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Counsel - Family Law

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Phone: 519.660.7866
Fax: 519.660.7867

Camille has practiced exclusively in the area of family law since 1993. Her practice includes child support and spousal support issues, custody, joint custody and access of children, and financial and family property issues.

Education

Western University, B.A. Hons (Political Science), 1987
The University of New Brunswick, LL.B, 1991

Called to the Bar in 1993

About

Camille is pleased to be part of such a strong four lawyer family law team here at Siskinds LLP.  She has been a lawyer in London for almost 25 years.  Since being called to the bar in 1993, she has practiced exclusively in the area of family law. Her practice area includes child support and spousal support issues, custody, joint custody and access of children, and all manner of financial and family property issues.

Family law issues may require special attention before marriage or cohabitation, or be faced after there has been a relationship breakdown.  What these parents, partners or spouses need is experienced practical advice.  Sometimes there are blended families to consider, or maybe a bankruptcy, a family trust, an inheritance, or a reluctant support payor.   Later on it is quite common that circumstances may change and variations be needed to perhaps terminate spousal support or increase child support for example. You can count on Camille’s practical advice and experience as a well-respected family law lawyer in London for guidance as you navigate through every variety of what can be troubled waters.

More often than not, we can resolve all the issues in dispute be negotiating a fair and reasonable Separation Agreement or Domestic Contract. Camille’s goal is to identify reasonable objectives, and determine the necessary steps to get you there.  A referral to mediation may sometimes be in order.  When a reasonable settlement cannot be reached, then Camille will effectively litigate on your behalf for judicial determination of the issues at court.

Proud to be from Newfoundland, Camille has long made her home in London Ontario. Camille is honoured to have the confidence and respect of her colleagues in the community and grateful for their referrals.

Client Testimonials

Legal Jungle
Thank you for all that you did for me to support me through my legal jungle over the last 4.5 years. I much appreciated your kindness, professionalism, patience and insight. I also valued very much how you helped me make sense of things when I couldn’t see the forest for the trees. It can’t be an easy job to help clients navigate through the mess of a separation and divorce with all the emotional mumbo jumbo that goes along with that but I think you did a formidable job helping me through it and I hope I didn’t drive you crazy too often. I hope our paths will cross again sometime but hopefully not for legal dilemma. However, I do know where to go if I do need family law assistance. - C.M.
Keep Doing What You Do
Camille, you represented me back in 1997 when I was in a legal battle with my former husband. I was fighting for full custody and support for our son who was born with special needs. I always appreciated your support and that is why I recently referred a trusted friend to you. I have been a mentor of sorts to her, and she has just told me a few hours ago that you had been successful in "winning her case". I just want to thank you for what you did for me all those years ago, and what you've just done for my friend. Keep doing what you do. - P.R.
Extremely Well Represented
Thank you so much! I was so relieved to have found a lawyer who took the time to review then entire case. Thank you for helping to calm me down in court. No matter what the outcome turns out to be, I was extremely well represented by Camille. Thank you, thank you, thank you! - P.D.
Down-to-earth Guidance
There is no way to properly thank you for all you have done for me during this trying time in my life. Your patience and down-to-earth guidance truly helped me to navigate this complicated matter. Now, finally being able to put it behind me is an indescribable feeling and I want you to know how much I truly appreciate all your help. Thank you. - K.H.
Trustworthy Partner
I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation for the outstanding work done by Camille Riggs in representing me in Ontario Family Court. Her professionalism and efficiency was exemplary. Although we had never met in person (I am out-of-Province), I was able to very quickly reach a level of complete comfort with her work on my behalf. Not only did she fully understand my position, but also, she was able to articulate it in judicial proceedings, far better than I ever could have done. And I was quite pleased with the outcome. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone who needs a trustworthy partner in their corner. - R.G.
No Nonsense Approach
From my first meeting with Camille I immediately recognized the depth and breadth of her experience in family matters, and could easily appreciate her no-nonsense approach. In situations involving the breakdown of a marriage, it is far too easy to get caught in the weeds of irrelevant and time wasting issues.  Though empathetic, Camille was able to help guide me away from the sometimes overwhelming emotion and enable me to see things in a clearer and more holistic way.  She was also effectively able to create a healthy balance between: level setting my expectations, dealing with reality, and ensuring that I was not being bullied or treated unfairly – all while not wasting time or resources unnecessarily.  I highly recommend Camille as a representative in family matters, especially those involving custody and the wellbeing of children.  - M.G.
Camille was my light at the end of the tunnel!
After many years in a dysfunctional marriage I had to make that dreaded but critical decision to end the relationship. My head was in a whirlwind of confusion and I thought when all was said and done I would be a total mess but after my first meeting with Camille I knew I was in good hands and I would be ok.
She helped me see through the chaos to clearly advise me on my rights as a wife and a parent and the rights of the children in my situation. Her knowledge and expertise got me through the ugly process in a minimum amount of time and what I believe was the least amount of stress it could have been.  I know I’ve already said it but Thank You Camille for all that you did for me; today I live stress free. Shine on Camille and be that light for others as you were for me. - B.B.
Outstanding Service
I feel very fortunate to have had Camille in my corner through this frustrating and difficult time. She was always readily available to answer questions and offer guidance and valuable advice.  She provided a no nonsense approach and worked hard to achieve the best possible outcomes for me.  I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone needing legal advice.  Thank you very much for all your hard work Camille!!!! - M.S.
Thoroughly Professional
It was a pleasure to work with Camille. Camille was thoroughly professional in all aspects of  my case. She discussed all options, answered my many questions and represented me very competently at all stages of my legal proceedings. - M.D.
Great Advice
My divorce proceedings began in a cool and calm manner until my ex began to make unreasonable demands and hired a lawyer with an aggressive style.   During this process my emotions were tempered with a cool, calm, and logical approach by Camille.   She kept me focused on the big picture, relevant issues, and coming to a sensible resolution despite what was being put before us.   Without being argumentative or being the one to prolong this matter, Camille managed to secure a support order that was better than my original offer.    She clearly knows the law and her role and provided me with great advice and a cool head during an emotional time of my life. - A.D.

