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 Posts

When should a court order a temporary advance of fees?

By Andrew Feldstein In this case, the court was tasked with determining whether to award the applicant with interim costs and disbursements in the amount of $150,000 in anticipation of her legal fees moving forward. Read more

Proposed tax changes to ESOs could affect child support

If you pay child support in Ontario, proposed changes to the tax treatment of employee stock options (ESOs) could affect you, Markham family law lawyer Andrew Feldstein writes in The Lawyer’s Daily. Read more

Unreasonableness amid divorce can be costly

High-conflict litigants risk high-value costs awards if they’re defeated in court, says Markham family law lawyer Andrew Feldstein. Read more

Support payments when the payor’s income is irregular

By Andrew Feldstein In this case, the court was tasked with determining the payor spouse’s income for spousal and child support purposes. This case was contentious because the payor’s income was highly irregular and there was a large difference in the amount of regular base income vs. dividend/bonus payment Read more

Determining the date of separation

By Andrew Feldstein In this case , the court was tasked with determining a couple’s date of separation which is vital in moving forward with divorce proceedings because it is the reference point used to determine when marital property shall be appraised. It also signifies the starting point for the countdown of various limitation periods. Read more

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