Katherine Pintye


Location: Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada Phone: 604-299-8371 Fax: 604-299-1523 Email: [email protected]

Katherine works for people and their problems and is trying to bring humanity and compassion to family law issues. Since the start of her articles in 2013, Katherine focused greatly on family law and learning to work for families. As every family is diverse and different, Katherine deals with each client with equal parts care and logic to strategize solutions that help you realize your goals. Family law involves and impacts almost every aspect of a person’s life and Katherine, using her legal tools and experience, will work to transform your goals into positive legal outcomes.

Katherine has extensive experience both in and out of the Court room and while she views Court to be a last resort option for clients, she is a fierce and zealous advocate who will work tirelessly on your case using every option and resource she has available. When she attends Court, Katherine uses her positive assertive and fearlessness nature to never waver and forge forwards for her clients against all odds in trials and litigation.

Katherine has substantial experience in dispute resolution and many her cases have been successfully concluded by way of negotiation thus avoiding costly and lengthy trials by practicing with a collaborative approach to negotiation and settlement discussions. Using her unique insight from her experience working across practice areas and provinces, Katherine’s clients and their matters are often resolved by way of agreement. Even if Court has already been initiated, she is often able to bring the parties back to the table and away from the Court room to come to a resolution.

Kate has a history of success representing clients in all matters relating to family law including the preparation of prenuptial, cohabitation and separation agreements, divorce, common law separation, property division, custody, access, contact, child and spousal support, grandparent issues, restraining/protection orders, and issues involving high conflict situations.

Katherine has appeared at all levels in Court in British Columbia and has practiced family law in both Alberta and Saskatchewan, so she is also able to assist clients with issues that are impacted by inter-jurisdictional issues like property across provinces. Family law deals with every part of a person’s life; the things you think of like children and finances, but also the unexpected like corporations, criminal offences, and sometimes wills and estates. Family law in a way, is every area of law. Katherine also has experience in the following areas, so she can catch problems before they arise and identify efficient solutions: Civil Litigation, Corporate, Criminal, Wills & Estate planning and litigation, Personal Injury, and more.

Select Experience

  • Contested and uncontested/desk divorces.
  • Family law agreements such as: Prenuptial/Marriage, Cohabitation, Parenting Plans and Agreements including support and custody, Asset/Property and Debt, and Separation Agreements.
  • Common law separation.
  • Property/asset and debt division including but not limited to separate and joint finances and debts, family trusts, corporate and business property, family land and real property, various forms of investments and financial property, etc.
  • Has assisted in many high conflict family law matters involving issues arising from family violence, criminal law issues, death of a spouse or ex-spouse, high conflict issues amongst parties due to emotional/mental/physical health, substance use issues, and child safety sensitive issues.
  • Parenting matters, including: child support, parenting plans and agreements, guardianship and decision making, adoptions, issues involving the Ministry of Children and Family Development, issues involving physical and mental health, child residency/mobility, cross provincial issues and orders, enforcement of parenting agreements and orders, etc.
  • Spousal support issues.
  • Restraining and Protection Orders and Emergency/Temporary Protection Orders, Temporary Restraining Orders and Restraining Orders.
  • Education

    University of Saskatchewan, 2013
  • JD
  • University of Calgary, 2006
  • BA
  • Bar Admissions

    British Columbia, 2020
    Alberta, 2015
    Saskatchewan, 2014