Sarah Elizabeth Fortin
ADMITTED TO THE QUEBEC BAR in 2022
University of Montréal (LL.B.)
McGill University (B.A.)
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Family Law (Litigation):
Divorce, Separation, Dissolution, Child Custody, Access Rights, Child Support, Spousal Support, Parental Authority, Conjugal Violence, Permission to travel, Recognition of Paternity, Family Patrimony and Matrimonial Regime, Protection of Sensitive Information.
Family Law (Non-Contentious)
Joint Divorce, Uncontested Divorce, Drafting Consent Agreements for Uncontested Divorce or Separation, Drafting Common Law Spousal Agreements, Private Negotiations or Conciliation, Providing Advice during Mediation, Settlement Conference at the Superior Court.
International Family Law:
Recognition of foreign judgments, Execution of foreign judgments, Permission to move with the child (children), Execution of Quebec judgments abroad, Recognition of jurisdiction, Contestation of jurisdiction, Application of foreign marital regimes; Applications for emergency measures on an international level.
Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of Child Abduction:
International child (children) abduction, Requesting return orders in Quebec, Contesting return orders in Quebec, Assistance and co-ordination with foreign attorneys for same, Right to travel.
Adoption, Youth protection intervention, tutorship
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:
Bar of Quebec
Bar of Montreal
Young Bar of Montreal
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE :
Sarah Elizabeth Fortin recently joined the team of Kalman Samuels as an attorney after having completed her articling with the firm. She successfully completed her Bachelor of Law degree at University of Montreal in 2019, and prior to choosing law school, she completed a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University in history and religious studies. Me Fortin is passionate about helping her clients navigate difficult issues of custody, divorce, conjugal violence, and youth protection with sensibility and tact.
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT :
Throughout her university education, whether it be during her Bachelors of Arts or Bachelor of Law degrees, Me Fortin has always been actively implicated in community and student involvement. Most notably, Me Fortin was President of the University of Montréal’s Law student association, following two years of student implication, a position which helped her realize a passion for advocacy and representation.