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Collaborative Practice Simcoe County
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Member type: IACP
Profession(s): Other
Area(s) of Practice: Daniel has been a practising Social Worker since 1978. The primary focus of his practice has been children and families, in the areas of Children’s Mental Health and Child Welfare. Since 1998 Daniel has focused his practice on working with families dealing with separation and divorce. Daniel was one of the original Mental Health Professionals involved with Collaborative Practice in Simcoe County and as such has been involved with numerous files with other Collaborative team members.
License(s): Family Coach
Collaborative Practice Simcoe County
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Member type: IACP
Profession(s): Mental Health Professional, Other
Area(s) of Practice: Deborah Alton is a Family Coach/Psychotherapist at the Reflection Centre, a health and wellness centre in the Barrie/Innisfil area providing individual, couples, adolescent, and family counselling. The Reflection Centre provides a natural therapeutic setting and offers ongoing group process for adults, teens and couples as well as Workshops for Anger/Emotional Management and Relationship Building.
License(s): Family Coach
Collaborative Practice Simcoe County
Innisfil, Ontario, Canada
Member type: IACP
Profession(s): Financial Professional
Area(s) of Practice: Elaine works with women facing divorce to overcome the fear, insecurity and turmoil. To become congruent with the decision, and then create the structure and mindset to move forward with confidence.
License(s): Financial Specialist
Collaborative Practice Simcoe County
Innisfil, Ontario, Canada
Member type: IACP
Profession(s): Lawyer
Area(s) of Practice: Ellen Anderson was born in Hamilton, raised in Woodstock, and earned a Master’s degree at University of Toronto before teaching a variety of subjects at Georgian College in Barrie for some twelve years. She married Mike Adams in 1979, took a six year break from the workplace to raise her daughter and son and then commuted daily to University of Toronto with a lot of support from her husband while earning Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degrees in law. Ellen was awarded the Canadian Bar Association Viscount Bennett Fellowship to write the authorized biography of Madam Justice Bertha Wilson, first woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada, and a judge who passionately advocated that the courts accord family law matters all of the importance that they deserve. Ellen joined Mike in practice in 1998 and together they are partners in Anderson Adams Lawyers; she combines a practice in family law with other civil law matters including employment, human rights, property disputes and estate litigation.
License(s): Barrister and Solicitor
Collaborative Practice Simcoe County
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Member type: IACP
Profession(s): Lawyer
Area(s) of Practice: James grew up in British Columbia and obtained Bachelor of Arts with a major in Economics and a double minor in Political Science and Philosophy. He moved to Ontario to study law at Queen’s University and has resided in Ontario ever since. After law school, James articled at a boutique litigation firm in Waterloo before moving to Toronto to practice family law focusing primarily on family law cases that required litigation. James’ also represented various clients in civil, criminal, and immigration matters that arose from the breakdown of their marriage or common-law relationship.
License(s): B.A., J.D.
Collaborative Practice Simcoe County
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Member type: IACP
Profession(s): Financial Professional
Area(s) of Practice: Joe is a partner with the national accounting firm BDO Canada LLP and is based in BDO’s Barrie office. Joe is both a Chartered Accountant (2000) and a Chartered Business Valuator (2002). Joe has worked with local family law lawyers and separating spouses since 1999. Joe’s primary services include business valuations and income determinations for spousal and child support including those with a forensic component. Joe also provides assistance with the preparation of net family property statements, quantifying tax liabilities, and assisting with tax efficient settlement agreements.
License(s): Financial Specialist
Collaborative Practice Simcoe County
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Member type: IACP
Profession(s): Lawyer
Area(s) of Practice: John is experienced in the area of Family Law. He has advised clients on countless Separation Agreements and Family Court matters. He is trained in Collaborative Family law and has worked at law firms in Simcoe County and Waterloo Region. John has expertise in many different areas of Family Law including Parenting (Custody/Access), Child Support, Spousal Support, Property Division and Equalization, Restraining Orders, Family Responsibility Office matters, Marriage Contracts and Cohabitation Agreements. There are many different process choices in a family law matter. John is equally comfortable negotiating out of Court, or representing clients in Family Court. Because of the greater emotional and financial cost of Family Court proceedings, John helps clients to consider alternative options and processes before going to Family Court. John is familiar with a wide variety of alternative dispute resolution processes and has advised clients who have participated in Mediation, Collaborative family law and other processes.
License(s): Barrister and Solicitor
Collaborative Practice Simcoe County
Creemore, Ontario, Canada
Member type: IACP
Profession(s): Lawyer
Area(s) of Practice: A graduate of the University of Guelph and University of Windsor School of Law, John Ferris was called to the bar in 1975. His practice is of a very general nature in the areas of Real Estate, Mortgages, Family Law, Wills, Estates, Corporations, Municipal and Land Use, Construction Liens and Civil Litigation. In 2002 he obtained a Certificate in Dispute resolution from York University, and in 2004, a Master of Laws (ADR), also from York University. His major research paper topic for the Master’s program was “Faith-Based Conflict Resolution.” He is a Collaborative Family Lawyer, qualified mediator and arbitrator, a trainer of collaborative lawyers, and an active member of The Collaborative Family Law Group of Grey-Bruce. He facilitates Alternative Dispute Resolution workshops and seminars and has successfully mediated many family and commercial disputes.
