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Maria G. Mendes

LAWYER Maria has been practicing Family Law in London for over 25 years and Collaborative Family Law since 2002. Maria’s clients also benefit from her extensive experience in Real Estate, Business Law, Estate Planning, Wills, Powers of Attorney and...

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Louise Poole

FINANCIAL PROFESSIONAL Louise Poole is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant, Chartered Business Valuator, and is Certified in Financial Forensics. Louise graduated from the Ivey Business School at Western University with an Honors Business Administration degree, joined Davis Martindale...

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Carolyn J. Lloyd

LAWYER Called to the Bar in 2000, Carolyn completed advanced collaborative family law training in 2002 and also has taken mediation training. Carolyn has been engaged in a specialized practice in family law since 2000. She is a member...

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Paula De Veto

FAMILY PROFESSIONAL Clinical Social Work/Therapist 110 Riverside Dr. Suite 203B, London, ON N6H 4S5 Phone: 519-471-2077 Fax: 519-472-2277 Email: paula@vetofamilypractice.ca

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Natalie Brezden

LAWYER I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Toronto and continued my legal studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. After working in Toronto and Brampton in the areas of real estate and...

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Salim J. Khot

LAWYER 362 Wharncliffe Rd. South London, Ontario N6J 2M1 Phone: 519-858-4958 Fax: 519-858-4550 Email: salim@sjklpc.com Website: www.sjklpc.com

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Joanne Beasley

LAWYER Joanne Beasley has been practising in family law and managing a busy law firm in London since 1989. Full practice of family law. Also represented the Director, Family Responsibility Office. Member of Middlesex Family Lawyers’ Association and participates...

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Elly Freund-Bell

FAMILY PROFESSIONAL I bring 35 years of practice as a Clinical Social Worker (Master of Social Work) and member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. My expertise has been working with children, youth and...

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Theresa Wilhelm

LAWYER I grew up in a small close-knit community in Southwestern Ontario where family, friends and community were, and still are, an important and integral part of my life. I graduated with a BA in Psychology, and a Legal...

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Lindsay Abercrombie

LAWYER Lindsay practices exclusively in the area of family law, and has completed Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Skills Training (Levels I and II). Lindsay is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Collaborative Family Law Group of...

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Kathryn Gilbert

LAWYER Kathryn is a young lawyer who joined Wilhelm Family Law in 2020 with a focus on family and estate law. Kathryn earned her Juris Doctor (JD) at the University of Western Ontario. She completed Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Skills...

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Michelle Raithby

LAWYER Michelle has practiced family law since her call to the Ontario bar in 2012. She completed her advanced collaborative family law training in 2020. She is a member of the Middlesex Family Law Association (and a member of...

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Kimberly L. Doucett

LAWYER Kimberly has practised exclusively in the area of family law, gaining extensive experience negotiating and litigating in the interests of her clients. She has appeared on behalf of her clients in the Ontario Court of Justice, the Superior...

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Darlene Daley

LAWYER Darlene Daley received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Western Ontario in 1997 and her Law degree in 2000. She has been in private practice since her call to the bar in 2002. In...

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Louise Mimnagh

LAWYER I am originally from the small cottage town of Kincardine, Ontario, and initially moved to London to complete my Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Social Justice & Peace at King’s University College. Before law school I resided in...

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Ram Shankar

LAWYER  After receiving my Masters of Law from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1997, I worked on humanitarian and development issues internationally for over 23 years. Since opening my practice in Owen Sound and Port Elgin, I...

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Lisa M. Walters

LAWYER Lisa’s practice is exclusively devoted to family law. Her practice includes all areas of family law including, custody, access, child and spousal support, divorce, property issues, domestic contracts and child protection. Lisa is the Past President of the...

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Robert Cunningham

LAWYER Robert attended Queens University for law school and has been practicing for over 25 years, initially in personal injury and defense insurance work, and primarily in family law for the last 15 years. He resides in London, Ontario...

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Erin Reid

LAWYER   Lerners LLP 80 Dufferin Avenue, P.O. Box 2335 London, Ontario N6A 4G4 Phone: 519-640-6361 Fax: 519-932-3361 Email: ereid@lerners.ca Website: www.lerners.ca

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Cynthia L. Mackenzie

LAWYER Cynthia L. Mackenzie is a lawyer of 30 years’ experience. After articling with a large London law firm, she was then employed by a boutique personal injury firm. Shortly thereafter, she joined forces with her formidable father, Charles...

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  • I am so happy with the results that I received from utilizing Collaborative Law. Any marital breakdown is stressful, but my lawyer was a true professional and was always there to guide or answer any questions I had during the whole separation process. I am completely satisfied with my results and would recommend Collaborative Law to anyone seeking legal representation to support them through this difficult phase of marital breakdown.

    Jennifer L.

  • Going through a marital separation was certainly one of the most painful and confusing experiences of my life. My good fortune, though, was to have a collaborative lawyer. My lawyer helped me make sense of the way the legal system dealt with this situation, clarifying my legal rights. Her knowledge, problem solving ability, and compassion supported me in keeping a sense of perspective throughout the process.

    Robert