Andrew Feldstein
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Andrew Feldstein is the founder and senior partner of the Feldstein Family Law Group in Markham Ontario. He began practising law in 1992, after graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School. Today, the Feldstein Family Law Group is the largest family law firm in the York Region and has satellite offices through the Greater Toronto Area.

Feldstein has been a determined advocate for alternative dispute resolution in the Ontario family law system. In recognition of his vast experience resolving complex family law issues using alternatives to traditional court methods, Feldstein was honoured in 2010 with an inaugural appointment to the Dispute Resolution Officer Panel of Newmarket. The panel supports the family courts by aiding couples in resolving their disputes at the early stages of litigation.

Feldstein is also an energetic supporter of law students in Ontario, donating his time volunteering as a mentor at Osgoode Hall Law School. Further, through his role as the chair of the articling committee at the Feldstein Family Law Group, he helps educate and guide new lawyers as they begin their careers.

Active in the legal community, Feldstein is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Ontario Bar Association, the Canadian Bar Association, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), York Region Law Association, the Newmarket working committee to improve the court process, and the Markham Board of Trade.

Our main informational websites include: Toronto Family Lawyer, Family Law Mediation and Arbitration, Collaborative Family Law, Child Abduction Law, and Family Law News.

We also have two blogs: Toronto Family Lawyer Blog and the Celebrity Divorce Blog.

Entries by Andrew Feldstein

Simple Changes In Divorce Laws Could Save Canadians Thousands

(3) Comments | Posted July 6, 2016 | 12:54 PM

A popular buzzword today is "disruption." Disruptive technologies and processes are all around us: Uber is a ride-sharing company; Airbnb is a service that allows you to make money by renting your home; Netflix is a video streaming company that allows you to watch the programs you want, when you...

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Could Justin Trudeau Be Charged For House Of Commons Elbow?

(39) Comments | Posted May 20, 2016 | 10:20 AM

As pundits continue to dissect Justin Trudeau's shoving behaviour in the House of Commons 20 ways to Sunday, family law lawyers are asking themselves this question: during separation, would that act be considered unwanted touching, manhandling or assault?

On Wednesday, May 18, agitated by a vote that was less than...

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How Would Finding Your Spouse on the Ashley Madison List Affect Your Divorce?

(0) Comments | Posted August 21, 2015 | 12:05 PM

Cheating often marks the end of the line for many marriages; the sense of betrayal and loss of trust can be insurmountable barrier to reconcile. With the recent Ashley Madison hack and the release of information for the affair-oriented dating site, it is no surprise that the internet...

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Dysfunctional Divorce Leads to Dysfunctional Children

(1) Comments | Posted October 9, 2014 | 5:33 PM

"In the best interests of the children" is the cornerstone of family law in Canada. As is the principle (with few exceptions) that children benefit from the continued involvement of BOTH their mothers and fathers after divorce.

Yet over the 20 years that I have been a divorce lawyer,...

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What Most People Don't Know About 'Deadbeat Parents' and Child Support

(33) Comments | Posted October 2, 2014 | 5:50 PM

A CBC investigation yesterday uncovered that 'deadbeat parents' in Canada collectively owe more than $3.7B in support. The story clearly resonated with Canadians; by day's end, the story had 2,229 reader comments.

As a divorce lawyer for 20 years, it struck me as I scanned through some...

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If Things With Your New Foreign Bride Fizzle, You Face Fees

(1) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 12:41 PM

Spring fever, spring trips, and backpacking through Europe can lead to the declaration: "I'm in love!" So can snorkel lessons or tennis classes on a Caribbean island. A relaxed frame of mind, coupled with breathtaking scenery and good weather play their part, too.

Of course it's romantic to have...

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Change Divorce Law in Canada. Now.

(18) Comments | Posted September 25, 2013 | 12:01 PM

Today, I launched an advocacy initiative called It's Time For Justice. For 20 years now, we have been talking about improving access to justice in Canada and we have made barely any progress. We need to reduce both the time and costs to get divorced.

In It's Time For Justice,...

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Senator Brazeau: Guilty Before Proven Innocent?

(63) Comments | Posted February 8, 2013 | 5:36 PM

Senator Brazeau's arrest and jailing dominated the news this week. However, thousands of Canadians who have been through even the most minor domestic violence incident know that criminal law is applied with no mercy and no balance, well before anyone gets their day in court.

And, let me be...

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When Sperm Donors Suddenly Want to Be Dads

(1) Comments | Posted June 22, 2012 | 4:05 PM

Rene deBlois would not be the most entertaining guest on Maury Povich's legendary paternity test episodes, but his story is remarkably captivating nonetheless.

At the time, deBlois wanted to help out an old friend. That friend, Nicole Lavigne, was looking for a sperm donor, and deBlois provided...

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Is Cyber Sex Grounds for Divorce?

(0) Comments | Posted January 5, 2012 | 8:55 AM

Cyber sex, sexting, lurid Facebook messages and other forms of virtual infidelity are becoming increasingly prevalent in family law. Anthony Weiner provided a very public display of the consequences of such behaviour. More and more, a person's virtual life is becoming important to the "real world."

While individuals may...

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Should Children Be Forced to Support Their Aging Parents?

(2) Comments | Posted December 12, 2011 | 10:00 PM

As the baby-boomer generation ages, their children face the prospect of having to support them. In Ontario this has been legislated in the Family Law Act. Despite seeming innocuous at first, this is an unfair law. It is, in the end, not widely applicable. Most people take care of...

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How Tech Advances Can Help in Family Law Disputes

(0) Comments | Posted November 15, 2011 | 5:54 PM

Case conferences were introduced to the family law system in Ontario as a way to make trials more efficient and cut down on the number of people in court. It has enjoyed an immense amount of success; and it is now a key part of every piece of family law...

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Managing Custody and Access Over the Holidays

(1) Comments | Posted August 29, 2011 | 11:04 AM

As the weather becomes warmer; people's thoughts quickly turn to vacation. While everyone looks forward to holidays and vacations with their children; they can also be a source of stress for a separated or divorced couple.

Parents want their children to have the best experiences possible, but these occasions...

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