Laura understands that going through a separation or divorce is often the most stressful and traumatic experience that her client may go through. She works closely with her clients to ensure that they do not just survive their separation, but successfully transition to a secure and stable new chapter of life by obtaining workable and lasting solutions. For Laura this means taking the time to get to know her client, and learn about their situation to tailor a legal strategy to their specific goals and needs.
Laura believes that whenever possible, resolving family matters outside of court can result in a better experience and outcome for her client and their children. When needed, Laura will courageously and vigorously pursue her client’s best interests in the courtroom. Laura takes a holistic approach to her files, often referring clients to divorce coaches, child specialists, financial specialists, accountants, counsellors and psychologists to ensure that her client and their children successfully transition into their new stage of life. Laura is trained as a Collaborative Lawyer and is accredited as a Family Law Mediator. You can learn more about Collaborative Law here.
Laura obtained her law degree from the University of Victoria and has been practicing family law since 2011. Prior to law school, she attended Carleton University where she earned her degree in criminology with a concentration in forensic psychology and a minor in law. When not in the office, Laura can be found outdoors on British Columbia’s beautiful coast and mountains, where she enjoys skiing, hiking, surfing and stand-up paddle boarding with her husband and their son.
Laura feels very blessed to be able to give back to her community. She regularly volunteers her time as a guest lecturer at Vancouver Island University. She and her husband support two children in Indonesia, sponsor children to attend camp each summer, and donate to initiatives that help address food insecurity in Canada. She is also in awe of the ability a dog has to provide healing and support, and sponsors the VI Compassion Dog program which trains therapy dogs for veterans dealing with PTSD.