Patricia Bidgood
Patricia Bidgood
Family Professional

Patricia Bidgood is a registered Individual and Family Therapist, and accredited Family Mediator wit...

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Annette Katchaluba MSW, RSW
Family Professional

As a family professional, Annette works with the collaborative family law team to achieve respectful...

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Steven Martin, M.Th.
Family Professional

I enjoy working with people to help them find meaning in their lives. I first trained and worked as ...

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Kris Pryke, Ph.D, C.Psych
Family Professional

Dr. Kris Pryke is a clinical psychologist, registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. ...

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Rob Hehl
Financial Professional

I am a Chartered Business Valuator with extensive experience in the area of Family Law. Working with...

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Tim Rickert
Financial Professional

As a chartered business valuator and chartered professional accountant with over 15 years of experie...

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Alison Sawatzky
Financial Professional

As a neutral financial professional, Alison can help couples evaluate their financial situation, exp...

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Jennifer Black
Legal Professional

Jennifer is an experienced Lawyer, Collaborative Law Professional and Mediator. Jennifer is well awa...

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Peter Brennan
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Trained and experienced collaborative family law lawyer and professional mediator. Thirty nine years...

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Frank Carere
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Frank is a long standing member of the Collaborative Family Law Association of Waterloo-Wellington w...

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Heather Caron
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Heather Caron (B.A. (Hon.), L.L.B.) practices primarily in the area of matrimonial law and is the pr...

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Marlene Fitzpatrick
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I have been a lawyer for more than 30 years. During this time, I have gained valuable insight and kn...

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Lawrence Greaves
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Lawrence has been practicing primarily family law since 1988 at the firm Oldfield, Greaves, D'Agosti...

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Tania Harper
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Tania was born and raised in Waterloo Region and was called to the Ontario bar in 2003. Tania articl...

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Shelly Harper
Legal Professional

Areas of practice include collaborative family law practice, negotiation and resolution of family la...

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Joseph Irvine
Legal Professional

Joe has practised family law in Waterloo Region for over a decade and has extensive experience helpi...

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Karin Maiterth
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Karin has been practising law for over a decade with a focus on family law, adoptions, and estates. ...

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Diane McInnis
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Diane was raised in Halifax, obtaining degrees in Science (1985), Education(1986) and Law (1990) fro...

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Steven McMurray
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Practicing family law in Kitchener since 1979. Graduated from Queen's Law in 1977 and UWaterloo (Hon...

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David Morneau
Legal Professional

David has proudly served the Region of Waterloo exclusively in the area of family law since 1999. He...

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Charles Morrison
Legal Professional

I have practised family law for over 30 years and in 2004 was part of the first group of Waterloo Re...

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Jacqueline Mulvey
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Jacqueline S. Mulvey has been practising family law in the Kitchener - Waterloo area for over 18 yea...

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Richard Noll
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I am a life-long resident of the Region of Waterloo and have been practicing all aspects of family l...

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Sandra Spiegelberg
Legal Professional

Sandra is a native of Kitchener-Waterloo with family roots in the area dating back to 1909. She grad...

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Kimberley M. Thompson
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Kimberley is a life-long resident of Cambridge. She attended Cornell University and the University o...

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Margaret Anne Voll
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Margaret Anne is a lifelong resident of K-W. Graduated from University of Waterloo in 1974 with an H...

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Leanne Way
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Leanne articled at Madorin, Snyder LLP and after completing her Bar Admission course in London, retu...

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Family Professional

Patricia Bidgood
Patricia Bidgood - Patricia Bidgood & Associates

Address: 213-900 Guelph Street Kitchener, Ontario N2H 5Z6

About Patricia:

Patricia Bidgood is a registered Individual and Family Therapist, and accredited Family Mediator with more than 25 years of experience. Patricia helps parents generate creative parenting plans and solutions that enhance effective co-parenting relationships, while mitigating the negative effects often associated with divorce on families. Patricia provides: divorce coaching, adjustment counselling with children and teens, parenting coordination, family reunification, and domestic violence screening for mediation/arbitration. Services are covered under many extended medical benefit plans. Patricia lives in Waterloo region with her husband and has a blended family of six adult children.

