Full-Service Family Law Firm
Adrienne Lee has practised law for 18 years, first in civil litigation and then in Family Law. She has earned the trust of her clients by understanding their needs and working towards practical and strategic solutions for them. Her work often involves complex matters of financial and personal significance. It is why she is passionate about practising family law.
Christine Ann Marchetti has practised Family Law exclusively for 14 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.
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 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. I have built my reputation on a practical, reasonable, and problem-solving approach.
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. In 2020, I partnered with Adrienne Lee to form Marchetti Lee LLP 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.
I bring a compassionate, strategic approach to assisting my clients with their family law needs. I advance my clients’ strategies through negotiation, mediation and the court process, as appropriate for the unique circumstances of each client. In all matters, I take a child-focused approach.
I have successfully assisted clients with separation agreements, negotiated or mediated settlements and trials/arbitrations. Where cost-effective, I will recommend the use of psychologists, parenting mediators, business valuators and other experts to assist clients to streamline or settle their matters. My practice includes complex financial files and those with challenging parenting issues, including child protection concerns.
I was called to the bar in 2002 and practised civil litigation for a number of years at a large Bay Street firm and a litigation boutique before focusing on Family Law. I have appeared at all levels of court, including the Ontario Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada. My extensive experience allows me to identify issues early on and to navigate the court system skillfully.
Senior Family Law Clerk
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