- About Marie
- Publications & Speaking
- Community Involvement
- In the News
Marie is a partner and the Head of the Family Law Department and has practiced as a family law litigator and negotiator for over 25 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.
University of Western Ontario LL.B
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)
In the News
Featured Guest on CJBK Ask the Experts Radio Show-April 28 and July 14,2011
"People want to feel a connection with their lawyer. They need to be involved in the choices and decisions along the way. By working together, a client and lawyer gain the best outcome."
— Marie Tukara