Kathryn is a Partner in the family law group at Vogel LLP. Kathryn helps her clients reach practical and manageable solutions regarding separation, divorce, child custody, parenting, division of property and financial assets and other related issues.
Kathryn is skilled in a wide range of family dispute resolution options; she combines her advanced training and practical experience to create suitable strategies that her clients can feel confident in.
In addition to her formal legal education, Kathryn has also participated in training as a family law mediator. The mediation process is less formal than going to court; it determines options that each side of the dispute can agree on and live with. It also takes less time than going to court.
Kathryn is also a Certified Collaborative Family Law Professional. Through this process, each side of the dispute identifies issues and works through them to reach an agreeable solution. The lawyers for each spouse serve as experts and guides throughout, helping clients to clarify their positions and providing a legal perspective on the situation. Participants in the collaborative process often say that it creates lasting, workable resolutions to their separation and parenting issues, and that they feel ready to move forward with their lives in a healthy frame of mind.
Kathryn joined Vogel LLP in 2005. She completed her undergraduate degree in sociology at the University of Calgary and obtained her law degree at the University of Alberta.
When she’s not in the office, Kathryn volunteers as a Board Member for the Association of Collaborative Professionals. In this capacity, she has served as Past Chair of the Association of Collaborative Professionals (Calgary) and is currently on the Standards and Education Subcommittee. Kathryn is a regular attendee at major conferences related to her area of expertise, such as the Federation of Law Societies’ National Family Law Program.
- Member of The Law Society of Alberta
- Member of the Canadian Bar Association
- Member of the Calgary Bar Association
- Member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
- Past Chair of the Association of Collaborative Professionals (Calgary)
- Member of the Standards and Education Subcommittee, Association of Collaborative Professionals (Calgary)
- Volunteer, Calgary Legal Guidance
- Guidelines for Post-Separation Dating with Children
- Foreign Assets and Property Distribution: Options for Consideration
- Competing Life Insurance Claims – And the Winner Is…?
- Prenuptial Agreements: Some Dos and Don’ts
- Emotional Readiness: An Elusive Factor in Attaining Settlement
- Disclosure Requirement: Onus Shift and Obligation Defined