Karen practices in all areas of family law. She has advocated on behalf of clients before the Ontario Court of Justice and Superior Court of Justice (Family Court), understanding that litigation is but one method of resolving a dispute. Her client-focused approach encompasses negotiated settlement and drafting separation agreements and marriage contracts, while aiming to keep the financial and emotional costs to her clients as low as possible.
Prior to joining Stephen Durbin & Associates Karen articled with the Family Responsibility Office, gaining insight into the complex area of child and spousal support enforcement in Ontario. She is thus able to assist clients navigating this system whether they are support payors or support recipients.
While studying for her Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto Karen volunteered with the Family Law Project, a pro bono courthouse project providing family law services to low income, self-represented Ontarians. She also volunteered at Advocates for Injured Workers, a legal aid clinic assisting injured workers with claims before the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. Prior to acquiring her law degree, Karen attended McGill University, obtaining a Baccalaureate of Arts with Great Distinction.
Karen joined our team in July 2014.
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