Jean believes there is more than one way to solve any problem. While traditional litigation might be the best option in some scenarios, Jean believes that exploring other potential avenues for resolution is important. The Collaborative Dispute Resolution Option is a great alternative for resolving family law matters. This method allows for open communication, transparency and flexibility. Unlike the traditional litigation route where the things important to you might be minimized or overlooked, the Collaborative Model allows you and your lawyers, along with other professionals, to focus on the things that are most important to your unique situation.
Going to Court for a family law matter can be disheartening. It is often time consuming, costly, and can leave people with a result that they aren’t entirely satisfied with. Jean believes that the Collaborative Method of resolving family matters is a solution for people looking for a meaningful resolution to their family law matters. Jean will take the time to understand your goals and help you achieve them. Jean is trained in Collaborative Law, and can use this method help you create an agreement tailor made to meet all of your needs.
Jean obtained her undergraduate degrees at Brock University earning a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (first class standing) and a Bachelor of Education. Jean went on to obtain her Juris Doctor from the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, New Brunswick in June of 2013 and was called to the bar in June 2014. Jean is a member of the Office of the Children’s Lawyer – personal rights panel, and represents children in custody/access and child protection proceedings. She is also the President of Design for a New Tomorrow, an agency that works towards eliminating intimate partner abuse through counselling and support.
Jean S. Beaton, Barrister & Solicitor
21 Duke Street
St. Catharines, ON