Early in her career, Diana Metlege’s practice consisted of a large amount of family matters. These initial eight years of practice provided her with a great deal of experience and exposure to all aspects of family law. Some of her matters, required travel outside of the Halifax Regional Municipality and as far as Amherst Provincial Court.
Over the years, Diana has taken on fewer family clients due to the time commitments involved in court proceedings. Her philosophy is that clients’ who matters require litigation are best served by a lawyer who has the time to focus on these types of proceedings and going to court.
Although she no longer attends court, Diana still handles all other family matters not requiring litigation. These matters include Separation Agreements, Contested and Uncontested Divorce Proceedings, Child Maintenance Matters, Custody and Access Matters, etc.
Diana works hard to settle matters without the necessity and expense of a hearing. Sometimes, however, mutual agreement between the parties cannot be achieved.
If it is does not appear that a specific matter is going to settle outside of court, Diana will then transfer the file to one of her trusted colleagues. Diana will meet with the new lawyer and bring him or her up to date on the file at absolutely no cost to the client.
Diana has appeared in the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia – Family Division on numerous occasions.
She will take Legal Aid Certificates for those clients who qualify for legal aid but a lawyer from the legal aid office is not able to take on their file for one reason or another.
Diana also takes on pro-bono cases in certain special circumstances.
She will also Notarize documents for self-represented litigants.
Diana does her best to make sure her services are accessible and affordable for all her clients.