I was born and raised on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, in a small town on the west coast of the Island, north of Victoria. I completed my law degree at Dalhousie University in 2011 and was called to the bar in Nova Scotia and then Ontario in 2012. I have been practicing family law litigation in Sudbury, Ontario, since I moved here in 2013.
I strongly believe that alternative dispute resolution methods should be pursued where possible. In many separations, especially those involving children, it is important to preserve a future relationship with your ex-partner. In my view, it is in the interests of both sides that this relationship be respectful and open. A collaborative approach can achieve this.
I believe that the court process is one of last resort. It is emotionally and financially draining, with numerous stressors and uncertainties. It can also limit the chances of a future respectful relationship with your ex-partner.
With the resources of the collaborative team, including financial and parenting professionals and legal guidance, a creative resolution can be achieved that meets the specific needs of each side. If you are interested in exploring a collaborative resolution for your separation, please feel free to contact my office at
José Miguel A. Rodriguez
Barrister and Solicitor
235 Elm Street