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The breakdown of a relationship is a serious matter that is often challenging and complex. Family law requires a thorough knowledge of broad legal concepts such as custody, support, property and contract law in addition to knowledge of the family law rules and procedures.

Our goal is to protect and advance our clients’ interests and we strive to achieve the most reasonable, favourable outcome in every case whether it is protecting your interests going into a new relationship or protecting your interests when your relationship ends. This can often be achieved by negotiated settlements which are cost effective for our clients but in some circumstances when parties are unable to resolve their differences we are prepared to go to court and fight for our client’s rights.

Family law carries with it an emotional element which requires professional sensibility while at the same time recognizing that issues are sensitive for many of our clients. We pride ourselves in our goal to make our best efforts to guide our clients through each step of the proceeding with empathy and compassion.

Our Family Law Group is prepared to assist clients in all aspects of family law including custody and access, support issues, property division and wealth protection.

Our Team

Learn more about Nadine Russell.

Nadine Russell

Associate - Family Law
Learn more about Andrea Cooley.

Andrea Cooley

Counsel - Family Law
Learn more about Camille Riggs.

Camille Riggs

Counsel - Family Law
Learn more about Marie A. Tukara.

Marie A. Tukara

Partner - Family Law

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Reviews

5 out of 5 stars.

I cannot thank you enough for what you [Chris Collins] and Charlene [Howlett] have done for me! I was so wary and anxious about beginning the legal process, but you and Charlene expertly guided me through it all, every step of the way. Charlene’s timely, patient responses and quick results when dealing with my own insurance company were all truly amazing. Words cannot express how much I appreciate your kindness, thoughtfulness, patience and steady support when I felt so unsure and my head was spinning. The outcome was an amazing, surprise, surpassing my hopes. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect. From the bottom of my heart I thank you so very much! - C.E.

5 out of 5 stars.

I am very thankful to have been represented by Marie [Tukara] in what started as a high conflict marriage separation. I wanted to fight back as hard as possible, but not compromise my own integrity and sense of fairness. Marie was the right lawyer for me, as her integrity and desire for fairness, especially with respect to the children, was in line with my own. I found her to be incredibly competent and efficient in synthesizing a complex story into a concise response for legal documentation. In short, with Marie I was able to neutralize a large amount of unfairness delivered my way without having to stoop to the other party’s level, which is what any self-respecting person would ultimately want from their lawyer in my position. - A.S.

4 out of 5 stars.

When my husband and I bought a business, we chose Siskinds as we had a friend working there. Our purchase was relatively straightforward, and the lawyers involved gave us just the right amount of advice and legal support. They kept the amount of work inline with the size of our business, which was great. I'm giving four stars as our work wasn't complicated, but I wanted to say that you shouldn't be afraid of using a big firm like Siskinds for anything you need. -L.G.