Katherine can handle all steps to obtain a divorce. When she is acting as mediator for a couple, she can do a divorce jointly for both parties.
Separation, cohabitation, marriage and prenuptial agreements – Katherine takes a hands-on approach and drafts each agreement personally, preparing agreements that are clear, straightforward and easy to understand.
She can also act for clients in negotiating with the other side to reach the terms of an agreement.
Katherine is a Law Society accredited Parenting Coordinator and a member of the BC Parenting Coordinators Roster Society.
The parenting coordinator (PC) is appointed to help the parties implement a court order or signed agreement; for example, to help coordinate locations for pick-up and drop-off of the children. The goal is to reach a consensus, but if this is not possible, the PC can make a determination on the matter.
High-conflict parents can end up in court repeatedly, at great financial cost (each application can cost each party thousands of dollars) and a cost to the court system. A PC helps to keep couples out of court and deals with matters in a more ‘hands-on’ way.
Because of the financial and emotional cost, Katherine believes court should be the last resort to resolve matters. Accordingly, she no longer takes on court work.