Stephen Durbin and Associates has been providing the local Burlington community with all their family law needs for decades. We pride ourselves on understanding the unique needs of our clients and handling each and every case with a caring touch. Our expert legal team makes client satisfaction and happiness our top priority, which is why our Burlington family lawyers are considered some of the best in the GTA.


Divorces can be one of the most difficult legal processes any of us will have to go through in our lives. Understanding all the laws and obligations can be an added stress that you simply do not need when dealing with such an emotionally draining situation. At Stephen Durbin and Associates, we aim to take as much stress out of the equation as possible and resolve your case quickly so you can get back to enjoying your life.

Each divorce is different and unique to the people involved in it. Some can end quickly and amicably, while some can drag on for months and put everyone through added distress. A divorce that is taken to court can end up costing tens of thousands of dollars, and even take years to finally come to an end. Our Burlington divorce lawyers are experts in finding creative and outside the box solutions to your divorce issues that other law firms may not even consider. We have a standing policy to keep all of our divorce cases out of the courts as much as possible to save you time, money, and emotional trauma. This is better not only for your wallet, but also for any children that might be involved in the divorce as a length court battle can be deeply distressing to young ones.

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As mentioned above, divorce proceedings can be a stressful event in any child’s life. While separations usually involve division of assets and property, the most challenging both legally and emotionally is often how to handle custody arrangements. Stephen Durbin and Associates has a team of the best Burlington custody lawyers in the Greater Toronto Area to ensure that your child is protected and receives the best outcome for their future.

Custody battles are often a lose-lose situation for everyone involved. The parents are drained both financially and emotionally from having to argue their case to a judge for months on end, and the children are left confused and upset by seeing their parents fighting. Our standing policy to keep custody discussions outside of the courtroom means we are able to minimise the impact your divorce will have on your children so that everyone can move forward and heal. We are highly experienced in negotiated custody agreements, Ontario family law, and how to ensure your child is well looked after no matter the circumstances.

If you are looking for a Burlington custody lawyer that prioritises fast resolutions and minimal financial and emotional impact, contact Stephen Durbin and Associates today.


One of the things that sets Stephen Durbin and Associates apart from other Burlington law firms is our commitment to a culture of excellence.Our team of legal professionals has been hand selected for their dedication to practicing Burlington family law with the utmost respect for clients and a deep understanding for the spirit of the law. We have decades of experience handling divorce cases just like yours, and understand what is required to get you the resolution you want in an efficient and caring manner. We strive for excellence in every case that we take on, no matter how big or how small.

Stephen Durbin and Associates is passionate about Burlington divorce law, and we take pride in creating unique solutions that meet the needs of our clients. No two divorces are the same, and so no two legal approaches should be the same either. We understand that every client is different, and so we create bespoke divorce agreements that strive to get the best outcome possible for all parties involved.

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For over three decades, Stephen Durbin has been practicing Family Law and is highly experienced with all the intricacies of the field. Over the past 30 years, clients have been trusting our Burlington divorce lawyers with their delicate legal issues and our passion for client satisfaction has led us being one of the most trusted divorce and custody law firms in the area.

We understand that privacy, discretion, and a caring approach are paramount to industry-leading legal representation. That’s why our entire team treats your case with the respect it deserves and works together to assess every available course of action. Once we have found the approach we believe best meets your needs, we will discuss it with you in detail to ensure you are fully comfortable and satisfied with the outcomes. Our Burlington family lawyers are always available to answer your questions and put your worries at ease so you can have peace of mind knowing your case is being handled by the best in the business.

When it comes to your family, you only accept the best. Contact Stephen Durbin and Associates today and experience a new class of legal representation in Ontario.

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.

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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.

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