Kristie advises and represents clients with all aspects of family law, including custody and access, child support, spousal support, and property issues. Kristie is approachable and detail-oriented. Her focus is on assisting clients to obtain effective, practical and cost-efficient resolutions, whether by way of a negotiated agreement, an alternative dispute resolution process, or litigation. Kristie has experience representing clients in court, at mediation and in extra-judicial settlement conferences. She can also negotiate and review domestic contracts, including marriage contracts, separation agreements and parenting agreements.
Kristie also has significant experience representing clients involved with the Children’s Aid Society. She assists clients with child protection litigation and in negotiating agreements with the CAS.
Kristie accepts legal aid certificates for family law and child protection matters.
Kristie’s practice primarily consists of family and child protection files, although she is expanding into the area of Wills and Estates. She offers services in drafting Wills and Powers of Attorney, and estates administration.
Kristie received her Bachelor of Science from McGill University in 2012 and her law degree from the University of Ottawa, Common Law Program, in 2015. She completed her articles as a judicial law clerk to the judges of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, East Region, and was called to the Bar in 2016. Prior to joining Johnston Family Law, she practiced family and child protection law at a small firm in Ottawa.
Kristie is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and the County of Carleton Law Association.