Amalia practices family law because, simply stated, she desires to make a difference in people’s lives. Through her family law practice, she guides her clients through challenging life transitions with an empathetic, thoughtful and attentive approach.
Given the life-altering nature of family law issues, Amalia believes that trust within the lawyer-client relationship is crucial. Amalia has an exceptional ability to connect with her clients, and she establishes this crucial trust, from the start.
A compassionate and committed lawyer, Amalia thoughtfully and creatively advocates for her clients, always with a genuine interest in their wellbeing and the “bigger picture.” With her honesty and candour, she empowers her clients with the knowledge necessary to understand their options so that they are able to make informed decisions.
When it comes to managing and resolving family law disputes, Amalia strives for efficiency, expedience and economy. Her objective is to advance her clients’ positions in a low-conflict and cost-effective manner. Amalia believes that many family law disputes are most appropriately resolved out of court. Litigation is expensive, inefficient and uncertain. Amalia works diligently to ensure that each of her clients has the opportunity to first resolve their family law issues through negotiation, mediation and Collaborative process. She is trained as a Collaborative law lawyer and is in the process of obtaining her designation as a family law mediator. More information on Collaborative law can be found here: www.collaborativedivorcebc.com.
Whether she is engaged in the dispute resolution process or negotiating cohabitation and marriage agreements, Amalia ardently advances her clients’ positions and best interests. As a result of her approach to dispute resolution, Amalia is frequently able to achieve out-of-court settlement for her clients.
Amalia assists her clients with resolving family law issues such as:
- Parenting disputes, including those related to guardianship, parenting time and custody
- Property and debt division
- Excluded asset, unequal division, and trust claims
- Spousal support
- Child support
Amalia is also experienced in drafting agreements, including marriage, cohabitation and separation agreements.
- 2013 Juris Doctor, University of British Columbia
- 2009 Bachelor of Arts, Simon Fraser University
- Collaborative Law Training
- Member of Collaborative Divorce Vancouver
- Member of the Canadian Bar Association
- Member of the Law Society of British Columbia
- British Columbia Bar