Daniela guides her clients through the separation and divorce process by listening to their struggles, worries and needs, and advising them on their legal rights, entitlements and obligations.
Daniela passionately advocates on her client’s behalf to ensure that their short-term and long-term objectives are met. She is a firm negotiator, trained mediator, collaborative lawyer and experienced litigator.
Once Daniela retains a client, she works with them to create a strategic plan. She takes the time to explain the idiosyncrasies of the law and how it relates to the particular client’s circumstances. As the matters moves forward, she has periodic strategy discussions with her clients so they are aware of the current status of their matter and revise a strategy to move it towards a resolution.
When Daniela is working with a client, that client will not be left wondering what direction their matter is going as she is accessible and responsive to their questions and anxieties. She takes an empathetic approach to each matter and when children are involved, she takes a child-focus approach to the custody and access issues. Daniela has represented a vast range of clientele. Child custody matters where one parent now lives out of province; same sex separation and divorce; amicable separation agreements where asset division and child custody matters were pleasant; high net worth client in private mediation-arbitration process; participated in parenting assessments through the Office of the Children’s Lawyer and private assessors; negotiated separation agreements for small business owners; high conflict custody and access matters; and paternity agreements.
Daniela has been practicing family law exclusively since 2007. Her practice involves helping clients resolve the issues of property division, child and spousal support, custody and access and divorce. Prior to opening her own practice, Daniela worked at two prominent downtown law firms and a mid-town firm for a period of 10 years.
She completed her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Economics at the University of Toronto in 2002. She went on to obtain her LL.B. at the University of Windsor Law School, where she graduated in 2006. Daniela was called to the Ontario Bar in 2007. She completed her Diploma in Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution at York University in 2006. In 2016, She completed her training in Collaborative Family Law.