Assistant — Alana Marentic
Andrea has practised exclusively in the area of divorce and family law since 2010. Andrea has extensive experience drafting prenuptial, cohabitation and marriage agreements. Andrea understands that family disputes are upsetting for all of the parties involved, which is why she prefers a non-adversarial approach when assisting her clients. While comfortable in the Courtroom, Andrea recognizes the need for customized solutions to achieve each client’s unique goals. Despite all efforts, sometimes litigation is a client’s only option. Andrea has appeared in Court many times and has experienced success on a wide range of issues, including guardianship, parenting, child and spousal support and the division of family property.
Andrea is a trained mediator and is available to assist parties in this role. Andrea is passionate about resolving conflict for her clients and their families.
Andrea obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology (with Honors) from Simon Fraser University in 2006 and received her law degree from the University of Alberta in 2009. Andrea was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 2010 and her early legal career focused on a general civil litigation practice. In 2011, Andrea began working with a boutique family law firm in Calgary and has practiced exclusively in the area of family law since. Andrea joined Hamilton Fabbro when she returned to Vancouver in 2020 and continues to practice exclusively in the area of family law.
Andrea has presented on Advanced Child Support issues before the Legal Education Society of Alberta (LESA). For many years, Andrea volunteered with the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA), a non-profit organization which addresses the needs and concerns of immigrant and refugee women, youth, children and families, providing them with pro bono legal advice. Andrea is a Member of the Law Society of British Columbia and the Canadian Bar Association – Family Law Section.
Andrea has a wide range of interests outside of the law office, including music, traveling, golfing and spending time with her family and friends.