Kathryn Hendrikx

Kathryn Hendrikx
Hendrikx Family Law
ADR, Family, Mediation

Kathryn Hendrikx is the founder and principal of Toronto’s Hendrikx Family Law and practises alternative dispute resolution, mediation, and collaborative family law.

She graduated from the University of Guelph with both her Bachelor of Arts in 1992 and her Master of Arts (Hons) in 1993 in political science. Ms. Hendrikx earned her Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2001 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2002.

Trained in alternative dispute resolution, mediation, and collaborative family law methods, Ms. Hendrikx handles such issues as child custody and access, parenting plans, high-conflict separations, child and spousal support, property division, pension division, and separation agreements.

She manages litigation in all areas of family law and works with experts including family counsellors, business, financial and income valuators, accountants and forensic accountants, corporate and criminal counsel, reintegration therapists, custody/access assessors, family therapists, and private investigators.

With a background in marketing and public relations, Ms. Hendrikx worked for a property management firm before pursuing a law degree. She articled at a large boutique litigation firm in downtown Toronto and began practising at a full-service litigation firm in 2004. In 2006, she began to focus exclusively on family law.

Ms. Hendrikx is a board member and past president of the Women's Law Association of Ontario (WLAO). She is an assessor for WeConnect Canada, an association dedicated to advancing the success of certified women's business enterprises and corporate members to drive economic growth and prosperity through supplier diversity.

Ms. Hendrikx has been a speaker before the Ontario Bar Association Institute, moderated panels for the Law Society of Ontario, and adjudicated the WLAO/McCarthy and Aird & Berlis Student Awards. Her 2012 paper, Creditors and Family Law, with a focus on Bankruptcy, was published by Money and Family Law by Carswell Legal Publishing and presented at the Ontario Bar Association Institute in 2013.

She is a member of the Toronto Lawyers Association, Toronto Family Lawyers Association, and the Ontario Bar Association.

Kathryn Hendrikx Posts

More couples resolving family law matters through ADR

A downward trajectory in the total number of family law cases in Canadian courts shows that more people are opting for alternative dispute resolution, says Toronto family lawyer Kathryn Hendrikx. Read more

Manitoba moves to modernize family justice system

A Manitoba proposal to give dispute resolution officers (DROs) authority to make decisions on routine family law matters will provide a welcome option for self-represented litigants facing a clogged court system, says Toronto family lawyer Kathryn Hendrikx. Read more

Technology key to creating efficiencies in family law: Hendrikx

Access to justice in family law has become such a significant issue that the system is in need of modernization, says Toronto family lawyer Kathryn Hendrikx. Read more

Online tool empowers self-represented family litigants

A new online tool being developed by Toronto family lawyer Kathryn Hendrikx and an IT partner will be welcome news for the huge number of self-represented litigants in family law. Read more

Clients motivate pragmatic Hendrikx

Results are the name of the game for Toronto family lawyer Kathryn Hendrikx. Read more