The preservation of family relationships is paramount. My goal is to ensure that you achieve results that are tailored to what is important to you.

About Me & My Work

Family law issues will affect some of the most important aspects of your life. Finding a lawyer that you can trust is imperative to achieving a timely and beneficial resolution.

My goal is to ensure that you achieve results that are tailored to what is important to you. This can sometimes be challenging because what is best for one family may not be so for another - and this is why I spend time identifying your unique needs and goals as opposed to applying a one-size-fits-all solution. I approach each situation with creativity and forethought, ensuring that you understand your options and are able to make informed decisions.

In my experience, most family law matters are best resolved out of court. After observing the inefficiency, uncertainty, and frequent hostility involved in family law litigation, I became qualified as both a mediator and a Collaborative Divorce lawyer. My preferred methods of resolving disputes include negotiation, mediation and the Collaborative Divorce process. I strive to resolve disputes efficiently and economically; in my practice, the preservation of family relationships is paramount.

About Me & My Work

Family law issues touch some of the most important aspects of our lives. Finding a lawyer that you can trust to guide you is imperative to achieving a timely and beneficial resolution.

My goal is to ensure that you achieve results that are tailored to what is important to you. This can sometimes be challenging because what is best for one family may not be so for another - and this is why I spend time identifying your unique needs and goals as opposed to applying a one-size-fits-all solution. As such, I approach each situation with creativity and forethought, ensuring that you understand your options and are able to make informed decisions.

I strive to resolve disputes efficiently and economically - the preservation of family relationships is paramount. Thus, in my experience, most family law matters are best resolved out of court. After observing the inefficiency, uncertainty, and frequent hostility involved in family law litigation, I was motivated to become qualified as both a mediator and a Collaborative law lawyer. Alternative dispute resolution processes such as negotiation, mediation and Collaborative law are therefore my preferred methods of resolving disputes.

Qualifications/Affiliations:
  • Member of the Law Society of BC
  • Accredited Family Law Mediator with the Law Society
  • Collaborative Law Practitioner
  • Collaborative Divorce Vancouver Practicing Member
  • Collaborative Divorce Vancouver Board of Directors
  • Member of North Shore Family Dispute Resolution Group
When I am not Practicing Law...

I spend my free time in the mountains amongst the trees or by the ocean. My favourite activities are hiking, biking, stand-up paddleboarding and camping.

When time allows, I take the opportunity to travel the world and explore its diverse cultures. I have visited South America, Asia, Africa, and Europe, and experienced most of these destinations as a solo traveler.

Who I Help

Anyone who requires information or advice on a family law matter, including those who are:

  • Separated
  • Contemplating a separation
  • In a relationship with no foreseeable separation, but seeking to protect themselves financially during their relationship and in the event of a separation

How I Help

I will help you by:

  • Providing you with information and direction so you will be well informed about your rights and obligations
  • Being upfront and transparent with you about the cost of and timeframes for resolution
  • Striving to resolve your family law issues before they go to court
  • Providing you with options for resolution (such as mediation, Collaborative law and negotiations)
  • Ensuring that I am accessible, which means I promptly respond to your questions, email and phone calls
  • Keeping you informed about your case as things happen

What I Offer

I offer you:

  • The opportunity to work with an approachable and relatable lawyer who you can trust
  • The assurance that I have your best interest at heart
  • The knowledge that you will be provided with all the information you will need to make informed decisions
  • The confidence that I will bill fairly

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Based in North Vancouver, available anywhere in B.C.