“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.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Principal areas of practice
Child custody and access
Complementary areas of practice
Will and trust
Special needs children’s right
DESCRIPTION OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
Area of Law
The law firmGodinRitaofferslegal serviceswith
a focusin the area offamily law.The
practice offamily lawconcerns all aspectsof
relations inthe family withinor outsideof marriage,
including:separation, divorce,alimony, custodyandvisiting rightsfor children,adoption, etc.In a complementary manner, the studywill also offerservicesin the following areas:wills,elder
law,right of childrenwith special needs,transaction.
of Services The practice offers different choices to the clients toward the resolution of
The firm offerstraditionalway tosettle disputeseither
throughthe judicial systemifthe negotiationbetween the parties doesnotruleandthat alternativemethods are not suitable. I have
been a lawyerfor over 30 years, with 11 years of experiencein private practice and18 years ascrownprosecutorwith extensive experienceat allcourtlevels,Court of Queen's Bench, Court of Appeal andSupreme Court. Ihave gained experiencein
The firm offersas alternatives toconflict
resolution, mediation and collaborative law. My experiencein the legal field as well as my client's opinion, brings
meto thinkthat the systemforfamily disputesis long and expensiveandthat
alternativesmust be considered.The ultimate goalwiththese alternatives,is to arrive atacreative
solution thatwill take into account theneeds
of the family.
Mediation begins with partiesthat havea conflictand want toresolve this conflict. The mediatoracts as aneutral third party.
lawis a new methodto resolve conflictswherethe parties agreenottousethe court system toresolve their conflicts. Lawyershelp the partiesfind solutionstaking intoaccount the goals andprioritiesof each party.The focus iscollaboration, notconfrontation.
“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
Rita Godin's Law Office
360 Parkside Dr, Suite 204 Bathurst
NB Tel: (506) 548-5558