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Family Law

Divorce is difficult, confusing and stressful. There is one critical first decision to make: choosing the one professional who has the knowledge, expertise and professional excellence to settle your family affairs. Steve Benmor has spent the last 20 years advising and representing separated spouses, and achieving positive outcomes for them and their families. For Mr. Benmor, each case is carefully managed with his multi-disciplinary team of experts to resolve the parenting issues and financial consequences of separation.


Steve Benmor

Certified Family Law Specialist

Steve Benmor is a recognized divorce lawyer, family mediator, arbitrator, speaker, writer and educator. Mr. Benmor has worked as lead counsel in many divorce trials, held many leadership positions in the legal community and has been regularly interviewed on television, radio and in newspapers as an expert in Family Law. As 1 of Toronto’s 34 Certified Specialists in Family Law, as 1 of Canada’s 51 Fellows of the prestigious International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and as a Master of Laws in Family Law, Mr. Benmor’s curriculum vitae is a testament to his credentials, professional achievements, leadership posts, published papers, successful trial decisions, media interviews and many educational presentations to lawyers, mental health professionals and financial advisors.

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Certification + Leadership

Certified Specialist
in Family Law [ 2006 ]

Law Society of Upper Canada

Chair [ 2013-2015 ]
Executive Member [ 2006-2015 ]

Ontario Bar Association,
Family Law Section

Chair [ 2011-2013 ]
Treasurer [ 2002-2004 ]
Director [ 2002-2013 ]

Access for Parents and
Children of Ontario

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Cris Lam

Cris Lam

Senior Law Clerk & Certified Divorce Coach CDC®

cris@benmor.com

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Marigona Binakaj

Marigona Binakaj

Legal Assistant

marigona@benmor.com

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Marcel Khelem

Marcel Khelem

Director of Business Development

marcel@benmor.com

Proceeding through a divorce is a difficult and emotionally stressful task. It is essential to have an experienced and focused team of professionals who know this field and appreciate the complex parenting and financial considerations that result from a divorce or separation. The team of professionals at Benmor Family Law Group possesses the unique skills and sensitivity to achieve success for their clients. Any person faced with divorce or separation must be able to find a team of professionals who are committed, determined and experienced to negotiate the most favourable settlement for their client, or, if necessary, forcefully advocate their client's rights in court. That is exactly what the clients at Benmor Family Law Group receive.

Cris Lam is an accomplished case manager, with an eye for detail, who plays a critical role in preparing her clients and their files for negotiations, mediations, arbitrations, assessments, examinations and trials. Cris has used her Law Clerk Diploma from Seneca College’s Department of Legal and Public Administration and her Bachelor of Arts degree from York University to educate and train the next generation of law clerks. Cris is proficient in Spanish, Cantonese and English. With her thorough understanding of the Family Law Rules, Cris helps her clients navigate the court system and achieve immediate, cost-effective and successful results.

Marigona Binakaj graduated top of her class at Seneca College’s Department of Legal and Public Administration where she earned a Law Clerk Diploma as set out in her curriculum vitae. As the Legal Assistant to Mr. Benmor, Marigona works with his clients to ensure that they are well-cared for through all stages of their divorce. Marigona collects clients’ personal information, assists in preparing court documents and ensures that their cases are given the personal and immediate attention they need in order to achieve the very best outcome for their family. Marigona is compassionate and sensitive to the emotional consequences of separation and divorce.

Marcel Khelem is responsible for all office administration, accounting, communications and community relations. Having graduated top of his class from George Brown Community College with a Diploma in Business Administration, Marcel is acutely familiar with the importance of administrative efficiency and customer service to ensure the very best experience for spouses and families. The team at Benmor Family Law Group is able to provide excellent client care because of the work that Marcel performs, leaving the legal team focussed on the clients’ personal lives.

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Testimonials

“Mr. Benmor and his team are amazing. In our first meeting, it was apparent that Mr. Benmor was passionate about what he does and about the people who he represented. His team is thorough, make your case their investment, and most importantly, are a caring group of professionals who really listen to you. His knowledge of family law allows him to provide you your rights and present you with options that other lawyers may not care to offer. We are confident in their abilities to do their best as we work together in this milestone of our lives. As a family, the Benmor Family Law Group has our utmost respect and we are so grateful for their guidance and support during such an emotional and frustrating time in our lives. We would highly recommend Mr. Benmor without hesitation.”

“When I first began my search for a lawyer, I was filled with trepidation, hearing horrible stories from others about dirty tactics used in divorce/custody cases and the harsh emotional cost on the children. As a mother of two young boys, the last thing I wanted was for them to witness a horrible battle between their parents. After meeting Steve Benmor, I knew I had found an advocate who wouldn’t drag my family through that type of chaos. Mr. Benmor and his team treated me with great respect, showing unwavering compassion and empathy for my situation. Throughout my case, Mr. Benmor protected my rights with integrity and stoic determination, supported by his superior knowledge of Family Law. I am so grateful I met Mr. Benmor, and the result is a stable and thriving environment for my children, allowing me to plan for our future with confidence.”

“Mr. Benmor and his team are exceptional Family Law practitioners. Mr. Benmor is incredibly knowledgeable, was always highly prepared and was instrumental in getting me through a very difficult divorce. Mr. Benmor is tenacious in pursuing the best for his clients but ‘fights’ in the right way, trying to keep things civil, focused on the facts and moving forward. In my case, the opposing counsel tried to create acrimony and to drag the process out, but Mr. Benmor was able to keep things on track. In terms of cost, like everyone I know who goes through a divorce, there is a little surprise at how expensive it is, but I found Mr. Benmor’s fees reasonable, particularly given the quality of work he consistently produced. Mr. Benmor did his best to minimize costs without sacrificing the process. For me, it all comes down to the question of whether I would refer a friend. In Mr. Benmor’s case, I would and I have twice. Mr. Benmor is an exceptional lawyer in a difficult area of practice.”

“Mr. Benmor is very knowledgeable and understanding. He always gives great practical advice and is honest with you (even if you’re not ready emotionally to hear it). He is very patient in explaining things until you thoroughly understand them in order to make the best decisions. He is a great lawyer and person. He cares about his clients."

“During my time of great distress, Mr. Benmor was always there to support me and provide insightful legal advice. There were times that I doubted my situation would improve, but Mr. Benmor helped guide the legal process in the right direction. When mediation fell apart, he worked with the opposing counsel to strike an agreement to resume the process. Mr. Benmor works around the clock and is always available to clear any uncertainties on various matters. From my experience, Mr. Benmor has confirmed my research - that he is without a doubt the best in his field. I highly recommend anyone with Family Law issues to consider him to be your attorney.”

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Benmor Family Law Group

1836 Bathurst Street

Toronto, Ontario M5P 3K7

(416) 489 - 8890

steve@benmor.com