Jennifer is a senior associate who has been practising exclusively in family law, advising clients on all matters relating to marriage and marriage breakdown, for over twenty years. Jennifer assists her clients with domestic contracts, property, support, and child-related issues, particularly in high conflict, complex custody and access and high net worth matters. Certified as a Specialist in Family Law by the Law Society of Ontario, Jennifer has experience at all levels of court in Ontario. Highly skilled in mediation and arbitration, she is recognized as an Accredited Family Mediator by the Ontario Association for Family Mediation and a Certified Specialist in Family Mediation by the Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario. Jennifer has also been appointed a Dispute Resolution Officer for the Superior Court of Justice in Toronto.
Leveraging her litigation and mediation skills and expertise, Jennifer’s clients benefit from her ability to both negotiate a resolution out of court and litigate successfully on their behalf. In her mediation practice, Jennifer further adds value by bringing her social work experience and credentials alongside her knowledge of the law to help her clients creatively resolve their family law disputes.
Jennifer is practical and solution-focused. She treats each of her clients as an individual and each case as unique. A skilled and committed advocate, Jennifer is acknowledged for working with her clients to make reasonable decisions, ensuring that they both understand the process and feel heard during this very emotional time in their lives. Jennifer’s clients particularly value her efficient and cost-effective approach as well as her warmth and sensitivity. As the divorced mother of a teenage son, Jennifer brings an added perspective and natural empathy to all her client matters.
Jennifer writes about current issues in family law on her popular family law blog www.torontofamilylawblog.ca. She has also authored and co-authored numerous papers and articles on family law issues, particularly on mediation/arbitration and custody and access. Actively involved in continuing education programs, she speaks on various family law and mediation topics, including parental alienation, domestic contracts and comprehensive family mediation.
Outside of her practice, Jennifer enjoys travel, yoga, fiction novels, and cottaging. She has a special fondness for canoe trips and Algonquin Park.