Firm Advantages

Firm advantages - Stephen Durbin And Associates

We pride ourselves on shortening the length of time it takes to finalize the divorce by anticipating and strategizing possible outcomes and taking control of the matter, rather than just responding to it after an issue has arisen. This makes us efficient in reaching a resolution that is in your best interests, which means both parties are free to move on, and most importantly, it means less turmoil for the children.

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Firm advantages - Stephen Durbin And Associates

We take the time to review your matter before you come in and pair you with the lawyer who will be the right fit. In our initial consultations, we seek to thoroughly understand your goals and situation to account for the broader impacts and possible opportunities when we give you legal advice. Our goal is to give you the peace of mind of clearly knowing where you stand and what you can expect from this process.

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Firm advantages - Stephen Durbin And Associates

You do not have just one lawyer but a team supporting you from the beginning of your matter. Our lawyers share knowledge, strategies, and lessons on specific issues, so we maintain your confidentiality and anonymity. Our clients benefit from the experience of their lawyer’s peers and managing partners.

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Firm advantages - Stephen Durbin And Associates

Knowing when and how to take action in order to avoid unnecessary escalation or conflict is paramount in family law. Our lawyers endeavour to resolve your matter without lengthy and costly proceedings, striving to keep your matter out of court if possible. If it is already in court, we keep the representation of your matter focused on the facts and live issues to avoid unnecessary arguments. No matter the situation, we think about the solutions to your problem to move forward and leave them behind.

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Firm advantages - Stephen Durbin And Associates

We are committed to you and your children’s best interests. At our firm, we have a 24-hour response policy, with priority given to matters in court and to children because we understand the added stress of these matters. Throughout, we will support you and provide you with the insight and resources you need to manage the process and circumstances with clarity and confidence. The lawyers of Stephen Durbin & Associates take the burden from your shoulders and find a creative solution, no matter the challenge you face.

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firm locations

We have several offices conveniently located in the heart of each city, across the GTA.

Oakville*

1300 Cornwall Rd,
Suite 201-204,
Oakville  L6J 7W5

North York*

1 Concorde Gate,
Suite 702,
North York  M3C 3N6

Etobicoke*

405 The West Mall,
Suite 910,
Etobicoke  M9C 5J1

Vaughn*

3300 Highway 7,
Suite 600,
Vaughn   L4 4M3

Scarborough*

1225 Kennedy Rd,
Suite 2000,
Scarborough M1P 4Y1

Richmond Hill*

330 Highway 7,
Suite 305,
Richmond Hill, L4B 3P8

Markham-Thornhill*

1300 Cornwall Road,
55 Commerce Valley Dr,
Suite 502,
Thornhill L3T 7V9

Toronto*

901 King Streeet West,
Suite 400,
Toronto, ON  M5V 3H5

Burlington

5500 North Service Road,
Suite 903, Burlington,
ON L7L 6W6

Hamilton*

1 Hunter Street East,
Ground Floor, Hamilton,
ON L8N 3W1

Mississauga*

55 Village Centre Place,
Suite 200,
Mississauga, ON  L4Z 1V9

*By appointment only.

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What our clients say

really appreciate all the hard work

Stephen and his team helped my parents settle their divorce ammicably after 20 years of separation! I am glad I didn’t have to mediate or take sides – really appreciate all the hard work that was put into my family’s situation and that we can all put it behind us.

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I needed this team

If you are looking for top-quality representation – then Stephen Durbin & Associates is right where you need to be. From day one they gave me peace of mind during a very difficult time in my life. When I had met briefly with Stephen during my consultation, I was told that I could trust them to take care of me with my family law matter. Nazifa Islam and her team – Hope and Chyvonne – were extremely professional, efficient, and completely transparent throughout the entire process. I needed someone attentive. I needed someone to advocate for me and my son. I needed this team – and they exceeded my expectations! They went above and beyond for me and not once made me feel like I was just another “File Number” to them. They were always available when I had questions or concerns, and truly made me feel at ease. Nazifa was brilliant and very knowledgeable; I was lucky to have her by my side. She advised me through my separation agreement, always pursuing not just what I wanted but what was in the best interests of me and my son. The outcome was in my favour. Stephen Durbin & Associates gave me a voice when I felt silenced. Worth every single dime!! I highly recommend

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What a difference

What a difference an experienced lawyer does make. With Stephen, It was a legal experience, but it was also therapeutic in some ways because he seemed to know exactly what I was going through and his confidence gave me confidence through the process. Can’t thank him enough. It’s great to move on.

5 Star-Rating Icon George

My go-to lawyer

Stephen is my go-to lawyer during difficult times. His knowledge, wisdom, and expertise is simply unparalleled. He puts you right at ease and knows exactly how to handle any situation. Thank you for all your help.

5 Star-Rating Icon Nancy
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