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Ariane Brunet

I am a lawyer based in Kimberley, BC, serving the East Kootenay region, and have been exclusively practicing family law since 2016.

The cases that my clients bring me can be complex and emotionally charged. But what many people don’t realize is that family-related legal issues are also opportunities for transformation and growth. My legal philosophy centers on a resolution-centred approach that fosters resolutions outside of court when possible.

Family law can be difficult, but I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives. And in my mind, that’s what makes it all worth it.

ABOUT

Ariane Brunet

I am a lawyer based in Kimberley, BC, serving the Easy Kootenay region, and have been exclusively practicing family law since 2016.

The cases that my clients bring me can be complex and emotionally charged. But what many people don’t realize is that family-related legal issues are also opportunities for transformation and growth. My legal philosophy centers on a resolution-centred approach that fosters resolutions outside of court when possible.

Family law can be difficult, but I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives. And in my mind, that’s what makes it all worth it.

Growing up in Quebec, my inspiration to pursue law came from my mother, a lawyer who, through her work in the Federal Government, contributed to the creation of Federal Child Support Guidelines. Motivated by her example, I went on to earn a Civil Law Degree from the University of Ottawa and a Juris Doctor from the University of Victoria.

After practicing in civil litigation for a few years, I felt a lack of human connection with my clients. In 2016, I discovered my real passion: family law.

Clients come to me during the most difficult periods of their lives. It’s my job to provide a path forward for these clients, crafting practical and effective legal solutions tailored to their families’ unique needs.

In seven years of exclusive practice in all areas of family law, I pride myself on saving my clients time, resources, and emotional stress by avoiding lengthy and unnecessary legal disputes.

When I’m not at work or with my family, you can find me in the mountains on a long-distance trail run. I am currently registered and training for my third ultramarathon. I also expect to complete my Master of Law in Dispute Resolution at the University of York in 2024.

My first language is French, and I am pleased to serve my clients in both French and English.

Ariane and her team were an absolute pleasure to work with! I am thoroughly impressed with Ariane's absolute professionalism and mindful approach to resolution. I felt totally heard and supported and I am so impressed by her knowledge and passion. On a personal level for me, Ariane is a wonderful example of a strong woman with balanced boundaries who is respectful to all parties involved and thoughtful in practice. I have learned so much through this process and feel so fortunate for this experience with Ariane and Align Family Law.”

Kimberly O.

Clients come to me during the most difficult periods of their lives. It’s my job to provide a path forward for these clients, crafting practical and effective legal solutions tailored to their families’ unique needs.

EDUCATION

Master of Law in Dispute Resolution, University of York in Toronto, current student

University of Victoria, J.D.

University of Ottawa

  • Licence en droit (LL.L) (Civil Law)
  • International development and globalization

ACCOLADES & MEMBERSHIPS

  • Secretary on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Mental Health Association for the Kootenays
  • Board member of the Kimberley Public Library

At Align Family Law, we are future-forward
and resolution-focused.

We know that these changes can feel earth-shattering, which is why we guide you through each step of the process, focused on reaching an agreement where possible through negotiation, mediation and collaboration. If necessary, we are prepared to take your family matter to court.

Let’s get started on finding your path forward – together.

Are you looking for a family lawyer?

We have offices in Victoria, Kimberley and Vancouver and can assist clients anywhere in British Columbia.

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