Memberships and Associations

Superior Court of Justice (Family Court Branch) Dispute Resolution Officer, since 2015
London and Middlesex High Conflict Forum, Board Member since 2016
Middlesex Family Law Association, Past President, Member since 1993
Middlesex Law Association,  Trustee 1997-2001, Member since 1993
Civil Air Search and Rescue Association, Ontario Director since 2009
Canadian Club of London, Director 1997-2001, member since 1993
Ontario Court (Gen Div) Family Court Liaison Committee Member, 1997-2002

Community Involvement

Camille’s community involvement takes place not just in the courtrooms and boardrooms but also in the sky. Since 2005 Camille has volunteered for the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association.  This is a national association funded by Canada’s military to provide additional search and rescue resources across the country.  Camille has received extensive training and is qualified by the Royal Canadian Air Force as an Assistant Search Master. She is also a Search Coordinator, Navigator, Electronic Search Specialist and Military Spotter.

Camille is pleased to be part of such a strong four lawyer family law team here at Siskinds LLP.  She has been a lawyer in London for almost 25 years.  Since being called to the bar in 1993, she has practiced exclusively in the area of family law. Her practice area includes child support and spousal support issues, custody, joint custody and access of children, and all manner of financial and family property issues.

Family law issues may require special attention before marriage or cohabitation, or be faced after there has been a relationship breakdown.  What these parents, partners or spouses need is experienced practical advice.  Sometimes there are blended families to consider, or maybe a bankruptcy, a family trust, an inheritance, or a reluctant support payor.   Later on it is quite common that circumstances may change and variations be needed to perhaps terminate spousal support or increase child support for example. You can count on Camille’s practical advice and experience as a well-respected family law lawyer in London for guidance as you navigate through every variety of what can be troubled waters.

More often than not, we can resolve all the issues in dispute be negotiating a fair and reasonable Separation Agreement or Domestic Contract. Camille’s goal is to identify reasonable objectives, and determine the necessary steps to get you there.  A referral to mediation may sometimes be in order.  When a reasonable settlement cannot be reached, then Camille will effectively litigate on your behalf for judicial determination of the issues at court.

Proud to be from Newfoundland, Camille has long made her home in London Ontario. Camille is honoured to have the confidence and respect of her colleagues in the community and grateful for their referrals.

