Toronto Divorce & Family Lawyer Services

Toronto residents have been trusting Stephen Durbin and Associates for the past decade to protect their rights and lessen the turmoil of divorce. Clients who need solutions to seemingly insurmountable problems will find our lawyers proactive and committed to getting them the best possible result at the lowest possible cost.


Family law—whether the division of assets, equalization, or calculating support—is a complex, exacting, and exhausting endeavour. Divorces are complex and contentious. Stephen Durbin and Associates has dealt with hundreds of Toronto divorce cases, representing a wide range of clients and situations. We strive to resolve a case as quickly as possible so you can put the past behind you and focus on building yourself a new future.

Only a few cases can be resolved without involving a lawyer, while others can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees as both sides argue in court, taking over 12 months to be resolved. At Stephen Durbin and Associates, we have a standing policy to keep as many of our cases out of court as possible, as we understand and are dedicated to keeping the added emotional and financial stress of our clients to a minimum. Our legal team provides creative solutions tailored to your unique situation.

When it comes to divorces, speed and efficiency are of the essence. Stephen Durbin and Associates make it our top priority to resolve your case as quickly and as painlessly as possible, saving you time, money, and heartache.

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Perhaps the most emotionally trying is determining how the custody of children will be handled following the divorce. When it comes to your children, a lawyer with an experienced understanding of Toronto custody law is essential to navigating what is in the children’s best interests. At Stephen Durbin and Associates, our lawyers take the time to step into your shoes to better understand and communicate your and your children’s needs with transparency, clarity, and objectivity. We challenge the unmanageable in your stead, for effective and stable solutions in custody law matters for you and your family.

Emotions run a lot higher when children are involved. This can lead to a case being taken to court to be heard by a judge, which can drag out divorce for months or even potentially years. This is extremely financially taxing on both parents, as legal fees for a court case can stretch into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Our Toronto custody lawyers are committed to getting your case settled out of court wherever possible, to ensure the minimal financial and emotional burden is placed on you or your children. Our decades of knowledge of Ontario family law have allowed us to achieve incredible results for our clients, enabling them to have the future they want.


Stephen Durbin and Associates takes pride in our passion for our lawyers, dedicated to the effort, focus, and hard work that your case needs and deserves. Each legal mind on our team has been specifically chosen for their exemplary reasoning and judgement, a record of achieving the best possible outcomes for their clients, and a commitment to providing clients with an exceptional personalized experience. These minds come together in a unique collaborative approach to bring all of highly experienced team, to have helped hundreds of clients achieve peace of mind and security for their future.

At Stephen Durbin and Associates, we always strive to be up to date on the latest news, amendments, and changes in Ontario’s provincial and Canada’s federal family law, so we can put forward the best defence for our clients. Having the knowledge of all aspects of Toronto divorce and custody law allows us to fully explore every avenue available to our clients and create a solution tailored to each client’s unique circumstances.

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Stephen Durbin has been practicing Toronto family law for over 30 years, learning everything there is to know about divorce and custody proceedings to better serve Torontonians. Seeing a gap in the market for a law firm that values clients above profits, he founded Stephen Durbin and Associates and strives to promote a culture of excellence in the legal field. By hiring Toronto divorce lawyers that seek to minimize stress and maximize performance for the best of the family and children, Stephen Durbin has brought a unique and respected approach to Toronto family law firm in the GTA.

Our clients value our understanding and commitment to discretion, privacy, and security, during their difficult legal situations. Our experienced and valuable team offers a diverse range of legal knowledge and guidance, and we understand the need for human touch as well as a professional one. We are committed to open and honest communication, support, and effective resolutions to your family law matter. If you need answers to any questions you might have about your case, our Toronto family lawyers are always available to put your mind at ease.

For the most experienced and trusted Toronto family lawyers, contact Stephen Durbin and Associates today and get the most out of your future.

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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