Kristen is a co-founding partner at Wharton Woods Family Law.
Kristen has practiced exclusively in the area of family law since her call to the bar in 2010. She was previously a partner at a well-respected mid-size full-service firm in Toronto.
Kristen attended law school at the University of Western Ontario, after completing undergraduate and graduate studies in the area of Family Relations, which was central to her decision to pursue working with and helping families through difficult times.
In her practice, she negotiates and drafts complex cohabitation and marriage contracts, advises clients with respect to their legal rights for decision making responsibility and parenting time of children, and guides clients through their entitlements and obligations with respect to child support and spousal support.
Kristen navigates clients through the challenges and complexities of separation and divorce, employing a comprehensive range of dispute resolution strategies including direct negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and court proceedings. Kristen approaches all matters with common sense, practical solutions and is settlement-focused. She appears regularly in both the Ontario Court of Justice and Superior Court of Justice. She is reasonable, practical, and works to move matters forward efficiently.
Kristen is trained as a collaborative lawyer.
Kristen is a mom to two young boys.