Heather Hansen is a partner at McCarthy Hansen & Company LLP. She is a Certified Specialist (CS) 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 contracts, religious marriage contracts, and cross-border/international family law issues (including Hague Convention matters). Heather regularly appears before all levels of court in the Province of Ontario. She also represents clients in complex negotiations, mediation, and arbitration proceedings. Heather teaches trial advocacy at the University of Toronto (Faculty of Law). She is also a frequent speaker at continuing education sessions and conferences and has authored or co-authored a number of articles and book chapters on topics ranging from evidence in family law, to estate and trust matters. Heather also provides media commentary on current issues in family law. In addition to an active pro bono practice involving child-related matters, Heather also represents children in domestic and child protection matters as a member of the panel for the Ontario Government’s Office of the Children’s Lawyer.