Professional Information
Lawyer - Principal
Nelson Family Law
Law Practice
Education, Honors & Awards
University of Toronto, York University- Osgoode Hall Law School
Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) 1983, Bachelor of Laws- Osgoode Hall Law School, (2004) 2004 (2004)
Minor- Joint Specialist Philosophy- Political Science (U of T)
Personal Information
Ontario Bar Association; Law Society of Upper Canada; Peel Law Association
personal fitness, sponsor of Youth Futsal League (Toronto),
Our firm gives back to the community by mentoring university/college students in law-related studies, I am a regular guest speaker to local high school students in the career portion of their family studies program, Our firm was awarded the 2014 Acquisition International legal award and the 2015 Corporate Livewire award for best regional law firm (Canada).
11-15 Years
Legal drafting, litigation, negotiation, mediation, asset division, support determination, custody and access, separation agreements, cohabitation agreements, marriage agreements, paternity.
Patricia Nelson is owner of Nelson Family Law and practices province-wide, both in the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice, on all matters of family law. Her practise focuses on family law only which includes custody and access disputes, child and spousal support issues, equalization and property division, paternity matters, and changes to support and custody court orders. Mediation and arbitration are preferable dispute resolution models over traditional litigation strategies and her firm explores this avenue when appropriate. Throughout the years, Patricia participated in continuing professional development well in excess of the Law Society of Upper Canada's requirements. Patricia is a regular attendee at Peel Law Association (PLA) bench and bar forums. She visits high schools and Sheridan College throughout Peel Region where she presents on a variety of legal issues in family law. Her firm works with Humber College where they host and mentor Law Clerk students while they complete their co-op placement with Nelson Family Law. Patricia is a member in good standing of the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) and Peel Law Association (PLA). Patricia's publications include, "Building and Dismantling Court Cases Using DNA Evidence,” "The Use of DNA Forensic Evidence in Court Cases" and "Child Support in Short-Term Relationships" (Ontario Bar Association (OBA) conference).
Family Law; Prenuptial Agreements; Alternative Dispute; Dispute Resolution; Legal Assistance; Collaborative Law; Domestic Relations; Matrimonial Law; Cohabitation Agreements; Paternity; Property Law; Arbitration; Separation; Estate Planning; International Business Relations
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