Betty has been practicing family law exclusively since her call to the bar in December 2004. Betty is a qualified collaborative lawyer and parenting coordinator.

Betty commenced practice as a litigator, including being counsel for the Ministry of Children and Family Development, and then expanded into Collaborative practice and as well, received her training to be a parenting coordinator.

She thoroughly enjoys working with her clients and navigating complex financial issues. She is a firm believer in out-of-court solutions and finding solutions outside of the box. She has assisted clients at all stages of their relationship: the commencement and the breakdown. She has been a board member for Collaborative Divorce Vancouver for the last several years and is currently sitting as Co-Chair. She is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Association, and Associates of Legal Aid.

If she is not assisting with her twins’ homework or tying their skates, Betty enjoys a ridiculous CrossFit workout, a good thriller, and a walk on the seawall.


Certified Parenting Coordinator, 2019

Certified Family Law Arbitrator, 2019

Certified Family Law Mediator, 2019

LL.B., University of Manitoba, 2003

B.A., University of Manitoba, 1997

Bar Admissions

British Columbia, 2004 

Manitoba, 2004

Practice Areas


Betty L. Gabriel

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