My name is Michelle R. Theberge; I am a family lawyer and a member of the Law Society of Ontario. I was called to the bar in 2005 and have practiced law in Toronto for over a decade. I moved to London, Ontario, with my family in 2014 and have been serving family law clients in London and region since that time. Theberge Professional Corporation is capable of meeting all the legal needs of families, individuals, businesses and estates. My law practice areas include family law, estates law and litigation. Read on.
Coming from parents who separated when I was young, one the main reasons I decided to become a lawyer was to help families through the difficult process of separation and divorce. I have learned through my own experiences and through my years of practice, that is not the separation itself which harms spouses and children but the conflict which arises from issues of custody, access, property division and child/spousal support.
As such, I strive to minimize conflict so that all of the parties can have certainty in their dealings with each other and move on with their lives as quickly as possible. As a first step, I always explore out of court solutions to resolve disputes which also helps to minimize costs. However, there are situations where aggressive advocacy is required and I am more than willing to go to court when necessary.
Whatever the circumstances may be, I will provide strategy, advice and advocacy in a confidential and compassionate manner. I can help with:
As part of my estates law practice, I regularly assist clients in estate planning so that their objectives are met and set out clearly in their Wills and Powers of Attorney. I also offer strategies to ensure that as little tax is paid as is necessary upon death. If you have been appointed as an estate trustee/executor I will advise you about your legal obligations/fiduciary responsibilities and provide guidance for administering the estate efficiently and effectively. Read on.
There are situations where aggressive advocacy is required and I am more than willing to go to court when necessary. As an experienced litigator, I have successfully represented numerous clients in the Superior Court of Justice, the B.C. Supreme Court and the Ontario Court of Appeal. Read on.
I offer estate litigation services in the event that a Will or Power of Attorney needs to be challenged, if a Passing of Accounts is required and/or is there are claims being advanced against the estate. Read on.