Steven Benmor

Steven Benmor
Benmor Family Law Group

Principal of the Benmor Family Law Group in Toronto, family law lawyer Steven Benmor has represented clients through all stages of divorce and separation and works closely with experts in related disciplines.

Called to the Ontario Bar in 1994, Mr. Benmor holds a Masters of Laws degree in family law, is certified as a family law specialist by the Law Society of Ontario and is an adjunct professor of family law at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University.

Mr. Benmor has held many executive positions in the legal community and is member of The Advocates Society, the Toronto Lawyers Association and the Family Lawyers Association.

Educator, negotiator and litigator, Mr. Benmor co-author of “The TASK - The Trusted Advisor’s Survival Kit."

Steven Benmor Posts

What happens in a divorce if one parent is an alcoholic?

By Steven Benmor There are many different reasons why people separate. One of the top reasons is alcoholism. In cases where one spouse is suffering from alcoholism, also known as Alcohol Use Disorder, the family is in a state of disfunction and chaos. Read more

Selling a home in a divorce can be tricky: Benmor

Selling a house during a divorce is not a simple matter of putting a For Sale sign in the front yard, and seeking legal advice is a sound investment in the process, says Toronto family lawyer and mediator Steven Benmor. Read more

Why do you need a separation agreement?

By Steven Benmor Many people who separate do not understand what legal steps need to be taken in order to conclude their marriage. Read more

Annulments — A 19th century notion with a 21st century twist

A legal construct of the 1800s outlining the grounds for annulment still applies in the 21st century, though the rationale for seeking one has changed dramatically, says Toronto family lawyer and mediator Steven Benmor. Read more

How to get through a divorce without going broke

By Steven Benmor Nobody plans to divorce. There is no such thing as a savings plan for divorce. Financial advisors rarely recommend strategies to prepare their clients for divorce. For almost everybody, divorce is an unanticipated major life-changing event for which there was no financial plan. Read more

The three things you can’t afford to lose during your divorce

By Steven Benmor Nothing can be a bigger loss than the loss of your family life following divorce. Most people going through divorce lose their home, their spouse and the normal relationships they used to have with their children. Read more

What your children need to hear about your divorce

By Steven Benmor Telling your kids about how babies are born or why bad things happen to good people is hard. Telling them why you are leaving their mother or father is harder. Read more

Mediating ‘grey’ divorce takes a different approach: Benmor

Getting to know your client in a “grey” divorce case is essential, says Toronto family lawyer and mediator Steven Benmor. Read more

Choice of school for children can add conflict to divorce

School choice can be a major source of tension following divorce, says Toronto family lawyer and mediator Steven Benmor. Read more

Divorce mediation is not for everybody

By Steven Benmor In the last 20 years, mediation has become the panacea for many legal disputes. From employment, to human rights, to child protection, to personal injury, and for divorce, clients, lawyers and judges have all been seeking to use mediation to resolve all types of legal disputes. Read more

Who gets the cottage in divorce?

By Steven Benmor Although the family cottage is a valuable asset, it is also an emotional topic. For many families, the cottage is where the family came together, celebrated happy moments and bonded as a unit. So when spouses face divorce, it is not uncommon for questions to arise regarding ownership and use of the cottage. Read more

Parenting co-ordinators can help smooth post-divorce bumps

Parenting co-ordinators can help former spouses settle the inevitable post-divorce disputes that arise between them, says Toronto family lawyer and mediator Steven Benmor. Read more

Divorce litigation via Skype

By Steven Benmor Cross-examination is the questioning of a party in order to evaluate the truth of that person’s testimony and to gain admissions. In the U.S., this is called a deposition. In Ontario, it is called an examination for discovery in civil cases and questioning in divorce cases. Read more

Mediation underused for settling temporary issues in divorce

Mediation is underrated as a technique for resolving temporary or interim issues between splitting couples, says Toronto family lawyer Steven Benmor. Read more

Why do I need a lawyer to settle my divorce?

By Steven Benmor . No one plans for divorce. It’s an event that is unanticipated, unforeseen and, most certainly, unaffordable. Moreover, legal fees are very expensive. Read More at Benmor Family Law Group Blog Read more