While divorce and family disputes are disruptive life events, the damage that they leave behind can be minimized. This is the underpinning principle of Chantal’s work as she helps people through life-changing challenges in a positive and productive manner.

With an ability to understand the visceral nature of family conflicts and simplify those complex issues into pragmatic solutions, Chantal builds relationships and solves problems in ways that help people work together toward an effective and efficient settlement that is fair for all parties.

Services
Collaborative law Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
Integrative mediation Cohabitation agreements
Division of property and debt Separation agreements
Spousal and child support Non-litigious resolution of highly complex family law issues
Child custody/parenting issues Preparation of and independent legal advice related to co-habitation, pre- and post-nuptial agreements

Chantal believes that litigation may not always be the best solution for families—but working together is. Tailoring her skills to meet the needs of our individual clients, she guides them through an alternative dispute resolution process, including arbitration, mediation and negotiation as well as litigation when necessary.

It is her personable demeanor and commitment to act in our clients’ best interests that drives Chantal to work towards the optimal resolution in a cost-effective manner.

Chantal is certified in collaborative law and integrative mediation. Additionally, she calls on her connections to provide clients with pertinent resources, perhaps a financial advisor or real estate agent, counsellor or parenting coach or child specialist. This experience and network allows Chantal to help people feel supported and educated in making life and litigation decisions.

Whether it is structuring spousal support, dividing assets, drafting marriage agreements or planning multi-generational estates, Chantal enjoys helping our clients through complex processes in ways that protect their families and futures.

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Industry Involvement
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Canadian Bar Association, Women Lawyers Forum
  • Trial Lawyers Association of BC (Family and Estate Litigation) since 2009
  • Collaborative Divorce BC
  • North Shore Alternative Dispute Association
  • Association of Family and Conciliatory Courts
Education & Call to Bar
  • Call to Bar: British Columbia, 2009
  • Bachelor of Laws, Queens University, 2007
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and Sociology double major, The University of British Columbia, 2002
Languages
  • English
  • French
External Publications & Presentations
  • Regular presenter for major banks on issues related to estate planning and family law
  • Frequent guest speaker on CKNW regarding family law, litigation and mediation