Amalia is a compassionate, caring and practical lawyer. Her primary objective is to resolve disputes efficiently and in a low-conflict and cost-effective manner. She approaches each dispute with thought, creativity and prescience.
Amalia believes that most family law disputes can be resolved without the need for trial. Litigation is expensive, inefficient and uncertain. She therefore works diligently to ensure that each of her clients has the opportunity to first resolve their disputes through alternative dispute resolution processes such as negotiation and mediation. She is also trained as a Collaborative Law lawyer and is in the process of obtaining her designation as a family law mediator. As a result of Amalia’s approach to dispute resolution, she is often able to achieve settlements for her clients without the need for trial.
Amalia ensures that her clients are aware of their options, enabling them to make informed decisions about their futures. She assists her clients with resolving 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