Michelle Axworthy

Michelle Axworthy
Legal Assistant

To book an appointment or consultation, please call (902) 491-6810. 

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 in 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.

Michelle is the current vice president of the Canadian Bar Association of Nova Scotia, and Vice-Chair of the CBANS family law section.


Bar Admission

  • Nova Scotia (2011)

Law School

  • Queen's University


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

Professional Activities & Affiliations

  • Vice President, CBA NS Family Law Section (2022 – )
  • Vice – Chair, CBA-NS  Family Law (2022 – )
  • CBA-NS Professional Development Committee
  • CBA-NS, member of Board – Treasurer (2022-)

Law Society Memberships

  • Nova Scotia Barristers' Society
  • Canadian Bar Association


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  • French