting Wills, Power of Attorney’s, and Personal Directives. To book a consult with James, please call the office and he would be happy to discuss your matter further.