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Annette Katchaluba MSW, RSW - Director of Child Centred Divorce Services, By Peaceful Waters, Inc

Address: PO Box 33, Millbank, Ontario, N0K 1L0

About Annette:

As a family professional, Annette works with the collaborative family law team to achieve respectful, timely, and cost effective resolutions. Annette specializes in helping separated parents develop effective means of resolving disputes, to ensure that their children successfully adjust to the family transition. Annette provides mediation to achieve child-focused parenting plans, parenting coordination, reunification counselling, child interviews obtaining views and preferences, section 30 assessments, and domestic violence screening. Annette’s approach is informed by her professional training, play therapist practice (2001-2007), her service on the panel for the Office of the Children’s Lawyer (2003-present).

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Steven Martin, M.Th. - Martin Counselling and Mediation

Address: 231 Peel Street New Hamburg, ON N3A 1E7

About Steven: I enjoy working with people to help them find meaning in their lives. I first trained and worked as a minister and pastoral counsellor. I then went on to become a Registered Marriage and Family Counsellor, trained in psychoanalytic theory for individual therapy, as well as becoming a Mediator. I am interested and experienced in working with people from all religious perspectives and backgrounds. In my practice, I see people of all ages, as well as groups. Appointments available at our offices in New Hamburg, Stratford and Kitchener.
Kris Pryke
Kris Pryke, Ph.D, C.Psych - Kris Pryke Psychological Services

Address: 238 King Street South, Waterloo, Ontario, N2J 1R4

About Kris:

Dr. Kris Pryke is a clinical psychologist, registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. After several years working in mental health and education, she now provides assessment, consultation, and therapy services on a private basis. She has extensive experience working with a variety of families, helping them manage very stressful events. Her role on the collaborative team can include interviewing the children about their feelings and preferences, providing therapeutic support to the children, co-ordinating parenting plans, or facilitating the process as the “family professional” at all necessary meetings.

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Rob Hehl - Chartered Business Valuator with BDO

Address: 150 Caroline Street South, Suite 201 Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 0A5

About Rob:

I am a Chartered Business Valuator with extensive experience in the area of Family Law. Working with the other members of your Collaborative Family Law team, I can support you in determining the value of any business assets that you may own, provide support in determining income for support purposes and assist in developing your financial profile for the purposes reaching a settlement in a timely, supportive and cost effective manner.

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Tim Rickert - Chartered Business Valuator with BDO

Address: 150 Caroline Street South, Suite 201 Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 0A5

About Tim:

As a chartered business valuator and chartered professional accountant with over 15 years of experience, I can assist you with business valuations, income for support analysis and determination of net family property. I can be your independent financial advisor trained in collaborative family law and alternative dispute resolution. I enjoy working in the collaborative environment helping couples resolve their financial issues to help them move on to the next phase of their lives.

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Alison Sawatzky - Sawatzky Valuations Inc.

Address: 496 Albert Street, Suite 4, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3V4

About Alison:

As a neutral financial professional, Alison can help couples evaluate their financial situation, explore different settlement options and help develop creative solutions to complex financial problems. Alison is a CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant), CBV (Chartered Business Valuator) and CFDS (Chartered Financial Divorce Specialist) and has been working with family law clients since 2001. She can assist with all of the financial aspects of family law including business valuation, determination of income for support, equalization of net family property, budgets and cash flow projections.

