Full-Service Family Law Firm
Christine Ann Marchetti has practised Family Law exclusively for 13 years. She is passionate about her work, and it shows. Well-respected by the legal community and trusted by her colleagues and clients alike, Christine is a strong advocate for solution-based processes. With an extensive background in litigation and well-versed in negotiation, Christine strives to guide clients through the legal process with trust, compassion and respect.
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Family law is my passion. This isn’t a job for me, this is my calling. Realizing that you need the assistance of a family lawyer is both stressful and overwhelming. It often means your world has forever shifted, leaving an uncertain path forward. My focus is on how I can help my clients through their unique situations and support them through the numerous questions and uncertainties that can arise.
I understand and respect that every family’s needs, values, and priorities are different and there is no one-size-fits all solution. Beyond all of the skills and experience I’ve earned since graduating from The University of Western Ontario Law School in 2004, the most valuable skill I have honed is my ability to listen – really listen – to my clients to understand what their goals and vision are as they navigate through their life-changing situations.
I’ve worked on complex files with trust claims, complicated family business structures, and multiple divisible assets. I have appeared at the Ontario Court of Justice, the Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court of Appeal, and the Ontario Court of Appeal. Over the years, clients have sought me out to assist them with challenging parenting issues (custody/access issues for unmarried persons or decision-making authority/parenting time for married persons). I have built my reputation on a practical, reasonable, and problem-solving approach, including establishing good working relationships with the opposite side of every case to facilitate a better, more efficient result for my clients.
I’m particularly passionate about parenting issues, and also collaborative practice, where I feel the interest-based approach to conflict resolution can offer long-lasting results for families.
I was called to the Ontario Bar in 2005 and since 2006, I have practised exclusively in family law. The decision to open my own practice in 2019 was made with the desire to support clients in the GTA/Toronto and Halton/Hamilton areas with my passionate and professional approach to family law.
My client relationships are what drives me each and every day. My clients trust me with the most important aspects of their lives, and each day I work hard to live up to that honour. Settling issues that arise from a breakdown in a relationship shouldn’t destroy you. My focus is to help you to reach a resolution with dignity, respect and the confidence that there are better days ahead.
We welcome the opportunity to discuss your situation confidentially.