Markham Divorce & Family Lawyer Services

Stephen Durbin and Associates is the premier family law firm supplying Markham residents with the highest quality legal representation. We specialise in all forms of Ontario family law including complex divorce cases and custody arrangements. Our Markham family lawyers value finding a fast and cost effective solution for our clients above all else. That’s why we have become one of the most trusted names in Markham family law.


Divorces can have a wide variety of different outcomes depending on the people involved and their particular circumstances. Some divorces are settled entirely without legal intervention when the split was amicable and the asset division not too complicated. However, the vast majority of divorces will require some expert legal input to ensure that both parties are getting what they deserve. At Stephen Durbin and Associates, our Markham divorce lawyers are highly experienced in assessing all possible variables in a divorce case and determining exactly how much our clients are entitled to. We also have a standing policy to keep as many of our cases out of court as possible, as heading to court will inevitably cost our clients months of their lives and tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees. It’s just another way we are committed to providing the best value and client experience in Markham.

To be an effective Ontario family lawyer, some creative thinking is often required to secure the best possible outcome for a client. Stephen Durbin and Associates is proud of the reputation we have for unconventional approaches and collaboration to find the most unique solution for any given case. By pursuing paths other law firms wouldn’t dare touch, we can achieve incredible results that our clients are always highly satisfied with. We always ensure you are completely comfortable with every aspect of your case and our Markham divorce lawyers take as much time as you need to answer all your questions.

Heading to court is nowhere near as glamourous as some crime thrillers would have you believe. Court dates take months to set, and in the worst case scenarios, can even take years to fully resolve. For this entire time you are also having to employ an expensive lawyer, costing tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. We understand this reality and so we do everything we can to keep our cases settled outside of court. This will save everyone a lot of time and money, not to mention significantly less emotional distress. A quick and relatively painless divorce is all anyone can ask for in a difficult situation, and we try to make this happen for all our clients.

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When it comes to the custody of your children, you don’t want to waste time with a law firm that doesn’t know what they are doing. At Stephen Durbin and Associates, all of our decades of experience has been exclusively in Ontario family law, specifically in divorces and custody cases. This means that we are uniquely capable of providing the best legal representation for any custody case, from relatively simple single child cases or highly complex multi child situations. We understand that you want your case resolved as fast as possible, so we do everything we can to have the settlement completed in record time. This allows you and your children to move on with your lives and work towards a bright future.

Ontario has many laws and regulations surrounding custody law to ensure the child is protected. This requires a deep and extensive knowledge of the law to ensure you are compliant with the law but also getting the outcome you desire. All of our Markham custody lawyers are extremely familiar with the many different elements of the law and know exactly which questions to ask and what evidence must be presented in order to secure the best outcome for our clients. At the same time, we also know that custody cases require a high degree of understanding and compassion as you are dealing not just with money but with someone’s children and personal lives. That’s why we approach every case with a deep sense of respect for the situation, no matter how large or small the case might be


Stephen Durbin and Associates is made up of the best legal minds in the province that bring a range of highly specific skills to every case.

For over three decades, Stephen Durbin has been helping Markham locals achieve the legal outcomes they deserve in their family law cases. He founded Stephen Durbin and Associates with the idea of recruiting the brightest legal professionals in the area to provide an unparalleled client experience in divorce and custody cases. This dedication to a culture of excellence has led to Stephen Durbin and Associates being regarded as one of the most trusted and respect family law firms in the GTA, with an ever expanding base of satisfied clients.

Whatever your case entails, you can rest assured that our expert legal team will have the skills necessary to win your case with ease. We make it a top priority to stay on top of all the latest news in Ontario family law so that we can provide our clients with the most up to date and relevant recommendations every day.

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By specialising exclusively in Ontario family law, we are able to hone our knowledge and expertise to perfectly suit our clients’ needs. Instead of diversifying into other legal fields and diluting our skills, each and every Markham family lawyer in our team is dedicated solely to finding the best solution to your case. Our dedication to bespoke solutions and a passion for family law means we can provide the best legal counsel for any case in the area, guaranteed.

Legal issues, particularly family law issues, are a sensitive subject and require the utmost adherence to information security protocols. We value our clients’ privacy extremely highly and so we ensure all information and meetings are kept strictly confidential. This allows us to develop a meaningful and trusted relationship with our clients and also give them peace of mind during a trying emotional time.

Our local Markham clients have been trusting us with all their divorce and custody cases for decades. Contact us today and join our ever growing group of satisfied clients.

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.

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