Toni Nieuwhof, Family & Divorce Lawyer
Toni has a passion for supporting people through the transition of a separation or divorce. As a mother of two grown children, she knows firsthand the challenges of being a parent. Having a separation or divorce thrown on top of the responsibilities of parenthood can be overwhelming. Toni is committed to treating people the way she would like to be treated, and to helping her clients negotiate a fair resolution in a timely and cost-effective manner.
First and foremost, Toni’s aim is to help her clients make wise decisions about their separation, keeping the children’s interests front and center. She is passionate about effective co-parenting, advocating for a fair separation deal and creating enduring solutions.
Education and Experience
Toni has a knack for settlement negotiations, advocacy and leadership. In addition to her practice as a family lawyer, Toni has had experiences as broad-ranging as tribunal decision-maker, project manager, navigator of change for hospital corporate reviews, and legal researcher and writer for a national legal publisher. Toni is licensed as a lawyer and pharmacist in Ontario, and is a member of the Collaborative Practice – Simcoe County, Simcoe County Family Law Lawyers Association, Orillia Law Association, the Simcoe County Law Association and the Ontario College of Pharmacists. Toni serves as a board member of Collaborative Practice Simcoe County and is Vice President of the Orillia Law Association.
A Member of Our Community
Toni’s commitment to advocating for those who aren’t able to do so for themselves inspires her to be a contributing author to a legal textbook entitled “Vulnerable Persons – Legal Protection and Remedies in Canada”. Among other volunteer activities, she volunteers with the Barrie Food Bank as a Director and volunteers with Connexus Church, and fundraises for organizations such as Greenhaven Women’s Shelter.
In her spare time, Toni enjoys various athletic pursuits including road cycling, hiking, running, canoeing/ kayaking, and downhill- and water- skiing. She loves the freedom and adventure of canoe trip camping.
Whether dealing with post-separation issues related to children, support or property division, Toni’s, advocacy skills, attention to detail and sharp sense of justice make her an excellent advocate.
You can reach Toni at, Toni@GalbraithFamilyLaw.com or by calling 705-727-4242