Andrew Feldstein

Andrew Feldstein
Feldstein Family Law Group P.C.
Founder, Managing Partner

Andrew Feldstein, founder and managing partner with Feldstein Family Law Group in Markham, Ont. focuses exclusively on family law.

Mr. Feldstein graduated with a Doctor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1992 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1994.

As a certified collaborative family law lawyer, mediator, and Dispute Resolution Officer with the Newmarket Court, Mr. Feldstein handles family law issues using alternatives to traditional court methods, including the collaborative family law process.

He was appointed to the Dispute Resolution Officer Panel for Newmarket in 2010. The panel is comprised of lawyers who support the family law court process by aiding couples in attempts to resolve their issues before their case proceeds before a judge.

Mr. Feldstein volunteers as a mentor for the Osgoode Hall Law School Mentor Program and is the chair of the Articling Committee at Feldstein Family Law Group.

He is a member of the Ontario and Canadian Bar Associations, the York Collaborative Practice, the York Region Law Association, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and the Markham Board of Trade.

Mr. Feldstein is creator and host of the 'Ask Andrew' show, a one-hour, phone-in, question-and-answer program which streams live on YouTube and Facebook.

Andrew Feldstein In The News
Seek Canadian legal advice before agreeing to foreign divorce

Ontario residents should seek local legal advice before going through with a divorce from a foreign jurisdiction, says Markham family law lawyer  Andrew Feldstein .  Read more

Anonymity in family law litigation: sealing orders, publication bans

By Andrew Feldstein . The parties in this matter have one change. A final order was in place that provided the father access to the child on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, as well as every other weekend. Read more

Long summer break can make for tricky access negotiations

The length of the school summer break can make it a sticking point between parents negotiating visitation agreements following a separation, says Markham family law lawyer  Andrew Feldstein . Read more

Variation of a lifetime spousal support agreement

By Andrew Feldstein . The parties separated after being married for 17 years and entered into a settlement that was incorporated into a court order under the Divorce Act . The divorce judgment required the husband to pay spousal support in the amount of $4,000 per month "until the wife dies." The husband was a dentist earning an income between $250,000 and $300,000 at the time of the settlement. Read more

Validity of foreign divorce: Feldstein

By Andrew Feldstein . In this case , the applicant mother sought to invalidate a divorce granted in Russia, an increase in temporary spousal support, and an increase in temporary child support. The respondent father asked that summary judgment be awarded to uphold the  divorce , terminate the  spousal support  obligation, and reduce  child support . Read more

Family courts well aware of parental alienation challenges

Family courts are ahead of the game when it comes to recognizing the seriousness of parental alienation, Markham family law lawyer  Andrew Feldstein  tells . Read more

Urgent motion for partition and sale

By Andrew Feldstein . In this case , the wife brought a motion for relief prior to a case conference. She sought leave to bring the motion on an urgent basis prior to that case conference, and an order for the immediate partition and sale of the matrimonial home. The wife argued that she should be granted this relief because her matter was urgent. Read more

'Grey divorces' present unique challenges

'Grey divorces' raise unique issues for counsel compared with those involving younger couples, Markham family law lawyer  Andrew Feldstein  tells . Read more

Summary judgment for parenting time

By Andrew Feldstein . The parties were married for ten years and have four children. In 2013, a final consent order determined that the parents would have joint custody and that the children would reside primarily with their mother. Their father would have parenting time on alternating weekends. The mother sought to increase child support, and, in response, the father requested that the parenting schedule be altered to reflect a more balanced schedule. Read more

Motion to change: when a child becomes older

By Andrew Feldstein . In this case , the father attempted to have a court order concerning parenting time varied on the basis that the child was all grown up. Read more

Jurisdiction in child custody matters

By Andrew Feldstein . In this case , the parties met in Canada in 2011, married in Japan in 2012, and had one child together in 2014. The father returned to Canada, and the mother visited with the child. The mother found out that the father had taken all of her credit cards, cash and their child’s passport. The father’s behaviour became hostile and threatening, resulting in the mother calling the police and moving into a shelter. Read more

Family lawyers welcome Supreme Court ruling

The family law bar breathed a sigh of relief after the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) reinforced a common technique for securing support payments from ex-partners, Markham family law lawyer  Andrew Feldstein  tells . Read more

Ensuring procedural fairness in arbitration

By Andrew Feldstein . In this case , the parties were arguing over several issues, including parenting and  child support . When mediation failed, they turned to arbitration. The arbitrator held a pre-arbitration conference to determine various matters including the issues for arbitration. There is no record of what happened at the pre-arbitration conference and there were no pleadings. Read more

Proportionality and third party disclosure

By Andrew Feldstein . The parties in this case divorced in 2015 after nine years of marriage. They had two children together. The parties entered into a separation agreement in Sept. 2014, which required the respondent father to pay $1,452 per month in  child support  to the applicant mother, concluding on Jan. 1, 2017. Read more

Legal and emotional advice the priority following 'Divorce Day'

Separating spouses should get legal and emotional advice if they've decided to take part in “Divorce Day,” Markham family law lawyer Andrew Feldstein  tells . Read more

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