Stephanie L. Feld

Stephanie L. Feld
WHITBY FAMILY LAWYER

Whitby family lawyer Stephanie Feld is a passionate and dedicated legal advocate who always strives to resolve client disputes—whether child support, spousal support, or division of family property—in the most efficient manner possible. Whitby divorce lawyer Stephanie works diligently to pursue and create unique, fair, and final, settlements for clients in Whitby, Ajax, Pickering, Oshawa, Bowmanville, and Courtice in Durham Region. She is also able to represent clients with cases in Toronto, Newmarket, Peterborough, Lindsay and Cobourg.

However, Stephanie also understands that settlement does not work for every family law case; and accordingly, Stephanie is an effective and zealous advocate in the courtroom when it is necessary to argue for the rights of her clients in front of a family law judge.

Whether solving disputes by negotiation or litigation, Whitby family lawyer Stephanie Feld always ensures the approach is centered on the individual needs of each client. Stephanie understands that navigating the legal system is often difficult, frustrating, and emotionally draining for clients. As a family lawyer, Stephanie sets herself apart by being available to answer questions from clients in plain English and by being an honest supporter for the cause of each client.

Accredited Family Mediator, Whitby and Ajax, Ontario

Stephanie Feld is also an Accredited Family Mediator (AccFM), in Whitby, Ajax, Pickering, Oshawa, Bowmanville, and Courtice in Durham Region. She is also able to represent clients with cases in Toronto, Newmarket, Peterborough, Lindsay and Cobourg.

In Family Mediation, a voluntary process for separating spouses or common-law partners, or even former partners looking for a change to their previous agreement, instead of or before they go to court. A neutral third party—the family mediator—helps the spouses or common-law partners to negotiate a mutually acceptable agreement, which is then reviewed by two independent family law lawyers and turned into a binding Separation Agreement.

Advantages of family mediation include:

  • Family mediation is less expensive than a family law trial;
  • Family mediation is usually faster than waiting months or years for a trial date;
  • The two spouses craft the agreement; many find that a decision imposed by a judge at trial is inconvenient for both exes;  and
  • Family mediation allows you to keep your matter private (this matters more to high net worth and high profile/celebrity couples in Canada’s open court system).

Our trained family mediator, Ajax and Whitby family lawyer Stephanie Feld, knows the law and uses this knowledge and experience to inform clients about the law and what their respective outcomes may be in they are unable to reach a settlement. Family mediators encourage both sides to be honest, open, frank, and considerate of each other.

Stephanie is accredited by the Ontario Association for Family Mediation (OAFM), the largest professional body for family mediators in Ontario for pedagogy, tutelage, professional networking, and continuing education.

Stephanie was accredited in November 2021 after a rigorous training program where she completed:

  • 40 hours of fundamentals family mediation training;
  • an additional 21 hours for advanced family mediation training;
  • 21 hours of screening for domestic violence; and
  • 21 hours of family relations training; and
  • 100 hours of supervised practical family mediation experience.

Stephanie’s supervised practical experience was with family lawyer and family mediator Jennifer Suzor, in Windsor.

Here is the Fees Page for the services of Stephanie Feld, our Whitby and Ajax family mediator.

Whitby Wills lawyer, Whitby Power of Attorney lawyer

Stephanie is also experienced in creating Henson Trusts, drafting Wills and Powers of Attorney, to ensure that the wishes of clients are met after death and that surviving family members of each client are protected. When necessary, Stephanie can draft emergency Wills and Powers of Attorney and attend at hospitals or nursing homes (by Zoom, during the pandemic) to ensure that the job gets done.

After practicing law in Saskatchewan for nearly two years, Stephanie decided to return home to the Greater Toronto Area to continue family law and estate law practice in the Durham Region area.

Stephanie attended Western University Law School in London, Ontario, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2017 and the Saskatchewan Bar in 2018.

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