As a family law practitioner of 28 years, I have all too often seen the havoc wrought by marriage breakdown.
By focusing upon solutions and by utilizing my compassionate listening skills, I assist clients in pursuing non-adversarial solutions, thereby allowing them to avoid the financial and emotional cost of prolonged conflict, all while protecting their integrity, their self-respect, their children and their assets.
My experience as both a mediator and as a Dispute Resolution Officer allows me to assist clients in identifying what is most important to them in the long term. I was an early adopter of the collaborative law model and work to encourage and facilitate communication in order to reach an agreement which serves the interests of both my client and the entire family.
In instances where agreement is not possible, I advise my clients of the best method of approaching the Court for resolution. Although for most clients, approaching the Court for a solution should not be the first recourse, it is in some instances, the best or only recourse.
I am fully experienced in the areas of Divorce, Child Custody, Separation, Child and Spousal Support, division of property, both for married and common law individuals and I also practice as a mediator.