Nicole Garton, LL.B., C.Med, FEA, TEP has many years of legal, fiduciary, trust and governance experience. As the principal of Heritage Law, Nicole is a lawyer and mediator practising in the areas of wills and estates and family law. As President of Heritage Trust, Nicole offers fiduciary, escrow and multi-family office services to assist individuals, families and business owners navigate the complexities and opportunities that come with wealth.
Nicole is the Immediate Past-Chair of the Canadian Bar Association Wills and Trusts Subsection (Vancouver). Nicole is a member the Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners (STEP), 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 a Chartered Mediator and certified by Family Mediation Canada as a Comprehensive Family Mediator. Nicole is a certified Family Enterprise Advisor.
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. She is finalizing her Masters of Laws at Osgoode Hall with a focus on dispute resolution for family businesses.
Alyson is a highly respected child and family therapist with over 25 years of experience. She is the author of the award-winning book M.O.R.E.: A New Philosophy for Exceptional Living. She is an adjunct faculty member at the Adler School of Professional Psychology and has been featured in the media sharing her extensive knowledge. As an author and educator in her field, Alyson speaks at conferences and delivers trainings across North America.
A main focus for Alyson is the issue of separation and divorce. Trained as a parent educator, mediator, parent coordinator and co-parent counsellor, she creates a safe place for children to grieve any feelings of loss, build self-esteem and regain a sense of control in their lives. She also guides parents through this challenging time and has helped many families adjust to this difficult life transition. Alyson is a trained Collaborative Law Divorce Coach and Child Specialist assisting families in reducing conflict and working towards a healthy resolution for the entire family.
Alyson is a featured speaker on CTV News and other television outlets. Commenting on the current events that affect individuals and families in BC, Alyson uses her unique perspective as a therapist to educate and enlighten. Featured on radio stations like News 1130, CKNW, CITR and others, Alyson is among British Columbia’s most sought after therapists for her opinion on the latest breaking news. Alyson is also a featured columnist in the Huffington Post, where she uses the MORE principles and her authentic and enthusiastic personality to weigh in on news and cultural events.