Whether you’re in Ontario or BC, married or “living common law”, it’s always a good idea to get information from a lawyer who practices family law when you separate and especially before you sign any agreement. We provide the names of a few good lawyers and some referral services below.
Even though Smith Family Law offers free consultations, we can’t promise that the other lawyers on this page do.
Why would we refer people to other lawyers? For one thing, we often have more work than we can handle. For another, not every lawyer is the right fit for every client. For a third, if people have good lawyers, it’s easier for everyone who works in family law so we want people to have good lawyers.
In no particular order, here are a few lawyers that we have met or worked with that are good family law lawyers in Ontario:
If they (and we) are unavailable, you can get a free consultation from a family law lawyer in Ontario by using the Law Society of Upper Canada Lawyer Referral Service. We can’t predict what lawyer you will be referred to though.
For people in BC, you would be well served by:
If you prefer not to use one of those lawyers, the Canadian Bar Association operates a Lawyer Referral Service. The consultations cost $25 plus tax (which seems ridiculous, but we don’t control the CBA). We cannot predict what lawyer the CBA will refer you to.
If the information on this site doesn't answer your question, you can book a free, no obligation consultation in Toronto about your divorce and family law rights in Ontario and BC.