Edith Szilagyi

Barrister & Solicitor

Edith provides strong, personalized legal services in Family Law, Wills and Estates, Estates Litigation and Elder Law matters.

Family Law

Edith can help with divorce, child custody and access arrangements, spousal support, child support, division of property and division of debt, cohabitation agreements, marriage agreements, separation agreements, relocation, and court representation.

From the moment you come see Edith, she endeavors to learn about you and explain the law in a professional and clear manner.

Read more on the Divorce and Family Law page.

Wills and Estates

Discussing end of life plans can be stressful and unsettling. It does not have to be. Edith can help you draw up a Will, select your executor and guardian, draw up a Power of Attorney, a Representation Agreement, a Nomination of Committee and an Advanced Directive (Living Will). She also prepares and conducts committeeship applications.

If you learn that you have not been adequately provided for in a Will, Edith can help you with your Wills variation matter.

Read more on the Wills and Estates, Property page.

Background

Edith moved to Coquitlam, British Columbia with her family when she was just a teenager. She now lives in Port Moody, British Columbia with her husband and child.

When it was time to go to law school, Edith decided to throw caution to the wind and go Down Under in 2006. Australia was so great, she not only finished her law degree, but was also called to the New South Wales Bar in December 2009. To begin her career, she practiced as a criminal lawyer with the Aboriginal Legal Services in Newcastle, NSW. This opportunity allowed Edith to gain an exceptional level of litigation experience and skill in the courtroom very early in her legal career.

Edith then went on to join NLS Law in Broadmeadow, NSW. Whilst employed with NLS Law, Edith practiced in the areas of Children’s, Family and Victims’ Compensation law, as well as conducted Civil Litigation files. She loved every minute of it.

In November 2010, Edith decided it was time to come home, to beautiful Coquitlam, British Columbia. While she was born and raised in Transylvania, Romania, her family lives in Coquitlam and she wished to be settled here with her own young family. Even though she was living in Coquitlam, due to the wonders of the internet, she was able to continue working for NLS Law remotely.

A wedding and one child later, Edith was called to the British Columbia bar in May 2014. Having practiced law in two law firms, opportunity came to start her own practice in 2016. Edith chose to do so in her local gorgeous Port Moody, British Columbia.

In her free time, Edith loves spending time with her husband, Gavin, and her son, Sebastian. She loves crocheting. Everyone in her family gets a crochet gift for Christmas, every year. Reading is something she does every time she has a minute to spare. Her favorites include Harry Potter and the Wheel of Time. She regularly watches Star Trek: Next Generation, Dr. Who and all the new Sci-Fi abounding streaming services today.

Edith is a member of the following associations:

  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Trial Lawyers Association, British Columbia
  • Canadian Bar Association, British Columbia
  • Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce

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