Fiona Beveridge is a subject editor for JP Boyd on Family Law, and is jointly responsible for the pages on Family Violence. Fiona is a family lawyer, parenting coordinator, mediator and collaborative divorce lawyer practicing at Watson Goepel LLP. Fiona was called to the Bar in 2003 after receiving her law degree from the University of Alberta and then working as a Judicial Law Clerk at the Supreme Court of British Columbia. Fiona also obtained a Masters in Law at the University of Cambridge in 2005. Fiona’s practice is largely focused on settlement outside of court, although she practiced in family and civil litigation for many years.
A person licensed to practice law in a particular jurisdiction. See "barrister and solicitor."
A lawyer or mental health professional with special training in the mediation and arbitration of family law disputes, family dynamics, and child developmental psychology who meets the training and experience requirements set out in the provincial Family Law Act Regulation.
The legal termination of a valid marriage by an order of a judge; the ending of a marital relationship and the conjugal obligations of each spouse to the other. See "conjugal rights," "marriage," and "marriage, validity of."
A resolution of one or more issues in a court proceeding or legal dispute with the agreement of the parties to the proceeding or dispute, usually recorded in a written agreement or in an order that all parties agree the court should make. A court proceeding can be settled at any time before the conclusion of trial. See "action," "consent order," "family law agreements," and "offer."