Kirstin E. Menzies

Family Law Mediator & Collaborative Lawyer

Kirstin has practiced family law since her call to the bar of British Columbia in August 2007. She has focused on out of court processes since 2013, as she believes that these promote the healthiest outcomes possible for all those involved; in particular, the children. Kirstin’s preference is to help families find solutions in her role as family law mediator. She also acts as legal counsel in certain circumstances.

Juris Doctor
University of British Columbia
Faculty of Law

Bachelor of Science, with distinction
University of Victoria
Faculty of Social Sciences
(Major in Psychology)


About Kirstin E. Menzies

Kirstin welcomes the opportunity to assist her clients in settling their separation and divorce issues, as efficiently as possible, on their own terms, all while retaining control of the process. If you are looking for a mediator or family lawyer, who is both compassionate and effective, we invite you to contact us to schedule a consultation. We can help you find the process that is best suited to resolving your unique separation.

Kirstin graduated with distinction from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology prior to attending law school at the University of British Columbia. After living and working in the Vancouver area for 10 years following law school, in 2017 she returned home to Vancouver Island and established Menzies Family Law in Victoria.

Kirstin is experienced and skilled as an advocate, having appeared in both the Provincial and Supreme Courts of British Columbia in separation and divorce cases. However, she observed that going to court, although sometimes necessary, often produced disappointing results for families. The adversarial process can further fuel existing conflict. So, Kirstin decided to pursue further training, and since 2013 has been qualified as a Family Law Mediator and Collaborative Law Professional. She was admitted as a member of the BC Collaborative Roster Society in 2015, which requires both training and experience, and a commitment to continuing education and work annually, in Collaborative Practice. Menzies Family Law has extensive experience in negotiated, mediated, and Collaborative settlements of family law cases involving parenting arrangements, division of family property and debts, and support issues.

Kirstin lives in the West Shore of Victoria, BC, and is able to serve clients throughout Greater Victoria, Vancouver Island, and British Columbia. She is a mother of two, and her favourite things include: her children’s laughter, coffee, rare moments of solitude, and being outside near the water.

Areas of Practice

Family Law, Mediation, and Collaborative Family Law

Stephanie Petko

Legal Assistant

Stephanie’s career as a Legal Assistant has spanned over 30 years. Since 2020, she has brought her passion for organization to Menzies Family Law, handling the essential administrative tasks with care and efficiency. Stephanie’s invaluable assistance allows Kirstin to provide the best possible service to clients.

Along with her warm and welcoming nature, Stephanie provides a high-level of compassion and support to the clients of Menzies Family Law. Stephanie works remotely from her office in the Fraser Valley, BC.

About Kirstin

Kirstin Menzies has over 15 years of experience in family law. She focuses on family law mediation and other out of court processes.


Kirstin is certified as a Family Law Mediator, and can guide you towards resolution in an efficient and structured way.

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Kirstin helps people settle family law matters on their own terms, while retaining control of the process.

Menzies Family Law in Victoria

Family Conflict ∞ Peaceful Resolution
Kirstin E. Menzies* B.Sc., J.D. is here to help.
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Menzies Family Law acknowledges with respect and gratitude – the Lekwungen speaking peoples of the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations – and also the WSÁNEĆ First Nation – on whose traditional and unceded territory we do our work. We honour our hosts, whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

*Law Corporation, doing business as Menzies Family Law

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(250) 940-2088


317-877 Goldstream Avenue
Victoria, BC V9B 2X8

Online Appointments
Available throughout BC
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