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Robert Bickle - Madorin, Snyder LLP

Address: 55 King Street W. PO Box 1234 Kitchener, Ontario N2G 4G9

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Jennifer Black - Sorbara Law

Address: 31 Union Street East, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 1B8

About Jennifer:

Jennifer is an experienced Lawyer, Collaborative Law Professional and Mediator. Jennifer is well aware of the financial and emotional burden that litigation can cause and devotes much of her practice to resolving matters outside of court, whether it be through negotiation, collaborative family law or mediation. She is experienced and knowledgeable in all areas of family law, including custody, access, child support, spousal support and property issues and has extensive experience in preparing separation agreements, cohabitation agreements and marriage contracts.

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Peter Brennan - Amy, Appleby & Brennan

Address: 372 Erb Street West, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 1W6

About Peter:

Trained and experienced collaborative family law lawyer and professional mediator. Thirty nine years in law partnership with David Amy and Bill Appleby in Waterloo. Administrator of regular business and education sessions for CFL lawyers. Practicing also in the area of Wills, Estates, and Trusts for special needs individuals. Community volunteer and director on many community boards in the past and currently. Happy husband and father of two adult sons. Pleasant office, convenient Waterloo location, free parking.

Ward Brownell - Brownell & Reier

Address: 32 Grand Ave South, Cambridge, Ontario, N1S 2L6

About Ward: Ward has practiced in Cambridge since his call to the Bar in 1998 where his primary focus has been in family law. Ward was part of the initial group of lawyers to train in the Collaborative Family Law process in 2004. Ward is also proud to be on the Office of the Children’s Lawyer Panel and has been since 2002. The collaborative law process can be a far more effective way in dealing with family separation issues not only in financial terms but in emotional costs as well. Ward would certainly review with you all of your options that are available and would gladly answer any questions that you may have. When Ward is away from the office, he enjoys spending time with his family and rockin’ out on his guitar
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Frank Carere - Madorin, Snyder LLP

Address: 55 King Street W., PO Box 1234 Kitchener, Ontario, N2G 4G9

About Frank:

Frank is a long standing member of the Collaborative Family Law Association of Waterloo-Wellington with over 36 years of litigation, family law and collaborative problem solving experience. He also provides arbitration and mediation services and is a certified mediator. Frank has restricted his family law practice to the collaborative model because in his experience it results in very creative solutions in the most timely and cost effective manner.

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Heather Caron - Caron Family Law

Address: 7 Duke Street West, Suite 204, Kitchener, Ontario N2H 6N7

About Heather:

Heather Caron (B.A. (Hon.), L.L.B.) practices primarily in the area of matrimonial law and is the principal behind Caron Family Law. After graduating from Wilfrid Laurier University and Osgood Hall Law School, Heather was called to the bar in 2002. Her background includes criminal law and child and family services matters. She has over 14 years of experience, both inside and outside of the courtroom, and has dealt with a wide variety of Family Law matters over the years.

Heather has had cases in Ontario Court of Justice, Superior Court of Justice and argued at the Court of Appeal for Ontario. She has appeared as counsel for inmates at their disciplinary hearings at the Grand Valley Federal Institution for Women. Areas of practice include: Separation; Divorce; Litigation; Child Custody & Access; Child & Spousal Support; Marriage Contracts; Matrimonial Law; Notary Public and Commissioner; Property Division; Adoption.

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Marlene Fitzpatrick - Barrister & Solicitor

Address: 421 King Street North, Waterloo, ON N2J 4E4

About Marlene: I have been a lawyer for more than 30 years. During this time, I have gained valuable insight and knowledge in the area of family law. I believe there are many benefits to the collaborative approach as opposed to adversarial proceedings. Parties should be allowed an opportunity to voice their concerns and be involved in the decisions affecting their lives. My practice also includes real estate law and wills and estate planning.
Holly Gomes - Morrison Reist

Address: 279 Queen St. South, Kitchener, Ontario, N2G 1W6

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Lawrence Greaves - Oldfield, Greaves, D’Agostino, Billo & Nowak

Address: PO Box 16580, 172 King Street South Waterloo, Ontario, N2J 4X8

About Lawrence:

Lawrence has been practicing primarily family law since 1988 at the firm Oldfield, Greaves, D'Agostino in the historical Erb-Kumpf century old farm house in Uptown Waterloo. He has the training in Collaborative Family Law to assist you and can be reached at (519) 576-7200. Consultations welcome.

