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Partner - Family Law

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Phone: 519.660.7894
Fax: 519.660.7895

For 30 years Marie has been helping families resolve their issues upon separation. Marie is head of the family law department and has practiced as a family law litigator and negotiator. Marie specializes in all areas of family law including but not limited to complex property matters, complex custody and access issues and spousal and child support.

Education

Western University LL.B

Called to the Bar in 1989

About

Marie is a partner and the head of the family law department and has practiced as a family law litigator and negotiator for 30 years.  She specializes in all areas of family law including but not limited to complex property matters, complex custody and access issues and spousal and child support.  Due to her vast experience and expertise Marie is able to produce an outcome in the most efficient and cost effective way which is her goal for her clients.

Marie is sensitive to her client’s needs and is well known for her compassion and understanding during this difficult time in their lives in addition to her ability to get the best results possible.  Marie truly connects with her clients and can quickly assess what is the best route for her client whether it is negotiating an agreement or litigation.

Marie is very dedicated to her profession, access to justice and the community.  For many years she has been the Family Responsibility Office’s primary and senior agent for London and Area. She freely gives her time to the community, formerly as a board member with Madame Vanier Services, and more recently as a Dispute Resolution Officer hearing case conferences on motions to change at family court and she is frequently a speaker at Family Law Conferences. 

 

Marie is well respected amongst her peers and the judiciary.  She is sought out by clients due to her reputation and her successes.

Memberships and Associations

Canadian Bar Association, Member
Law Society of Upper Canada, Member
Middlesex Law Association, Member
Middlesex Family Lawyers Association, Past Treasurer from 1985-1992
Southwest Women's Region Law Association, Member
Joint Liason Resource Committee, Member
Superior Court of Justice (Family Court Branch), Dispute Resolution Officer, 2015 to present
Dispute Resolution Implementation Committee, Co Chair, March 2017 to present
Children's Panel Layer in Child Protection and Custody and Access, 1992-1996

Publications and Speaking

Law Society of Upper Canada Bar Admission Course
Seminal Leader in Family Law - 1998-2004
Instructor in Skills and Professional Responsibilty Program - 2005-2008
Speaker Middlesex Family Law Conference, October 2014
Focus Group Leader Middlesex Family Law Conference, 2013

Community Involvement

Madame Vanier Children's Services, Past Member of the Board of Directors from 2002-2007

In the News

Featured Guest on CJBK Ask the Experts Radio Show-April 28 and July 14,2011

Marie is a partner and the head of the family law department and has practiced as a family law litigator and negotiator for 30 years.  She specializes in all areas of family law including but not limited to complex property matters, complex custody and access issues and spousal and child support.  Due to her vast experience and expertise Marie is able to produce an outcome in the most efficient and cost effective way which is her goal for her clients.

Marie is sensitive to her client’s needs and is well known for her compassion and understanding during this difficult time in their lives in addition to her ability to get the best results possible.  Marie truly connects with her clients and can quickly assess what is the best route for her client whether it is negotiating an agreement or litigation.

Marie is very dedicated to her profession, access to justice and the community.  For many years she has been the Family Responsibility Office’s primary and senior agent for London and Area. She freely gives her time to the community, formerly as a board member with Madame Vanier Services, and more recently as a Dispute Resolution Officer hearing case conferences on motions to change at family court and she is frequently a speaker at Family Law Conferences. 

 

Marie is well respected amongst her peers and the judiciary.  She is sought out by clients due to her reputation and her successes.

Canadian Bar Association, Member
Law Society of Upper Canada, Member
Middlesex Law Association, Member
Middlesex Family Lawyers Association, Past Treasurer from 1985-1992
Southwest Women's Region Law Association, Member
Joint Liason Resource Committee, Member
Superior Court of Justice (Family Court Branch), Dispute Resolution Officer, 2015 to present
Dispute Resolution Implementation Committee, Co Chair, March 2017 to present
Children's Panel Layer in Child Protection and Custody and Access, 1992-1996

Law Society of Upper Canada Bar Admission Course
Seminal Leader in Family Law - 1998-2004
Instructor in Skills and Professional Responsibilty Program - 2005-2008
Speaker Middlesex Family Law Conference, October 2014
Focus Group Leader Middlesex Family Law Conference, 2013

Madame Vanier Children's Services, Past Member of the Board of Directors from 2002-2007

Featured Guest on CJBK Ask the Experts Radio Show-April 28 and July 14,2011

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