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Michelle Axworthy
She/her
Partner
Legal Assistant
PRACTICE AREAS
BIO

As a Partner in the Halifax office, Michelle brings compassion, practicality and efficiency to her practice of family law.  She works closely with our clients to assist in the negotiation and preparation of separation agreements, cohabitation and marriage contracts, adoptions, and assisted reproduction agreements.

Family issues can be complicated and emotional.  Michelle is experienced is all family law issues related to parenting, support, division of assets and debts, moving with children (mobility), inter-jurisdictional disputes and considerations related to business ownership.  She appears regularly between the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia Family Division and Court of Appeal.

Michelle also prepares Wills, powers of attorney, personal directives and trusts, particularly in the case of blended families, or in conjunction with cohabitation or marriage contracts.

BACKGROUND

Bar Admission

  • Nova Scotia (2011)

Law School

  • Queen's University

Education

  • University of King’s College (BA Honours, 2007)
  • Queen’s University (JD, 2010)

Professional Activities & Affiliations

  • CBA NS Family Law Section

Law Society Memberships

  • Nova Scotia Barristers' Society
  • Canadian Bar Association

Languages

  • English
  • French