Helen Sterling Clarke
FAMILY LAWYER AND MEDIATOR – B.A, J.D, L.L.B.
Since 1992, Helen Sterling Clarke has helped families facing separation, divorce and the passing of their loved ones, in a dignified and financially responsible way. She is a graduate of Queens University in Ontario and the University of Notre Dame in the United States.
The results of legal representation have tremendous, often life changing impact on families and the individuals within them, Helen blends two very different aspects of herself into her practice. On one hand, she is tough: Very pleasant, but no nonsense. She uses practical solutions to persuade opposing parties; she uses natural business ability to bring about best results; she represents you in creative and strategic ways that delivers optimum results. On the other hand, Helen is approachable and compassionate… and she listens to you.
Helen has advised on the full range of custody, access, support and property issues. She has extensive family law experience, including property removal and child abduction inter-provincially and internationally, complex custody and access matters and high-conflict cases.
In Estate matters, Helen typically probates wills. She also represents individuals in contesting and defending wills and powers of attorneys at court, in negotiation and in mediation.
A skilled mediator since 1998, Helen understands that while it is often better to mediate or negotiate a solution to your family or estates issue, sometimes those avenues are unavailable or quite simply, for various reasons, litigating in court is more appropriate. Suffice it to say, her colleagues then know her to be a spirited and tireless opponent.
Helen appears regularly in the Ontario Court of Justice and Superior Court of Justice and represents clients in all preparations, including case and settlement conferences, application hearings, motions and trials.
Helen has a longstanding interest in local and international community development and youth-focused initiatives. She is a member of the Peel Law Association and the Ontario Association of Family Mediators.
Phone: (905) 793-0557