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ABOUT

Joanne Martin

Family law is so much more than finalizing a separation.

It’s about finding a path forward and navigating a new normal for the most precious thing in your life: your family.

That’s why I’ve dedicated my legal career to helping families put their future first.

There’s nothing I love more than helping my clients come up with a plan for the next phase of their life after separation – not with fear, but with confidence.

ABOUT

Joanne Martin

Family law is so much more than finalizing a separation.

It’s about finding a path forward and navigating a new normal for the most precious thing in your life: your family.

That’s why I’ve dedicated my legal career to helping families put their future first.

There’s nothing I love more than helping my clients come up with a plan for the next phase of their life after separation – not with fear, but with confidence.

I graduated from the Allard School of Law at UBC, and in early 2018, I began to officially practice law. I developed a passion for helping clients sort through their options and work toward a resolution.

After working for a full-service firm for a number of years, I founded Align Family Law as a future-forward and resolution-focused option for families experiencing separation.

I’m honoured to lead a team of people who believe that people and relationships matter.

The majority of family matters are best resolved through out-of-court options. At Align Family Law, our goal is to help families reduce conflict, sort out their finances, and focus on what is in the best interest of their children through negotiation, mediation and collaborative family law.

Joanne is everything you could possibly want to have on your side. She's professional, compassionate, organized, knowledgeable, personable, understanding, patient, communicates clearly and efficiently, and she gets the job done while being a completely lovely human being."

J.K.

At the end of the day, my goal is to empower my clients to make informed decisions about their future and the future of their families. I know that life can be a surprising, complicated journey, and I’m dedicated to helping my clients find their path forward to the next phase of their lives.

EDUCATION

Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia, J.D.

  • Fasken Entrance Scholarship

Royal Roads University, Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management, with excellence

  • President’s Scholar
  • Founder’s Award

ACCOLADES & MEMBERSHIPS

  • Accredited Family Law Mediator
  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Victoria Collaborative Family Separation Professionals

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.

Fill out our form and an Align Family Law team member will contact you within one business day to schedule your Zoom call with a British Columbia family law lawyer.

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