Separation and Divorce Mediator at Fairway Divorce Solutions, Waterloo-Wellington
Kirsty is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Bar in 2002. Before law school, she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Sociology from the University of Toronto, and her Master of Arts from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto.
Kirsty practiced family law litigation where she represented clients on all family law matters and helped negotiate complex settlements both in and out of court. She was also trained in Collaborative Family Law and through this non-adversarial process, learned the value of thinking outside the box in negotiating settlements.
Through her experience in family law litigation, Kirsty is aware of the financial and emotional burden imposed on families through the traditional legal process. She is passionate about mediation as a way to more effectively resolve matters in a respectful process; a process which assists clients to reach the best possible result for the family, while protecting their relationships and allowing them to move forward with their lives.
Kirsty is an Accredited Family Mediator with the Ontario Association of Family Mediators and a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Kirsty is committed to the Fairway Process as the way to help clients reach their goals and concerns by customizing a settlement that is unique to their needs and allows them ultimate control over the outcome and the decisions that are made along the way.
I truly believe that helping people navigate the bumpy road of separation with respect, and assisting them to make well thought out and informed decisions, will help them to reach a new normal where the future can be bright.
Kirsty is a mediator for the Waterloo-Wellington team. As a former practising family law lawyer, Kirsty brings legal expertise to the team. Kirsty knows all too well how broken the traditional family law system is.
Certificate in Advanced Family Mediation
Called the Bar
Law Society of Upper Canada
Advance Certificate in Conflict Management
University of Waterloo
Master of Arts Degree – Major in Sociology
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Toronto
Bachelor of Arts Degree – Major in Criminology and Sociology
University of Toronto, Toronto
Prior to joining the Fairway Team, Kirsty’s past professional experience included practising as a family lawyer. She has witnessed first hand the devastating effects that the traditional systems had on both family finances and parenting relationships. Kirsty’s vast legal knowledge is an incredible benefit to Fairway clients as she guides them through their decision-making. Working with both parties to reach a client-driven resolution is something that Kirsty believes is a unique advantage to mediation that is less attainable through the traditional system.
Do you think Fairway might be for you? Talking to us can help make sense of what your next best step is. Just 30 minutes and you’ll have more clarity. What do you have to lose? Call us today.
We know the early days of a separation can be so stressful. You may find yourself feeling overwhelmed and have a million questions. Many people tell us they are bombarded with advice. We offer a one-hour, no charge consultation in order to help you understand the process and to be able to alleviate some of those early day fears and concerns.
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