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Tania Harper - Tania Harper Family Law

Address: 375 University Avenue East, Unit 104 Waterloo, Ontario, N2K 3M7

About Tania: Tania was born and raised in Waterloo Region and was called to the Ontario bar in 2003. Tania articled and worked at two national law firms and worked as in-house counsel at the local children's aid society before opening her own practice in October 2008. Tania is resolution focused and has experience with negotiation, mediation, and collaborative law. Tania is organized, passionate and committed to her clients. Tania sits on the Board of Directors for a child care center and participates in her neighbourhood association. She is a proud member of the Waterloo Law Association, the Ontario Bar Association and an active member of FLOWR - Family Lawyers of the Waterloo Region.
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Shelly Harper - Harper Law

Address: 201-7 Duke Street West, Kitchener, Ontario, N2H 6N7

About Shelly:

Areas of practice include collaborative family law practice, negotiation and resolution of family law issues including cohabitation, marriage and separation agreements, the development of child centered parenting plans, property and support provisions. I act as counsel in mediations and arbitrations. I am a neutral evaluator as well as a trained and experienced mediator and arbitrator. Skills include: effective listening, coaching effective communication, problem solving skills, creative and analytical thinking.

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Joseph Irvine - Giesbrecht, Griffin, Funk & Irvine

Address: 60 College Street, Kitchener, Ontario, N2H 5A1

About Joseph:

Joe has practised family law in Waterloo Region for over a decade and has extensive experience helping clients resolve a wide range of family law issues, including custody, access, support and property division. Joe's focus on achieving the best possible outcomes for separated couples and their children fits in well with the collaborative process, by focusing on mutual interests and approaching difficult issues in a civil and respectful way.

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Address: 56 Francis Street North, Kitchener, Ontario, N2H 2B5

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Karin Maiterth - Giesbrecht, Griffin, Funk & Irvine LLP

Address: 60 College Street, Kitchener, Ontario, N2H 5A1

About Karin:

Karin has been practising law for over a decade with a focus on family law, adoptions, and estates. A graduate of the University of Waterloo and Queen's University she is a firm believer in the many benefits of Collaborative Family Law over the Court process. By resolving differences in a civil and dignified manner, a separating couple and their families can move forward in a much more positive manner. Karin resides in Kitchener with her husband and two children.

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Diane McInnis - Diane McInnis Family Law

Address: 238 King Street S., Waterloo, Ontario, N2J 1R4

About Diane:

Diane was raised in Halifax, obtaining degrees in Science (1985), Education(1986) and Law (1990) from Dalhousie University and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1992. Diane has a passion for family law and helping clients through difficult family transitions. She is trained in both Collaborative Family Law Mediation and as such, encourages clients to resolve their family law issues without resorting to court. Diane lives in Kitchener with her husband and their 3 children.

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Steven McMurray - McIntyre, McMurray

Address: 536 Frederick Street, Kitchener, Ontario, N2B 2A6

About Steven:

Practicing family law in Kitchener since 1979. Graduated from Queen's Law in 1977 and UWaterloo (Honours Chemistry) in 1974. After litigating family law and divorce issues for 25 years Steve now devotes 100% of his family law practice to negotiated settlements and collaborative family law. His goal is to resolve family and divorce issues with dignity and support, with an emphasis on minimizing adult conflict and its adverse effects on any children involved.

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David Morneau - Barrister & Solicitor

Address: 302-678 Belmont Avenue West, Kitchener, Ontario, N2M 1N6

About David:

David has proudly served the Region of Waterloo exclusively in the area of family law since 1999. He has handled all matters of family law and is a firm believer in the Collaborative Process, which is a far more effective and efficient use of time and money and far less destructive to families. David enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 children, pursuing charitable endeavors and is an avid baseball fan.

