After practicing traditional family law for many years and witnessing the delay and damage it can cause to families, I was introduced to Collaborative Practice. I quickly became drawn to the benefits of the process and its ability to empower clients during a very difficult time in their lives.
Most separating spouses have questions at the onset of the separation that causes fear and uncertainty. I believe in transparency, efficiency and providing practical advice to assist my clients to reach their goals and find solutions so that they can focus on the future.
If your matter is very conflictual, you may feel you have no other option but to be adversarial. I would advance that this does not need to be the case and often a Collaborative Process can help reduce and minimize the conflict and stress of the separation.
I am also a member of the Ontario Collaborative Law Federation, Law Society of Ontario, Durham Region Law Association as well as a former board member of Collaborative Practice Durham Region.