Sharon Kravetsky

Posted in .
Sharon Kravetsky

Sharon Kravetsky Partner

Contact
Education
ADMITTED TO THE BAR:
  • Bachelor of Laws – University of Manitoba (B.H.Ec., 1977; LL.B., 1989).
  • Master of Laws – Osgoode Hall (LLM, 2002).

Sharon has a Masters of Law degree in Alternative Dispute Resolution. Her practice includes collaborative law and mediation, an engaging process that aims to resolve separation without going to court. This rounded approach helps many families navigate an emotionally difficult process in a less hostile and destructive way. When court is necessary, Sharon is a skilled negotiator and litigator.

Sharon is an accomplished speaker and lecturer. She taught Family Law at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Law from 1998 to 2016.

Sharon was selected by her peers for inclusion in the 2009-2019 editions of the Best Lawyers In Canada in the specialty of Family Law and, in 2013, as the Lawyer of the Year for Family Law in Winnipeg. She was peer and colleague selected as a Leading Practitioner in the Canadian Legal Lexpert for 1998, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2019.

Memberships and Professional Designations

  • Canadian Bar Association 
  • Manitoba Bar Association 
  • Collaborative Practice Manitoba 
  • Family Mediation Manitoba
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

Positions

  • Executive Member on the CBA National Executive (Family Subsection) (2016 – Present) 
  • Manitoba Bar Association, Family Section (Member of Executive) (1999–2013) 
  • Collaborative Practice Manitoba (Member of the Steering Committee, Inception-2018)

Recognitions

Sharon Kravetsky received the Best Lawyers™ 2013 Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” award in Winnipeg

Sharon Kravetsky selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers™ in Canada 2009-2020 editions in the field of Family Law 

Sharon has been listed in the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory in the years of 2019, 2017, 2015, 2014 and 1998

Best Lawyers Award Badge

 

Lectures

Sharon has spoken at many Manitoba and National Family Law Conferences on family law issues, including “Pensions Issues in Family Law” (February, 2009) “Til Death Do You Part and Beyond” (March, 2010), “Getting to 20/20, Refining Our Focus:  Putting Children First” (March, 2011),”What’s Time Got To Do With It?  Examinations of Shared Custody & Child Support (March, 2012), “Contempt:  Compliance, Restoration & Punishment” (July, 2012),”and “Yours, Mine & Ours!  Adventures in Property” (March, 2013), Variation of Custody Orders: ” Material Change and Best Interest” (July, 2014) and ” Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act” (Fall 2015 & Spring 2016) 

 

She has spoken at National Judicial Institute Programs on Contempt (February, 2011)  “Variation of Custody Orders:  A Primer” (February, 2013) and ” Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act” (March 2014 & February 2015)

 

 

Committees

Ms. Kravestky serves on numerous committees, including the Planning Committee for the National Judicial Institute’s ” Judging in Your First Five Years: Family”, the president’s Special Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services, the Law Society Practice & Ethics Committee and the Family Law Matters Legal Fees Advisory Committee

Articles and Resources by Sharon Kravetsky

Resources by Sharon Kravetsky
Taylor McCaffreyArticle

Married or Not – The Legalities of Living Together

2017 | 07 | 11

The Pew Research Center reports that millennials are significantly less likely to be married than previous generations in their 20s.  In Manitoba, couples living together in a common law relationship can have rights and obligations identical to those of married couples.