A Desire to Help Families
As a wife and mother of three children I fully understand the dynamics of family life and bring this experience to my work. I chose to change the course of my traditional legal career and focus on helping families within my community by offering the types of services I know will make a difference. I enjoy working with people and I am confident that I can provide the knowledge and guidance you need to successfully resolve your family law circumstances.
I am committed to the process of negotiated resolution in family matters. I believe that where court can be avoided there is greater preservation of future relationships, ability to communicate and family funds.
I am a strong proponent of Mediation, because I believe it provides useful and honest outcomes.
My background and training as a traditional family law lawyer and former litigator is a benefit to you:
- allows me to be an honest “check and balance” as to what a court might order;
- allows me to comment on the applicable law that relates to your circumstances* (although as a mediator working with both parties I cannot provide advice on the law or the strength of any one person’s “position”);
- allows me to draft comprehensive Legal Agreements incorporating the decisions reached through either negotiations or mediation. The Agreement can be the basis for terms of a Divorce Order.
My style of Mediation is best described as “facilitative interventionist”. I believe in the parties constructing solutions that suit their family, but I am active in guiding practical, realistic plans that align with the requirements of the law.
My own personal background as a parent and spouse allows me to provide real life perspective and practical experience to the mediation and advocacy processes.