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Toronto Family Lawyer

When you are facing a difficult separation, you cannot do everything yourself. You cannot work, care for your children, maintain your personal and financial responsibilities and navigate the complex legalities of divorce and other family law-related issues. Even when your divorce is long settled, you need help in the continuing process of negotiating child custody, access, child support, spousal support and/or co-parenting arrangements.

A good lawyer provides you with focused, personable and professional legal representation. A good lawyer is trained in the precise, technical requirements of the law that ultimately affect the outcome of how your case is negotiated and potentially litigated.

I pursued a legal career to help people work through the family law system. Following my own challenging experience with the legal system as a litigant, I graduated from law school and opened my practice in Toronto under the banner of Kathryn L. Smithen, Barrister, Solicitor & Notary Public. Every day, I help people get their voices heard in a system that they do not know, are frustrated by and may feel works against them.

It's Your Life. It's Not Just A Legal Argument.

You may feel no one can speak better for you, your needs and your point of view, than you can. While this may be true, in legal proceedings that resolve such crucial issues as child custody, child access, child support, spousal support and property division, you need a lawyer who can negotiate, strategize and potentially litigate on your behalf. A lawyer can recognize opportunities for effective resolution that a person uneducated in the law may not. When it comes to your legal issues, simply mastering how to fill out the court forms is not enough. When it comes to family law, you need to know much more than what forms to file and when if you are going to convince a judge to make the Order you need.

As your lawyer, I work for you. I use my professional training, experience and knowledge to satisfy your needs and your children's needs. I have been the underdog; I know what it's like to feel overwhelmed by a legal process that determines what my legal rights and entitlements ultimately will be. I have also learned how to work within the system to achieve a sound solution for my clients.

Contact A Lawyer To Learn About Ontario Divorce Law. I Can Help.

I am proud to advocate for people as a family lawyer in Toronto. I believe that who you choose as your family law lawyer can be a life-defining decision. To schedule an appointment to meet and speak with me about your family law issues, contact my office online or by calling 647-496-2765, 800-392-9043 toll free.


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About Kathryn L. Smithen

As your advocate, I will do what it takes to help you understand and deal with the pressures of the process. I will speak, negotiate and advocate on your behalf to help minimize your stress in addition to resolving your legal dispute. I will be caring and sensitive. As your lawyer, I will always tailor my approach to meet your specific needs.

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