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.