Nicole Garton, founder and principal of Heritage Law, is a lawyer, mediator and parenting coordinator of family law, wills and estates matters.
Nicole is accredited by the Law Society of BC to act as a Family Law Mediator, Parenting Coordinator and Family Law Arbitrator. Nicole is certified by Family Mediation Canada as a Comprehensive Family Mediator. Nicole serves as a Lead Mediator in the Mediate BC Family Mediation Program.
In her solicitors practice, Nicole advises on all aspects of estate planning and administration including the preparation of wills, powers of attorney, representation agreements and inter vivos trusts, as well as applications for probate and letters of administration. Nicole has a particular interest in blended families and regularly drafts pre and post nuptual agreements as part of a comprehensive estate plan.
In her dispute resolution practice, Nicole focuses on the restructuring of families resulting from separation and divorce, wills and estate challenges and elder care and management. Nicole is skilled in the use of various collaborative interventions, including mediation, collaborative family law and parenting coordination.
Nicole received a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of British Columbia and was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 2001. Nicole is a member the Estate Planning Council of BC, the BC Collaborative Roster Society, the Civil and Family Rosters of Mediate BC and the BC Parenting Coordinator Roster Society. Nicole is on the executive of the Canadian Bar Association Wills and Estates and Elder Law Sections.
Nicole volunteers with a number of community non-profit organizations and is a recipient of the Business in Vancouver Top Forty Under 40 Award.