Divorce Kitchener-Waterloo, ON: Meet with a Kitchener-Waterloo Family Lawyer
295 Hagey Blvd., Suite 300 Waterloo, ON Phone: (226) 779-1030
Divorce and court – not always a match made in heaven
If you’re considering divorce, you might envision yourself in a courtroom, your spouse on one side, you on the other, fighting through lawyers. The truth is most divorces don’t end in a trial. They are resolved long before you get there.
Generally, the divorce proceedings we see in the media show a much more dramatized approach to divorce, but in reality you don’t have to go anywhere near a courtroom to file for divorce. This is why you need a trusted family lawyer who has extensive experience in mediation, like Steve Lubczuk, a family lawyer in Kitchener-Waterloo from Miller Thomson LLP who has acted as both a mediator and arbitrator over the course of his long career. Called to the Bar in 1982, Steve has over 30 years of counseling people through separation, divorce, child custody, and child and spousal support.
Devin Santos specializes in Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Collaborative Family Law. He is a member of the board of directors of St. Josephs Place and is fluent in both English and Portuguese. While Devin is a skilled litigator he places significant importance on avoiding litigation and helping his clients address their concerns by avoiding litigation through negotiation and alternative dispute resolution. Devin was admitted to the Bar in Ontario in 2015 and is a member of the Law Society of Ontario.
Caroline Kim, another family lawyer from Miller Thomson LLP in Kitchener-Waterloo also has a strong understanding of how to handle the complexities of separation and divorce. Her past experience includes working exclusively with women survivors of domestic abuse and walking her clients through high-conflict, often complex situations. She’s also a mental health advocate and understands the toll that divorce can have on her clients.
The family law lawyer Kaitlin Jagersky also works in the Kitchener-Waterloo office of Miller Thomson. Kaitlin is a strong advocate, with experience representing clients in the Ontario Court of Justice, Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal. Kaitlin has knowledge and experience in all areas of family law, including custody, access, child and spousal support and property division. Kaitlin works with her clients to find an equitable solution that will meet each of her client’s emotional and economic needs.
In the rare occurrence that a divorce or separation needs to be taken to trial, Steve, Caroline, and Kaitlin have the experience and expertise to help their clients through the process, while achieving the best result for the families of their clients. They understand that divorce is not the happy ending people envision when they first get married, but with the help of the right family lawyer, the marriage can be resolved and both parties can move towards building a brighter future in their new normal as soon as possible.