Johanna M. Stein
Johanna Stein has practiced exclusively in the field of family law for nearly 10 years. Johanna supports her clients in all areas of family law, including those relating to children, support, property division, and drafting marriage and separation agreements.
As a family law mediator and collaborative law professional, Johanna strives to resolve her clients’ matters out of court whenever possible. To learn more about alternatives to litigation, please visit the Collaborative Divorce Vancouver. and Mediate B.C. websites.
Johanna has significant litigation experience and has advocated for clients at all levels of court in British Columbia, representing their interests in matters such as parenting disputes, property division claims, mobility issues, support claims, and guardianship applications.
Johanna has influenced Canadian divorce law with her work on Dedes v. Dedes, 2015 BCCA 194, a case which clarifies the material change of circumstances test when seeking to vary orders made under the Divorce Act.
Johanna is committed to making family law advice and out of court resolutions accessible to the public. To that end, she regularly presents on family law topics at workshops and events in Vancouver and conducts pro bono mediations through the BC Supreme Court referral program.
Dalhousie University, LL.B
University of King's College, B.A. (Hons.)
Accredited Family Law Mediator, Law Society of BC, 2017
Collaborative Divorce Training, 2017
Year of Call: 2011 (B.C.)
- Member, Canadian Bar Association
- Member, Vancouver Bar Association
- Student Mentor, UBC Peter A. Allard School of Law