I am a family law lawyer with over 30 years’ experience.
The primary focus of my practice is representing clients who want to resolve separation and divorce issues without going to court. I enjoy representing the legal interests of my clients, understanding their goals and working with them to achieve a resolution. I also help clients create cohabitation agreements and marriage contracts (sometimes referred to as prenups).
I am committed to ongoing training in collaborative and interest-based negotiations through my memberships in Collaborative Practice Durham Region, Kawartha Collaborative Practice and the Ontario Association of Collaborative Professionals. In addition, I attended a Dealing with Difficult Conversations course at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and an Advanced Alternative Dispute Resolution workshop through the University of Windsor Law School.
The second focus of my law practice is helping people plan their estates and plan for incapacity. I prepare Wills, Continuing Powers of Attorney for Property and Powers of Attorney for Personal Care. I also act on behalf of executors of estates to advise them about their duties and help them apply for probate (now known as a Certificate of Appointment).
My volunteer work includes contributing to the creation of Luke’s Place and to the creation and development of its Legal Advisory Group and Pro Bono Legal Clinic. I currently volunteer with the Luke’s Place Virtual Legal Clinic.