“Family lawyers, perhaps more than any other specialty, walk in the trenches of the lives of their client. More than any other occupation, family lawyer  changes lives for the better in the face of adversity”  Mark A. Chinn, How to build and manage a family Law practice.



Principal areas of practice
  • Family law
  • Separation agreement
  • Divorce
  • Child support
  • Child custody and access
  • Cohabitation agreement
  • Adoption
Complementary areas of practice
  • Will and trust
  • Elder law
  • Special needs children’s right
  • Incorporation
  • Transaction


                              DESCRIPTION OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Area of Law

The law firm Godin Rita offers legal services with a focus in the area of family law. The practice of family law concerns all aspects of relations in the family within or outside of marriage, including: separation, divorce, alimony, custody and visiting rights for children, adoption, etc. In a complementary manner, the study will also offer services in the following areas: wills, elder law, right of children with special needs, transaction.

Types of Services
The practice offers different choices to the clients toward the resolution of conflicts. 


Traditional Method

The firm offers traditional way to settle disputes either through the judicial system if the negotiation between the parties does not rule and that alternative methods are not suitable. I have been a lawyer for over 30 years, with 11 years of experience in private practice and 18 years as crown prosecutor with extensive experience at all court levels, Court of Queen's Bench, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. I have gained experience in several complex trials.

Alternative Methods

The firm offers as alternatives to conflict resolution, mediation and collaborative law. My experience in the legal field as well as my client's opinion, brings me to think that the system for family disputes is long and expensive and that alternatives must be considered. The ultimate goal with these alternatives, is to arrive at a creative solution that will take into account the needs of the family


Mediation begins with parties that have a conflict and want to resolve this conflict. The mediator acts as a neutral third party.

Collaborative Law

Collaborative law is a new method to resolve conflicts where the parties agree not to use the court system to resolve their conflicts. Lawyers help the parties find solutions taking into account the goals and priorities of each party. The focus is collaboration, not confrontation.


“The courts of this country should not be the places where resolution of disputes begins.  They should be the places where the disputes end after alternative methods of resolving disputes have been considered and tried.” Justice Sandra Day O’Connor