Barrister, Solicitor and Notary Public
Helping families through the difficult transition to independent lives with dignity is my passion. During the journey of separation and divorce, I provide my clients with the support they need to help them to get to their goals and make sure their family is going to be okay. I support my clients each step of the way. In the collaborative process I help you design the best way to guide you to a peaceful resolution. The process is focused and tailored for your unique family.
The goal of the collaborative process is for your family to be able to move forward, to be okay, and to be at peace.
I graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an Honours Bachelor of Music (Education) in 1997. I obtained my Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Windsor in 2001 and was called to the bar in 2002. I articled in Cambridge, Ontario and my practice has focused primarily on Family Law.
"We are committed to maintaining an understanding, positive, welcoming and safe environment for our clients."
We provide exceptional service to our clients in all aspects of Family Law, Collaborative Family Practice, Divorce and Separation. Separation and Divorce is a difficult and emotional process. You require the knowledge, expertise and support we can offer to you.
I use my specialized training in Collaborative Family Law to support my clients to an effective resolution of their separation or divorce. Through the Collaborative approach, I guide my clients to a resolution that gives them more of what is most important to them. Using the principles of Collaborative Practice, I work with the Collaborative team to identify each family's goals and interests, what is important to them, and to creatively develop options for resolving the issues based on the needs of their unique family.
We can assist you with:
- Collaborative Family Practice resolutions
- Separation agreements, Marriage Contracts, Parenting Agreements, Cohabitation Agreements
- Support clients through the Mediation process
- Representation in Family Court
- Family Adoptions
- Custody and Access
- Child and Spousal Support
- Property Division
- Independent Legal Advice
- Will and Estate Matters
I am a volunteer with several organizations including:
"We are here to help our clients through their challenges every step of the way. We do so while maintaining reasonable rates in an efficient and client focused manner."
Wills & Estate Matters
A proper will that is structured to fit with your estate plan is the best way to ensure that your loved ones receive the benefit of your estate the way you intend. Chantel Lawton will assist you to develop your plan and structure your assets in such a way as to give the most benefit to your beneficiaries. Chantel can assist your estate trustee in distributing the assets of your estate in a manner consistent with the terms of your will.
Having a power of attorney in place for your personal care and your financial affairs is often one of the last things that people want to deal with. It is also one of the most important. These documents protect you and your family when you are your most vulnerable. Chantel Lawton can help you make a plan that will meet your needs and those of your family.