"It makes a world of difference to a client when they feel comfortable with you, trust you, and feel that you are going to be a strong advocate for them. As a family lawyer, I have the privilege of filling that role every day."

CHRISTINE MARCHETTI Partner, B.A., LL.B.

Full Bio

Christine Marchetti
Partner, B.A., LL.B.

Christine has been practising family law since 2005, and has experience with litigation and with alternative dispute resolution, including mediation. She represents clients who have legal needs related to all aspects of family law, with a keen interest in child custody and access matters. She’s also a member of the Legal Panel for the Attorney General’s Office of the Children’s Lawyer (OCL), where she represents children involved in family law matters.

Christine is best known for helping clients make practical, reasonable decisions during a very vulnerable and emotional time in their lives. Her style and approach helps reduce the emotional and financial stress throughout the entire process, and achieve positive results in the most efficient way possible. While Christine prefers to negotiate cooperative and reasonable resolutions outside the courts, she has significant litigation experience and is a strong advocate for her clients no matter the venue. She is comfortable and confident before a Judge or a Mediator, and has successfully represented clients at various levels of court.

Christine works hard to make her clients feel heard and understood. Christine understands that as family counsel, she is often conveying advice and information that may be challenging to absorb and accept; she respects her client’s emotional involvement in their matter, while still encouraging logical, well-thought decisions. She believes that even the most contentious matter can be handled with grace and dignity.

Outside of work, Christine enjoys the outdoors with her husband and two active boys. She loves fiction novels, movies, music and theatre.

CHRISTINE'S RECENT ACTIVITY

EXPERT LEGAL ADVICE

Mar 09, 2017

The initial thought of separation is an overwhelming and difficult time in one’s life. The fear of the unknown is unimaginable. The expertise at Stanchieri Family Law provided me with the...comfort, guidance and reassurance I needed in order to get through this difficult period. Christine’s collaborative approach made it easy for me to put my trust in her abilities from the onset. Her ability to read a situation and provide me with expert legal advice allowed me to make rational cost-effective decisions. A sincere thank you to Christine and her team.

PAINLESS EXPERIENCE

Mar 06, 2017

It was a great and painless experience dealing with Stanchieri Family Law during my divorce. They were extremely professional and very patient with our family issues. A special thanks...to my team, Christine, Ashley and Krystal.

EXCELLENT LAWYER

Mar 06, 2017

The staff at Stanchieri are very nice and polite. Christine is an excellent lawyer, she provided her advice to me without giving me false hopes or expectations. She is very knowledgeable.

OUTSTANDING PEOPLE

Jan 10, 2017

Julie represented me with my Family Law case. My particular file was very much financial based involving complicated valuation issues. I was extremely impressed with Julie's mastery of the valuation issues....It was evident to me that she has a particular aptitude for financial cases involving complex valuation issues, including forensic accounting and other related areas of expertise. Her depth of knowledge was quite apparent at trial with her questions and follow through questions in chief and particularly on cross-examination. If you retain Julie, you will find her to be honest, extremely hard-working, and a genuine advocate on your behalf. In addition, her legal support staff are outstanding people that share Julie's view on a client centric practice.

What an amazing team!

Apr 04, 2016

Had the greatest pleasure of working with Christine Marchetti and Cheryl Macarasig. What an amazing team! Just to give everyone an idea of the complexity: 1600 days age,11-day trial,4+ yrs of...conflict incl. every aspect of a complicated family law(OCL, CAS, Police, etc.) On top of that mobility issues - double jurisdiction between US and Canada. Christine and Cheryl finalized my case in less than a year. Exceptional attention to details/communication/court appearance skills! Thank you so much!!!

Emails Answered within Minutes

Sep 17, 2015

The firm as a whole are very professional. We communicated entirely through emails and by phone since I reside in NC, USA. The emails were answered within minutes and phone calls...answered instantly. My particular lawyer Christine Marchetti did an outstanding job putting the senior opposing counsel in their place.