Raymond A. Goddard is the Chair of the Family Law group at Walker Head Lawyers and practices in all areas of family law. Ray was called to the Ontario Bar in 2001 and joined the Walker Head partnership in 2013.
Ray practices exclusively in the area of family law. He helps his clients resolve their family law issues sensitively and wisely through options such as: negotiation, mediation, arbitration or Court. Ray makes every effort to resolve matters efficiently, fairly and without having to resort to litigation. Where there are no other options, he is thorough and persuasive for his clients in Court.
With experience across the full spectrum of family law issues, Ray helps clients renegotiate their important relationships allowing them to move forward with their lives.
Ray was recently (April 2011) honoured with an inaugural appointment to the Dispute Resolution Officer (DRO) Panel for Oshawa. This appointment was made by the Senior Family Justice for Ontario (The Honourable Madam Justice Mary J. Hatton) and the Regional Senior Judge for the Central East Judicial Region of Ontario (The Honourable Mr. Justice Michael Brown). Lawyers appointed to this Panel function to support the family law court process by aiding couples in attempts to resolve their issues before their case proceeds before a Judge.
He brings a necessary capacity to identify client’s needs, interests and values in the ever challenging and changing area of family law.
Ray is also an avid golfer and skier.