Legal Jungle
Thank you for all that you did for me to support me through my legal jungle over the last 4.5 years. I much appreciated your kindness, professionalism, patience and insight. I also valued very much how you helped me make sense of things when I couldn’t see the forest for the trees. It can’t be an easy job to help clients navigate through the mess of a separation and divorce with all the emotional mumbo jumbo that goes along with that but I think you did a formidable job helping me through it and I hope I didn’t drive you crazy too often. I hope our paths will cross again sometime but hopefully not for legal dilemma. However, I do know where to go if I do need family law assistance. - C.M.
Keep Doing What You Do
Camille, you represented me back in 1997 when I was in a legal battle with my former husband. I was fighting for full custody and support for our son who was born with special needs. I always appreciated your support and that is why I recently referred a trusted friend to you. I have been a mentor of sorts to her, and she has just told me a few hours ago that you had been successful in "winning her case". I just want to thank you for what you did for me all those years ago, and what you've just done for my friend. Keep doing what you do. - P.R.
Extremely Well Represented
Thank you so much! I was so relieved to have found a lawyer who took the time to review then entire case. Thank you for helping to calm me down in court. No matter what the outcome turns out to be, I was extremely well represented by Camille. Thank you, thank you, thank you! - P.D.
Down-to-earth Guidance
There is no way to properly thank you for all you have done for me during this trying time in my life. Your patience and down-to-earth guidance truly helped me to navigate this complicated matter. Now, finally being able to put it behind me is an indescribable feeling and I want you to know how much I truly appreciate all your help. Thank you. - K.H.
Trustworthy Partner
I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation for the outstanding work done by Camille Riggs in representing me in Ontario Family Court. Her professionalism and efficiency was exemplary. Although we had never met in person (I am out-of-Province), I was able to very quickly reach a level of complete comfort with her work on my behalf. Not only did she fully understand my position, but also, she was able to articulate it in judicial proceedings, far better than I ever could have done. And I was quite pleased with the outcome. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone who needs a trustworthy partner in their corner. - R.G.
No Nonsense Approach
From my first meeting with Camille I immediately recognized the depth and breadth of her experience in family matters, and could easily appreciate her no-nonsense approach. In situations involving the breakdown of a marriage, it is far too easy to get caught in the weeds of irrelevant and time wasting issues.  Though empathetic, Camille was able to help guide me away from the sometimes overwhelming emotion and enable me to see things in a clearer and more holistic way.  She was also effectively able to create a healthy balance between: level setting my expectations, dealing with reality, and ensuring that I was not being bullied or treated unfairly – all while not wasting time or resources unnecessarily.  I highly recommend Camille as a representative in family matters, especially those involving custody and the wellbeing of children.  - M.G.
Camille was my light at the end of the tunnel!
After many years in a dysfunctional marriage I had to make that dreaded but critical decision to end the relationship. My head was in a whirlwind of confusion and I thought when all was said and done I would be a total mess but after my first meeting with Camille I knew I was in good hands and I would be ok.
She helped me see through the chaos to clearly advise me on my rights as a wife and a parent and the rights of the children in my situation. Her knowledge and expertise got me through the ugly process in a minimum amount of time and what I believe was the least amount of stress it could have been.  I know I’ve already said it but Thank You Camille for all that you did for me; today I live stress free. Shine on Camille and be that light for others as you were for me. - B.B.
Outstanding Service
I feel very fortunate to have had Camille in my corner through this frustrating and difficult time. She was always readily available to answer questions and offer guidance and valuable advice.  She provided a no nonsense approach and worked hard to achieve the best possible outcomes for me.  I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone needing legal advice.  Thank you very much for all your hard work Camille!!!! - M.S.
Thoroughly Professional
It was a pleasure to work with Camille. Camille was thoroughly professional in all aspects of  my case. She discussed all options, answered my many questions and represented me very competently at all stages of my legal proceedings. - M.D.
Great Advice
My divorce proceedings began in a cool and calm manner until my ex began to make unreasonable demands and hired a lawyer with an aggressive style.   During this process my emotions were tempered with a cool, calm, and logical approach by Camille.   She kept me focused on the big picture, relevant issues, and coming to a sensible resolution despite what was being put before us.   Without being argumentative or being the one to prolong this matter, Camille managed to secure a support order that was better than my original offer.    She clearly knows the law and her role and provided me with great advice and a cool head during an emotional time of my life. - A.D.

Superior Court of Justice (Family Court Branch) Dispute Resolution Officer, since 2015
London and Middlesex High Conflict Forum, Board Member since 2016
Middlesex Family Law Association, Past President, Member since 1993
Middlesex Law Association,  Trustee 1997-2001, Member since 1993
Civil Air Search and Rescue Association, Ontario Director since 2009
Canadian Club of London, Director 1997-2001, member since 1993
Ontario Court (Gen Div) Family Court Liaison Committee Member, 1997-2002

Camille’s community involvement takes place not just in the courtrooms and boardrooms but also in the sky. Since 2005 Camille has volunteered for the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association.  This is a national association funded by Canada’s military to provide additional search and rescue resources across the country.  Camille has received extensive training and is qualified by the Royal Canadian Air Force as an Assistant Search Master. She is also a Search Coordinator, Navigator, Electronic Search Specialist and Military Spotter.

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