I have practiced exclusively in the area of Family Law for three decades. The majority of my practice over the past twenty years has been devoted to alternative dispute resolution processes in Family Law.
I am a qualified Family Arbitrator, an accredited Family Law Mediator with the Ontario Association for Family Mediation (OAFM) and a qualified Collaborative Family Law practitioner.
I have served on the Board of Directors of OAFM Ottawa as president, Collaborative Practice Ottawa for the past seven years and I am currently an appointed member of the Family Law Bench and Bar Committee.
My long standing passion for alternative dispute resolution processes in Family Law stems from my vast litigation experience and witnessing the damage it inflicts on litigants, both financially and emotionally.
Specification: Barbara Susan Cohen
Cohen Family Law
Year of Call
Lawyer In Good Standing
Certified As Specialist in Family Law
Power Imbalance Training
Prepared to provide free half-hour consultations on issue of what constitutes “urgency” during COVID-19 for court purposes?
The Virtual Family Law Project is composed of Senior Family Law Lawyers in Ottawa who bring their expertise in arbitration, mediation and court processes to permit families to continue to work towards resolution of their family law issues outside of the public court system, using remote technology.