William is a seasoned Family Law lawyer with over 20 years of experience. He speaks softly but carries a huge stick that allows him to expertly advocate for his clients when faced with tough legal challenges. His experience spans the breadth of complex family law issues and he has a special skill when it comes to identifying and dealing with contentious financial issues.
Those who have the pleasure of working with William quickly become accustomed to his calm demeanour and that makes them feel safe and confident that they will win the day. William’s quiet confidence is buttressed by a genuine and authentic empathy for his clients. He knows that divorce can be the most stressful event in a person’s life. He knows people are vulnerable as they separate and he is dedicated to making their lives better for the least legal costs possible.
The goal for our clients is to smoothly separate while creating stability in the new family dynamics. William is a trusted coach to help you through the process while also being a fierce advocate when the situation demands a warrior.
Early in his career William worked at several social service agencies, in particular: the Children’s Aid Society, Vanier Children Services, and the Ministry of Correctional Services. Wil’s education and work experience gave him a unique to understand the psychosocial and the legal issues people must face while going through a separation.
In order to be a top lawyer in this field one must have an exceptional understanding of human behaviour and the psychology of divorce. It is fundamental to crafting a sound strategy that results in optimized results.
Going through a separation/divorce is one of the most difficult life challenges a person will face. In many ways, it is “the death of a marriage”. The trauma of going through a separation requires an understanding of not only the stages of grief but the legal implications as well. Issues of custody and access to children, child support, spousal support, property division, debts and divorce can be difficult to navigate when emotional pain is more than just an obstacle. Dealing with an irrational spouse is often unbearable and is like a never-ending storm. William stands with his clients to weather the storm, providing guidance and sound legal advice that will see them through to the other side.
William J. Doran was born in Toronto, Ontario but has made London his home since 1989. London is also where he raised his two children who are now successful, independent adults. Wil attended Western University and obtained his degree in social work in 1994. He then continued his education at Western, obtaining his law degree in 1997. In 2010, Wil enhanced his family law education when he completed his Master of Laws degree at Osgoode Hall Law School.
At Millars Law, the lawyers and staff work as a team in implementing a strategy that is solution-focused and results oriented. When the battles of life present themselves, Wil will utilize all the appropriate forces necessary to see his clients back on their feet, living the happy, well-adjusted, and victorious life they deserve.