What do I do?

  • Family and Divorce law

  • High conflict parenting and custody disputes

  • Child support

  • Spousal and adult interdependent support

  • Complex prenuptial and cohabitation agreements

  • Personal, corporate, and farm asset division

  • Wills

  • Adoption

  • Emergency protection orders

  • Preservation orders

About

My legal practice is focused on Family Law. This includes resolving issues affecting individuals who are separating or entering new relationships. Some of the more common issues I assist with include divorce, parenting, support, division of property, prenuptial and cohabitation agreements, and protection orders. I specialize in separations with high-conflict parenting, and complex personal, business, and farm asset divisions.  I am uniquely suited to addressing separations that involve corporate interests due to my background in finance and accounting.

 

My goal in my practice is to help individuals transition through what can be a very stressful period of their life. To do this, I endeavour to provide clear and concise legal advice so that clients know their legal position and the legal options available for resolving their matters.

 

I prioritize negotiation and out-of-court resolution as it is more likely to result in an equitable and efficient resolution than that provided through litigation. However, if no reasonable resolution can be reached, I am prepared to litigate in court to advance the needs of you and your family.

 

I work diligently to remain current on changes in the law by regularly attending legal education courses, The Canadian Bar Association seminars, and by being engaged with legal research centers. These efforts allow me to provide the best possible services to my clients. I also endeavour to provide access to justice by volunteering with programs such as Edmonton Community Legal Center, acting as a Family Law Sessional Instructor with Grant MacEwan University, and by offering limited-scope legal services and legal coaching.

 

I joined BARR LLP in 2022. BARR LLP is highly regarded for its quality service in Family Law. I am proud to be part of the BARR LLP Family Law group with its wealth of knowledge and years of expertise from which to draw. When working with BARR LLP clients benefit from having access to the whole BARR LLP team. This includes using other family lawyers for second opinions and speaking with corporate/commercial and criminal lawyers if a unique legal issue arises that requires the expertise of a specialist in that area of law. BARR LLP is a full-service law firm providing clients with the ability to have all their legal needs resolved in one spot. This saves clients time, stress, and expense.

Professional Qualifications

  • Admitted to the Alberta Legal Bar, August 2020

Education

  • Juris Doctor from the University of Alberta, 2019

  • Bachelors of Commerce with distinction from the University of Alberta, 2014

Professional
Memberships

  • Law Society of Alberta

  • Canadian Bar Association (CBA) and Alberta Branch

  • Alberta Legal Coaches and Limited Services

Volunteer and Teaching Experience

  • Edmonton Community Legal Center Presenter 

  • ​Edmonton Community Legal Center volunteer legal adviser

  • Grant MacEwan University

    • Family Law Sessional instructor

  • Member of Alberta Legal Coaches and Limited Services - https://albertalegal.org/profile/uid70

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