Intelligent settlements. Respectful divorce.

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

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

I work as a Collaborative Lawyer, mediator, writer and educator.  I am a former Adjunct Professor of Collaborative Lawyering at Osgoode Hall Law School. I am an internationally recognized trainer in the process of Collaborative Practice, settlement advocacy, negotiation and communication skills. I am a member of Chestnut Collaborative Solutions, an interdisciplinary group of independent professionals. I am a member of the Board of Directors for Collaborative Practice Toronto. I am co-author of Collaborative Family Law, Another Way to Resolve Family Disputes, published by Carswell.

Collaborative Divorce – A Safe Place

This 20 minute film follows the true life story of one couple as they proceed through their own Collaborative divorce.

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Radio Interviews

With Michael Enright on CBC's Sunday Edition.

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With Trevor Jackson on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

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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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