Assistant: Tiffany Gentleman | [email protected]
Virginia’s practice concentrates on family law matters, including: child custody and guardianship disputes and parenting arrangements, support issues, valuation and division of property, cohabitation and separation agreements, and mediated settlements and divorce proceedings. She also has experience in contested estate litigation. Virginia understands how stressful separation can be and most enjoys helping her clients get through the process so that they can move on to a happier stage of life.
Virginia is well versed in all aspects of family law and she takes a practical approach to resolving family law matters. While she looks for alternatives to court proceedings to resolve client issues, she has the experience to effectively advocate for her clients’ positions in court. She has advised and represented clients in a variety of matters from complex litigation to amicable negotiated settlements and she has appeared as counsel at all levels of court in British Columbia, including the Court of Appeal. Her substantial litigation experience includes: conducting examinations for discovery, mediations, trials, appearing on contested motions, and appellate work.
Virginia is a University of British Columbia Law School graduate and she has a B.A. (Honours) from UBC in Political Science. She is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, Trial Lawyers of British Columbia, Vancouver Bar Association, and the Law Society of British Columbia. She is also an active volunteer for Access Pro Bono and a member of the Vancouver Rowing Club.
In her free time, Virginia enjoys spending time with her family, playing field hockey and socializing with the Jokers Hockey Club, going for occasional runs while listening to podcasts about politics, and taking her miniature longhaired dachshund for long, slow walks (he has small legs).
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