Marie G. Michaels
Marie is the owner and founder of the firm. Marie attended Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Ontario, and was Called to the Bar in Ontario in 1997.
Marie brings an excess of twenty-five (25) years experience in the legal community, the last twenty-two (22) years as a family law lawyer, serving the Durham Region. Additionally, Marie completed her training as a Collaborative Lawyer, and in 2013 became certified as a Collaborative Team Leader, adding an additional and often better resolution option for her clients.
In addition to helping her own clients with their litigation needs, Marie oversees the operations of both of the firm’s offices, trains and supervises staff and law clerks, and also works in partnership with the firm’s associate lawyers. Marie has done a considerable amount of volunteer/pro-bono work at various safe houses/shelters. She has also trained articling students and currently mentors junior family law lawyers.
Along with Marie’s proven successes in all matters around family law, she has experience around some very unique family law situations including, but not limited to: domestic and international kidnapping, civil awards for spousal battery within divorce cases, income imputation (where the Court holds a support payor is intentionally unemployed or under-employed to evade support responsibilities); constructive trust and unjust enrichment cases (for common law relationship breakdowns).
~ Marie has dedicated her career to helping families. ~