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 so that together they can craft a legal strategy best suited to her client’s goals and needs. 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 clients and their children successfully transition into their new stage of life.
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. She is a trained Collaborative Divorce Lawyer, which allows her to work with clients who are seeking a respectful divorce process out of court. Laura is also accredited as a Family Law Mediator, empowering families to make decisions about their future in a supportive and respectful environment. When out of court processes are not an option, Laura will courageously and vigorously pursue her client’s best interests in the courtroom. She is experienced in the Provincial Court and Supreme Court of British Columbia.
Laura obtained her law degree from the University of Victoria and has been practicing family law since 2011. Prior to law school, she earned a degree in criminology and forensic psychology from Carleton University. When not in the office, Laura can be found outdoors on British Columbia’s beautiful coast and mountains, where she enjoys skiing, hiking, and trying to surf, with her husband and their son.
Laura feels very blessed to be able to give back to her community. She volunteers as a mediator for Access Pro Bono and guest lectures at Vancouver Island University. She and her husband sponsor two children in Indonesia, support children to attend camp each summer, and donate to initiatives that help address food insecurity in Canada.