Practical and effective family law solutions. Ensuring optimal results for families in transition.
Child and Spousal Support
Melanie J. O'Neill has an honours undergraduate degree from Queen's University, where she graduated with distinction. She was awarded the Gold Medal at graduation.
Although Melanie's true passion resides with family law, she has experience in corporate commercial law and civil litigation from when she worked at a large Bay Street firm.
Her background in social justice and corporate law has allowed her to provide well-rounded representation to her family law clients.
In 2013, Melanie became a panel member for the Office of the Children's Lawyer.
When Melanie is not working she enjoys running, spinning classes, and spending time with her family.
Professional Law Experience
Melanie was employed at a national level corporate commercial law firm in Toronto prior to realizing that family law is her real area of interest and passion.
This experience however is used in her practice today when advocating property division and support issues on behalf of her clients.
As a panel lawyer for the Office of the Children's Lawyer, she also represents children in custody/access and child protection proceedings.
She draws on her experience as a Children's Lawyer when representing parents in their custody and access matters. Melanie frequently appears before the Ontario Court of Justice and Superior Court of Justice in York Region, Toronto, Simcoe, and beyond.
Melanie obtained her Honours Degree from Queen's University, where she graduated with distinction and was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal. She obtained her Law Degree at Queen's University and attended Osgoode Hall Law School for her final year of studies.
Melanie understands the value of family and currently lives in the York Region area with her husband and two children.
Trusted Family Law
The issues families face during separation are difficult for everyone involved, which is why Melanie's practice is devoted entirely to family law. She is committed to helping her clients obtain solutions to minimize uncertainty and heartache.
Her goal is to provide practical and supportive advice to achieve realistic and peaceful solutions. Her compassion for her clients along with her diverse background of legal and non-legal experience allows her to be a successful advocate in all areas of family law.
Melanie's clients benefit from her personable, responsive, and cost-effective approach. She will litigate when necessary, but when possible she will encourage an out-of-court means of settlement. She knows that each person's situation is unique; therefore her approach is tailored accordingly to each individual case.
If you are looking for a results-driven, efficient, and trusted family lawyer, then book an appointment with Melanie today.
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Kevin K. says:
„Melanie O’Neill has been my family law attorney for 10 years!! Her knowledge and compassion for her clients during difficult times exceeds all expectations!! My two children and I cannot thank Melanie and her firm enough!! As a father I was scared of family court/horror stories that we’ve all heard. Melanie reassured me what my rights were and explained the law to me so I could understand. Because of Melanie my two children have been given the upbringing in my home that they deserved!! Thank you Melanie!!“