As a lawyer with over 10 years of experience in all aspects of family law, Lesley brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the collaborative process. Lesley is proficient at handling complex claims in the areas of division of matrimonial property, child support, spousal support, child custody and claims between common law couples.
As a collaborative professional, Lesley’s focus is on achieving practical, timely and cost-effective solutions for her clients. She is a creative thinker who helps her clients think outside of the box and move past roadblocks. She is able to reframe issues to diffuse conflict and achieve a resolution.
Lesley is drawn to collaborative practice after many years as a family law litigator. She sees collaborative divorce and separation as an effective alternative to the delays, frustrations, spiralling costs and loss of control that clients often face in traditional family law litigation. As the decisions made during a divorce or separation are essential to a family’s ongoing well-being, she feels it is imperative that her clients are involved and invested in the process and have ownership of the outcome, which is exactly what the collaborative process offers.