Representation of Aboriginal persons in criminal, family and preparation of wills for Status Indians dwelling on-reserve.
Representation of accused persons charged with criminal offenses at all stages of the criminal process including bail hearings, first appearance court, resolution meetings, Charter applications, guilty pleas, sentencing, trials and appeals.
For those who find themselves in need of a lawyer. Our solutions are as follows:
Representation relating to separation, divorce, custody & access, child support, spousal support, division of property, equalization and grandparents’ rights.
Independent legal advice, drafting and negotiation available for all types of domestic contracts including; separation agreements, parenting agreements, marriage contracts, cohabitation agreements and paternity agreements.
Representation of persons wishing to file an Answer and Plan of Care relating to any named child(ren) in a Children’s Aide Society application.
Collaborative Family Law
Ms. Macdonald is a certified practitioner of collaborative family law. This approach avoids court and focuses on reducing the bitterness, anxiety and negativity that can motivate a lawsuit.
The parties and their lawyers engage in a series of four-way meetings in an effort to reach a settlement through collaboration, rather than confrontation.
Representation for purchasers and sellers in residential real estate transactions; tenant protection matters for bot landlords and tenants; and drafting & negotiation of commercial leases.
Wills & Estates
Drafting and preparation of testamentary instruments including Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney, and Power of Property.