About Laurel Dietz
Pronouns: She/Her

“What if divorce didn’t have to be so hard?”

I started Alinea Legal Coaching to serve clients looking for a better, more respectful divorce and separation. I help my clients to learn effective negotiation skills and, if necessary, to navigate our legal system. My goal for all clients is to take the mystery and toxicity out of divorce and separation.

I also strongly believe that you should not spend your life savings on your divorce lawyer. I work with my clients in an equal partnership to ensure that their separation and divorce is cost-effective.

I developed my legal coaching method as a way to provide effective legal services and address the access to justice problem we have in British Columbia. Good legal service should not be reserved for only the wealthy.

I attended the University of Victoria Law School and graduated in 2010. I have been practicing law since 2011.

We have an office in Victoria and Duncan, BC, but we accept clients from across British Columbia for legal coaching services.

Alinea (pronounced Ah-lin-ee-ah) is the formatting symbol for a new paragraph, which looks like a backwards “P” with two stems. It means a fresh train of thought or a new start.

I acknowledge with respect the Lekwungen, WSÁNEĆ, and Hul’qumi’num peoples on whose traditional and unceded territory I live and work, and whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

About Stuart Wright
Pronouns: He/Him

Simplify, simplify. You’ve chosen to make a big transition, or you find yourself in the middle of one; certainly you’re planning an easier future for the people in your life. Maybe you feel totally stuck. Maybe you just need some knowledgeable and empathetic support.

Currently I’m taking clients with estate planning needs (wills, trusts, powers of attorney) or family law disputes.

My role is to help you find the actions that will transform your situation into one that suits you better. Legal skills are what I offer, but what really satisfies me is when I see someone turn their conflict into a new and lasting strength.

I studied poetry at McGill University and graduated from the University of British Columbia’s law school in 2016. I articled with a sole practitioner in the Interior and practiced as an associate at a respected insurance law firm before joining Alinea Legal Coaching in 2020.

I acknowledge with respect the Lekwungen, WSÁNEĆ, and Hul’qumi’num peoples on whose traditional and unceded territory I live and work, and whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.