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Stephanie Ovens


Stephanie Ovens is an associate to the Litigation, Arbitration and ‎Investigations group, where she focuses ‎on family law and estate matters. She has appeared at all levels of court in B.C., as well as in alternative ‎dispute resolution forums, including mediation and arbitration.‎

Stephanie’s family law practice includes matters pertaining to asset division, spousal support, child ‎support, and drafting and advising on cohabitation, marriage, and separation agreements. Her estate ‎practice covers a broad spectrum, and includes wills variation claims, removing personal representatives, ‎the validity of wills, debt and common law trust claims, Committeeship applications, and claims relating to ‎documents that do not meet the formality requirements of a will in B.C.‎

Stephanie’s practice also includes situations where estate matters and family law intersect, including ‎seeking support against an estate, enforcing family law agreements against an estate, and issues of ‎contested separation and spousal status.‎

Stephanie is a regular contributor to the Continuing Legal Education Society of B.C.’s family law ‎publications.‎

Bar admissionsBritish Columbia, 2018
  • English
  • J.D., University of Toronto, 2017‎
  • B.A., McGill University, 2012‎


  • Nicholas Bala Award for Excellence in Children and Family Law, 2017 ‎
  • Leadership Award Scholarship, 2016‎
  • First Place Appellant’s Factum, Walsh Family Law Moot, 2016‎

Publications and media

  • Co-author, Child Support Guidelines Chapter, CLEBC Annotated Family Practice 2019-2024 updates
  • Co-author, Chapter 13: Family Law Agreement Clauses for Businesses, Investments, and Corporations, CLE Family Law Agreements: Annotated Precedents 2022-2023 updates
  • Co-author, Family Law Chapter, CLEBC Annual Review of Law and Practice 2018-2023 updates
  • Co-author, Spousal Support Chapter, CLEBC Family Law Sourcebook for British Columbia 2019 ‎
  • Co-author, “The Joint Expert Regime in Family Law & Related Issues”, CLEBC Family Law Conference 2017

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Vancouver Bar Association