Family law has become my calling because through it I can help people progress beyond very complex and difficult circumstances to a resolution which benefits both them and their children. I deal with a wide variety of issues including custody and access, child and spousal support, division of property, divorce and domestic contract, but my passion is to represent children. I am an accredited Family Mediator with the OAFM and I offer mediation services, with a main focus on parenting mediation. I am a trained Collaborative Family Law professional which is an alternative and exciting path to resolution.
I graduated from Law School at the University of Windsor in 1999 and I was called to the Bar in February 2001. For ten years I practiced both family and criminal law. I joined the Office of the Children’s Lawyer as a legal panel member in 2006 and I have been representing children in family law disputes ever since. I have extensive experience representing clients in the Superior Court of Justice and in the Ontario Court of Justice. In January 2010, I opened Carvallo Family Law in downtown Ottawa where I focused exclusively on meeting the needs of separating families who were seeking an equitable solution for their current problems. In January of 2013 I joined Audet Professional Corporation (formerly “Family Law in a Box – Professional Center” and “Alt Divorce”) where I specialized in representing children within family law disputes and I practised family mediation. I moved to Yellowknife, NT in September of 2016 where I worked with Indigenous clients involved in child protection proceedings. In August 2018, I returned to my practice in Ontario with Sicotte Guilbault Professional Corporation and I very much look forward to representing my clients in a positive and collaborative manner, in an effort to reduce unnecessary conflict and litigation.
In my spare time I love long-distance running, reading, travelling, art, and history. My greatest personal achievement in this regard has been the completion of five half-marathons in Ottawa.