License(s): Lawyer
Collaborative Practice Simcoe County
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Member type: IACP
Profession(s): Lawyer
Area(s) of Practice: Krista lives in Springwater, Ontario with her husband, two young children and Goldendoodle dog. She obtained a Bachelor of Sciences degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia followed by a law degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Krista has been an active member in the legal community since her school years, volunteering with Justice for Children and Youth, Riverdale Mediation Centre and Queen’s University Legal Aid Clinic. During her time at Queen’s University, she also assisted in running the Queen’s Chapter of Pro Bono Students Canada. Krista began her legal career working with Legal Aid Ontario in Simcoe County. She then worked with a mid-size litigation law firm in Toronto prior to returning to Simcoe County to focus her practice on Family Law. Krista practiced exclusively Family Law at a boutique law firm in Barrie, Ontario prior to opening Moreau Family Law.
License(s): Lawyer
Collaborative Practice Simcoe County
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Member type: IACP
Profession(s): Lawyer
Area(s) of Practice: Livia was called to the bar in Ontario in 2013; she moved to the Simcoe County area in 2016 to begin practice with a general practice firm, mainly focusing on family law, civil litigation and wills and estates. Livia developed a passion for family law and quickly developed a reputation with all of her clients and the community for her empathetic and passionate nature. Livia decided to specialize primarily in family law and joined Galbraith Family Law in 2017 to build her practise. Livia loves assisting clients with their issues, no matter how complex or tumultuous it may be. Livia advocates for her clients passionately and forcefully, but prefers a collaborative approach wherever possible. She does not believe in argument for the sake of argument, but only as a means to resolving conflict within families.
License(s): Lawyer
Collaborative Practice Simcoe County
Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
Member type: IACP
Profession(s): Lawyer
Area(s) of Practice: Nicole was born and raised in Penetanguishene . She attended Queen’s University in Kingston for her Undergraduate Degree, and then Osgoode Hall in Toronto for Law School. Prior to joining Besse Merrifield & Cowan LLP, Nicole practiced litigation with a law firm in Barrie and gained extensive experience in Administrative Tribunals and in the Courtroom. Nicole’s experience allows her to offer fair and balanced advice and representation to clients in Family Law, Labour & Employment, and other Litigation matters.
License(s): Lawyer
Brevard Collaborative Association
VIERA, Florida, United States
Member type: IACP
Profession(s): Lawyer
Area(s) of Practice: Collaborative divorce, custody, paternity, family law appeals, mediation, and all areas of family law
License(s): The Florida Bar
CDRP
Rockville, Maryland, United States
Member type: IACP
Profession(s): Other
Area(s) of Practice: Residential Real Estate
License(s): Maryland, Virginia, DC
Collaborative Practice Simcoe County
Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada
Member type: IACP
Profession(s): Lawyer
Area(s) of Practice: Rose Pellar has been a Family Law Lawyer since 1997. She started her own practice in 1997 in Toronto and has since had the privilege of practicing as an Associate Lawyer with Oatley, Purser’s Family Law Division in Barrie , with McGee & Fryer in Unionville and with Galbraith Family Law in Barrie. On October 1, 2006 she opened up her own firm of Pellar Family Law in Wasaga Beach. Rose Pellar understands very well the toll separation takes on families, particularly the children. Consequently, her goal is to help her clients achieve resolution while avoiding the detrimental effects of lengthy court battles and high legal fees. Rose Pellar recommends the collaborative process in which the parties and their lawyers agree not to threaten or take court action. The parties are then able to obtain an agreement in a respectful manner, in usually a shorter amount of time and therefore usually with less legal costs. Rose Pellar handles cases which use the Collaborative Process, and negotiated settlements which culminate in signed separation agreements.
License(s): Lawyer
Collaborative Practice Simcoe County
Alliston, Ontario, Canada
Member type: IACP
Profession(s): Barrister, Lawyer, Solicitor
Area(s) of Practice: Roxanne C. Shank has considerable experience assisting couples in achieving family law settlements via court proceedings as well as by way of negotiated agreements. Roxanne understands that every family is unique and is strongly committed to advocating for her clients to achieve individualized solutions that meet the needs of the parties in family law disputes as well as those of children who are affected by the consequences of a separation. Roxanne is a strong proponent of the collaborative process in instances where both parties are committed to negotiating towards an agreement that is in both parties’ best interests. Many individuals prefer a collaborative family law solution as resorting to litigation can often be exhaustive of the time, money and energy of all persons involved. Roxanne has a wealth of litigation experience and practiced family law at a full service boutique firm before she founded Shank Law Professional Corporation.
License(s): Barrister and Solicitor, Lawyer