Marie G. Michaels Whitby Family Lawyer
Whitby family lawyer Marie G. Michaels has more than 28 years of experience in the legal profession and more than 25 years as a family law lawyer (Whitby divorce lawyer). Divorce lawyer Marie Michaels and her team of family law lawyers serve the communities of Whitby, Ajax, Pickering, Oshawa, Bowmanville, and Courtice in Durham Region. They also represent clients with cases in Toronto, Newmarket, Peterborough, Lindsay and Cobourg.
In 2013, Marie became certified as a Collaborative Team Leader, giving her family law clients another option during their divorce. Collaborative Family Law is seen by many as a better resolution option than going to court and therefore less stressful on the entire family, particularly small children.
In addition to providing family law clients with sound advice about, custody and access, child support, spousal support, division of marital property (equalization of marital property), common-law separation, and restraining and emergency orders, Marie and her team of family lawyers have experience in these unique and frequently traumatic family law situations below.
Whitby Family Lawyer Experienced in Traumatic Family Situations
Whitby Family Lawyer Who Gives Back to the Community
Although she is a busy family lawyer, Marie has made time throughout her career to volunteer and do pro-bono work at various safe houses and shelters across Durham Region including Whitby, Ajax, Pickering, Oshawa, Bowmanville, and Courtice.
In addition to helping her own clients with their family law and divorce needs, Marie oversees the firm’s operations, trains, supervises and mentors the junior associates, staff and law clerks. She also trains articling and LPP students and currently mentors junior family law lawyers in the community.
Whitby Family Lawyer at the Ontario Court of Appeal
Marie G. Michaels has successfully defended two clients at the Ontario Court of Appeal with respect to an appeal of a costs award in one case, and all issues in a Trial Order, which trial was conducted by a different lawyer.
Stewart v. Crane, 2011 ONCA 758
Berger v. Berger, 2016 ONCA 884
Marie was Called to the Bar in Ontario in February 1997 and founded her firm on March 1, 1997. She attended Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Ontario.