As a long time member of both the Hamilton and Niagara Collaborative Practice groups I firmly believe in alternative dispute resolution rather than litigation. Clients need to jointly engage their "non-legal" professionals (ie - valuators, financial specialist, mental health specialists and child specialists) to achieve the most non-biased, efficient service. Working as a team we can help you get through this phase of your life without unnecessary confrontation and cost.
After 20 years in general practice I completed my Chartered Business Valuators designation and quickly got involved in many litigation based matrimonial assignments. Looking for alternatives I got involved in the local Collaborative Practice groups. As I move into the last 5 to 10 years of my career I am now adding mediation of financial matters to my service niche. I look forward to working with families jointly and collaboratively to assist them in resolving their financial issues.
Durward, Jones, Barkwell & Company LLP Chartered Professional Accountants
20 Corporate Park Drive
St. Catharines, ON