Shana Maiato is a civil and family law practitioner with RZCD; she assists clients in resolving civil law matters and family law disputes through negotiated settlements as well as via court processes when appropriate.
Shana advises clients with respect to various civil law disputes as well as family law matters including procuring a divorce, child custody and access concerns, issues surrounding child support and spousal support claims, the division of assets upon dissolution of a marriage, property and asset claims of unmarried couples, and collateral issues arising as a consequence of a relationship breakdown. Her practice also includes advocacy in child protection and support enforcement (FRO) matters. Shana is currently accepting clients with Certificates from Legal Aid Ontario for civil and family law matters.
In 2007, Shana completed undergraduate studies at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, earning an Honours B.B.A. as well as a B.A. in Political Science (Minor History). She attended law school at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, earning her J.D. in 2010. She has been admitted into the Bar of Ontario and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association and the Peel Lawyers’ Association (Family Law Section).
Shana enjoys travelling and in addition to studying abroad in Auckland, New Zealand, she lived in The Hague, Netherlands while interning for an international war crimes tribunal in 2009. She also worked in a small and fast paced family law firm before beginning her practice at RZCD.