Intelligent settlements. Respectful divorce.


We help clients who want to resolve their separation and divorce wisely, protect important relationships, and move forward with their lives.  Victoria Smith Collaborative PC brings a recognized capacity to negotiate creative settlements that satisfy our client’s interests and values, when the dynamics are challenging and the issues complex.

While we have experience working with a broad range of family clients, our practice focuses on serving professionals, business owners and their spouses with high net worth or complex financial issues.  We provide skillful and compassionate conflict resolution that fosters a respectful process and helps our clients create their best possible results.

Victoria Smith is a collaborative lawyer, mediator, writer and educator.   She is an internationally recognized trainer in the process of Collaborative Practice, settlement advocacy, negotiation and communication skills; a former Adjunct Professor of Collaborative Lawyering at Osgoode Hall Law School; and the co-author of Collaborative Family Law, Another Way to Resolve Family Law Disputes, published by Carswell.

Collaborative Practice

Collaborative Practice is an efficient, client centered process that empowers clients to achieve mutually acceptable settlements, protect children, and allow the family to restructure in a wise, respectful way.

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Mediation is a process in which a couple works with a neutral mediator to resolve the terms of their separation.

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Mediation or Collaborative, which is best for you?

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