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

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

Four tips for getting most out of first summer after divorce

Newly divorced parents can shape their children’s memories of the first summer following the split, says Toronto family lawyer and mediator Steven Benmor. Read more

What your children need to know about your divorce

By Steven Benmor . Most people believe that their children are unaware of marital problems in the home. This could not be further from the truth. Children of all ages are acutely aware of the temperature in the home. In fact, I have heard many times that the children have expressed relief when their parents finally disclose their intention to divorce. Children not only need to know about their parents’ divorce, in many cases, they want to know about their parents’ divorce. Read more

More flexibility needed in domestic violence bail orders

Legal professionals must co-operate to prevent low-scale domestic violence charges from turning into a lengthy family court litigation, Toronto family lawyer Steven Benmor tells Read more

The five top financial mistakes people make in a divorce

By Steven Benmor . Let’s face it, there are a few events that occur in life that can cause financial devastation. The death of a spouse, personal bankruptcy, major illness and, of course, divorce. But divorce does not need to create a financial hardship. In fact, it could actually result in a healthier financial position if it is handled properly. Some spouses find that divorce creates a clean financial separation and eliminates huge cash drains, especially for the higher income earner. Read more

Using dating app risky during divorce: Benmor

Separating spouses should stay clear of dating apps until the divorce is finalized, Toronto family lawyer and mediator Steven Benmor tells Read more

In which court will you file for divorce?

By Steven Benmor . In Canada, in order to obtain a divorce, spouses must apply to the court and have a judge grant a divorce order. Generally, this can only occur in the community in which the parents live. So if you live in Toronto, the divorce court is located at 393 University Ave. Similarly, there are divorce courts in Brampton, Oshawa and Newmarket. So if you work in Toronto, but your home is in one of those communities, then you would need to apply to that court for a divorce. Read more

Bencher election may have impact on splitting couples: Benmor

The upcoming election of Law Society of Ontario (LSO) benchers could have a significant impact on separating and divorcing couples, says Toronto family lawyer, mediator, and parenting co-ordinator Steven Benmor. Read more

The ways to ruin your chances of settling your divorce in mediation

By Steven Benmor . Mediating your divorce is an opportunity to try and settle your case without going to trial. Mediation is a fast, fair and cheap process. Litigation is long, hostile and very expensive. After a trial, both the winners and the losers, often wish they could have avoided litigation and reach a settlement in mediation. Read more

Legal cannabis use and parenting plans — questions abound

Judges must eventually rule on how recreational marijuana use affects parenting plans after separation or divorce, Toronto family lawyer, mediator and parenting co-ordinator Steve Benmor writes in The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

How should I deal with my in-laws during divorce?

By Steven Benmor . Most people think that divorce is the end of a relationship between a husband and wife. But the reality is that divorce results in the termination, or change, of a whole host of relationships. Obviously, the relationship between you and your spouse will fundamentally change. So too, the relationships between you and your children will change. But in addition to these changes, your relationship with your in-laws and extended family will also change. Read more

Mediation-arbitration a viable choice when couples split: Benmor

Divorcing couples using a mediator should know the same person can become their arbitrator should they not come to an agreement, says Toronto family lawyer , mediator and parenting co-ordinator Steve Benmor. Read more

Does Christmas cause divorce?

By Steven Benmor . Statistics on divorce regularly reveal a spike in the number of people separating in the month of January, right after the Christmas break. Read more