The multitude of legal issues such as child custody and access, spousal support and division of property may seem bewildering at a time when you’re dealing with the pain and stress of a divorce. At Nancy Pringle Law, you’ll find a family lawyer in Sarnia with the experience and objectivity to offer you practical advice on how to protect your family’s future.
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Nancy M. Pringle
Following her call to the bar more than 22 years ago, Nancy Pringle has practised exclusively in the area of Family and Divorce Law.
Her fields include the development of parenting plans (custody and access issues), calculations of child support under various scenarios and other child related expenses, quantification of the amount and duration of spousal support (if any), rights of married couples to the occupation and sale of the matrimonial home, equalization of net family property for married parties, the unique rights of common law partners and divorce proceedings. The newly emerging law on Parentage as a result of the existence of the non-traditional family unit is also of interest to her.
Nancy has extensive experience as a trial lawyer, advocacy in the Mediation process and other “out of court settlement” discussions on behalf of her client together with client representation at various steps in the litigation process. She has been trained in Collaborative Law.
Her approach to each case is results oriented. Nancy’s method is strong on realizing the obvious, identifying problem areas and helping her client understand the legal steps and relevant law. She and her staff work closely with the client to ensure the most effective representation of her client’s interests and overall outcome. It is common for many people to feel emotionally charged and even out of control when caught in the midst of a family law matter. Nancy recognizes this and to the extent possible seeks to address those emotions in a respectful way.
Nancy is a member of the Executive Council of the Ontario Bar Association, member of the Family Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association and member of the Lambton Law Association. She is married and the mother of 2 children. Nancy was born and raised in Sarnia, Ontario. She lives and works in her home community.
Joel JWG Szaefer
Joel began his family law practice in 2016, after having completed his Articles at a Lambton County civil litigation firm. Joel’s practice is limited exclusively to family law, including issues of custody, access, child support, spousal support, marital property, marriage and domestic contracts, and adoptions. Joel advocates for his clients’ rights in all levels of Family Court.
Joel prides himself on a results-driven practice in which he focuses on discovering practical solutions for families struggling with the challenges of a separation. He analyzes his clients’ cases and provides them with guidance on how to proceed in their best interest, whether through mediation, negotiation, or litigation.
Joel completed his Honours Bachelor’s degree, his Master’s degree, and his Juris Doctorate at the nearby University of Western Ontario. Joel focused his education primarily on family law. He was the Coordinator of the London Chapter of the Family Law Project, a Pro Bono Students Canada initiative aimed at providing family law assistance to low-income individuals and was a caseworker at Western’s Community Legal Services, where he had full carriage of litigation files, including family law files. Joel is currently a member of the Canadian Bar Association, Ontario Bar Association, and Lambton Law Association.
Born and raised in Lambton County, Joel is happy to be back home practicing family law. When not in court, Joel enjoys volunteering and attending theatre as both a patron and an actor.