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Charles Morrison - Morrison Reist

Address: 279 Queen St. South, Kitchener, Ontario, N2G 1W6

About Charles:

I have practised family law for over 30 years and in 2004 was part of the first group of Waterloo Region lawyers to train in Collaborative Family Law. I am an enthusiastic supporter of this user-friendly, innovation way of resolving separation and divorce. Contact my office for an appointment to see whether CFL is right for you!

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Jacqueline Mulvey - Mulvey Law Office

Address: 293 Frederick St., Kitchener, Ontario, N2H 2N6

About Jacqueline:

Jacqueline S. Mulvey has been practising family law in the Kitchener - Waterloo area for over 18 years. Jacqueline has completed her Level 1 and Level 2 training to become a qualified Collaborative Family Lawyer. She has resolved numerous family law files through the Collaborative Family Law process. Jacqueline is pleased to offer a free one-half hour initial consultation for new clients. Her professional law office is conveniently located near downtown Kitchener.

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Richard Noll - Dueck, Sauer, Jutzi & Noll LLP

Address: 403 Albert Street, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3V2

About Richard: I am a life-long resident of the Region of Waterloo and have been practicing all aspects of family law since 1986. I have dealt with complex issues dealing with business and partnership interests, family trusts, real estate ventures and professional practices. I joined the Collaborative law practice group when it commenced as I believe in the benefits of a collaboratively negotiated resolution for my client. I have Level I and Level II training and would be pleased to meet with you to review your matter
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Sandra Spiegelberg - Protopas & Spiegelberg

Address: 22 Frederick Street, Suite 1016 Kitchener, Ontario, N2H 6M6

About Sandra:

Sandra is a native of Kitchener-Waterloo with family roots in the area dating back to 1909. She graduated from Queen's University Law School and has practiced Family Law exclusively since her call to the bar in 1986. Sandra received training in Collaborative Law in 2004 and completed her Collaborative Law Level II Training in 2010. Sandra enthusiastically supports and implements alternative methods of dispute resolution outside the Court system, with emphasis on Collaborative negotiations and goal-oriented solutions.

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Kimberley M. Thompson - Thompson Law Office

Address: 9 Salisbury Avenue, Cambridge, Ontario, N1S 1H7

About Kimberley M.:

Kimberley is a life-long resident of Cambridge. She attended Cornell University and the University of Western Ontario and was one of the top 25 students in the Ontario Bar Admission Course in 2002. She has valuable experience in all areas of family law, including specialized training in Collaborative Family Law, mediation and children's law. Your choice of lawyer is important. We understand the financial and emotional stress of your separation. We’ll review your options so you can make informed choices for your family. Call or email us for more information.

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Margaret Anne Voll - Voll and Santos

Address: 53 Roy Street Kitchener, Ontario N2H 4B4

About Margaret Anne:

Margaret Anne is a lifelong resident of K-W. Graduated from University of Waterloo in 1974 with an Honours B.A. in Philosophy and from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1977. She was called to the Bar in April 1979 and has primarily focused on Family Law in Kitchener-Waterloo. Margaret Anne is sensitive to the entire family dynamics as she represents children through the Office of the Children’s Lawyer. She is committed to the Collaborative process which fits her personal mission statement that being “The best possible result at the least possible expense”.

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Leanne Way - Madorin, Snyder LLP

Address: 55 King Street W., PO Box 1234 Kitchener, Ontario, N2G 4G9

About Leanne:

Leanne articled at Madorin, Snyder LLP and after completing her Bar Admission course in London, returned to work for the firm in January 1998. Leanne has been practicing in all areas of family law since 1998. Leanne believes that Collaborative Family Law is the best way for families to achieve mutual resolutions without the need for court. She enjoys serving on the panel for the Office of the Children's Lawyer for over 14 years, and brings child focused experience to developing creative solutions to help spouses resolve their differences.