Adjunct Moot Advisor

Heather Hansen is a partner at McCarthy Hansen & Company LLP. She is a Certified Specialist (C.S.) in Family Law by the Law Society of Ontario and a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers.

Heather represents and advises clients on all issues related to divorce, custody and access, spousal and child support, division of property, separation agreements, domestic/marriage contracts, religious marriage contracts, child protection, and cross-border/international family law issues (including Hague Convention matters).

A significant portion of her practice is working on matters for high net worth parties that involve the complex intersection of family law and business, including working closely with family office advisors, corporate counsel, valuators, tax advisors and accountants.

Heather has significant trial experience, regularly appears at all levels of court across the Province of Ontario. She also represents clients in complex negotiations, mediation and arbitration proceedings.

Heather has also authored or co-authored a number of articles and book chapters on topics ranging from evidence in family law, to estates and trust matters. She has a particular interest in the evolving role of technology in family law and conducts trials, mediations and arbitrations in a paperless environment.