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About Steve Benmor

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.

Divorce, COVID, Christmas….Oh No

| December 11, 2020

The triple threat of family gatherings, kids off from school, and divorce is challenging at the best of times. Now throw in the spiking Coronavirus infection rates into the mix, and we... View More

Will divorce lawyers be replaced with licensed paralegals?

| November 12, 2020

When the province of Ontario and the Law Society of Ontario appointed former Chief Justice Annemarie Bonkalo on Feb. 9, 2016, to study the challenges faced by separating spouses who... View More

The Impact of High Conflict Family Law Lawyers on Separating Families

| November 5, 2020

There once was a time when civil litigation lawyers handled all non-criminal court matters including family law. That is the same lawyers that represented accident victims or wrongfully dismissed employees also... View More

Annulment of marriage in Canada: A tale of two couples

| October 19, 2020

An antiquated legal construct outlining the grounds for the annulment of marriage in Canada still applies in the 21st century, though the rationale for seeking one has changed dramatically. The... View More

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate: Parental decision-making during a global health crisis

| September 23, 2020

If making health-care decisions regarding children in normal times is challenging, doing so during a global health pandemic — and while going through a divorce — is almost impossible. In... View More

How To Start The Divorce Process in Ontario During Covid-19

| July 22, 2020

It’s never a good time to get a divorce, but divorcing during a global pandemic has its added challenges. But there are many steps that can be taken to move... View More

Covid-19 Update

| July 13, 2020

To our clients and community, We understand that separation, divorce, and co-parenting are rarely easy — and the past few months have been especially difficult.  We are proud to serve you... View More

What should you do if you are experiencing domestic abuse during COVID in Ontario?

| June 30, 2020

Types & Signs of Domestic Abuse Abuse can be hard to identify because it comes in many forms: verbal, emotional, financial, or physical. Because there are so many different types of abuse, and because... View More

Can a matrimonial home be sold during COVID-19?

| June 17, 2020

Generally speaking, a home that is occupied by two married spouses during marriage and until their day of separation is considered a “matrimonial home”. The reason this distinction is important... View More

What should a parent do if a child returns exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms?

| June 15, 2020

Some parents divorce because they have different parenting styles or values. In some cases, one parent is strict, while the other parent is relaxed. Whatever the drivers were for them... View More