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These testimonials are anonymous due to the fact that clients have requested their identities remain confidential due to solicitor-client privilege.
Working with Ms. Shelly Banihashemi and the Feldstein Family Law firm this past year has been a positive and calming experience. Whether calling for advice or meeting together, Shelly was always helpful and understanding. She made getting through my divorce process easier to deal with. In the future I would not hesitate to call upon Shelly Banihashemi if I needed help in legal matters.
“After 2 unsuccessful attempts with two different law firms, I retained Ms. Daphna Schwartz from Feldstein Family Law Group in hopes of finally resolving my divorce case.
From our first meeting I realized that Ms. Schwartz is a professional who I can fully trust.
Ms. Schwartz possesses very important qualities that make her an excellent lawyer. Her knowledge and experience, integrity and honesty played a crucial role in a successful outcome of my case. The service I received was professional and very efficient.
Ms. Schwartz is also very sensitive to the emotional difficulties of her clients and very understanding and compassionate. I am very grateful to her for all her hard work and moral support.
I would highly recommend Ms. Schwartz to any individual who requires assistance with his or her matrimonial matter.“
"When I first came into the offices of Feldstein Family Law Group I was unsure of myself, uncertain of my rights, anxious, scared for my children and somewhat wary of lawyers in general. A short (free!) 40 minute consultation with Ms. Shelly Banihashemi changed all of that completely. Shelly assured me that my case would be a priority and that I was in good hands.
Throughout the entire case I never once doubted that I was in anything less than the best care possible. Everyone at Feldstein Family Law Group was very professional, accommodating, helpful and always treated me with the highest levels of respect and dignity.
After requesting a consultation using the website, the receptionist contacted me within minutes and a consultation was arranged; it was that easy. An Articling Student was there to answer all my questions and uncertainties about the business aspects of handling my case, there were no surprises.
Watching the video blogs was helpful in many ways too, the blogs are great. Jason Isenberg's, "Leave The Children Out Of It" really hit home for me. Everyone needs to watch that one, when a lawyer gives you valuable (free) advice like that, you take it!
Working with Shelly and her clerk, it was apparent that every effort was being made to resolve my case as amicably and as expeditiously as possible, their confidence and dedication to resolve my case never wavered. The goal was to achieve the best possible outcome at minimal costs, that's exactly what was done.
I have every confidence in Shelly's ability to represent the interests of her client in a mannerism that is professional, proficient, productive and not without a certain level of compassion and caring. Leaving Feldstein Family Law Group now, I can't think of anyone else that I would prefer to be at my side fighting for my (and my children's) rights, acting on my behalf and looking out for my best interests during what could be one of the most important and difficult times in my life. Shelly has earned my admiration and trust completely.
To everyone at Feldstein Family Law Group, thank you. You made a difference.
During the time that The Feldstein Family Law office, in particular, Ms. Stephanie Ansky and her law clerk, represented myself and my Son, I have known nothing but professionalism, dedication, and honesty. I was put at ease immediately, and very quickly developed trust in their abilities, and always received timely answers to my questions. Ms. Ansky is personable, and always willing to answer concerns honestly, and in a manner that reflects the confidence and knowledge she has regarding the law. She always involves the client in the decision making process, and respects the client's concerns, and does her utmost to put one's mind at ease, during a very difficult process. I would highly recommend this firm to anyone going through the difficult process of separation, divorce, or child support issues. The knowledge and experience that the members of this firm possess, and their ability to make the client feel at ease, and the trust one is very quickly able to gain, makes the difficult experience, that much easier. I will definitely recommend Ms. Ansky, and the Feldstein Family Law offices in the future, with the knowledge that whomever I recommend, will be represented fairly, honestly, and with extreme dedication and hard work.
I had had a bad experience with the lawyer I hired before retaining Shilpa at Feldstein Family Law Group. Shilpa took the time to listen to me and showed a great deal of compassion for my situation. She is also knowledgeable and always professional. I would recommend her in a heartbeat to anyone needing a family law attorney.
Ritu Horra was the Lawyer we had the pleasure to work with throughout the adoption process of our daughter. Our particular situation was unusual for many reasons, but Ritu handled it with sensitivity, concern, efficiency and thoroughness unlike anyone else I've ever dealt with in the legal profession prior. Furthermore, Ritu is a genuinely kind and easy-going person with a great sense of humour, so dealing with her was always an upbeat experience. Ritu worked to push through the adoption in time for Christmas (our wish, although we accepted it would unlikely happen by then), and as a result the signed and sealed adoption papers that greeted me on that morning made it the best gift I could have ever wished for. She will always be a very special person to our family - a professional but also a friend. I would call Ritu again in a heartbeat if we ever needed legal advice again and I wholeheartedly endorse her.
It has been a pleasure to work with Ritu Horra from Feldstein Family Law Group.
Prior to working with Ritu I felt very alone and unsure what to expect for my situation (whether there was going to be a positive outcome). Coming into Feldstein Family Law Group my adoption case involving my niece was unique and different in many ways and at no point in time did I ever feel alone. Working with Ritu through this process helped ease my stress because she really focused on the end goal. She never judged my situation or expressed any skepticism. Ritu was very detail oriented making sure all “T’s” were crossed and “I’s” were dotted.
Ritu was always available to answer any questions I had (which were many) and always provided me with follow up via email or phone. Adoption processes in general are not the easiest or quickest to complete, especially for my case. Ritu was not only my lawyer but a support team.
I am proud to say I am a parent to a wonderful young lady whom I can only say is with me today because of Ritu and all the efforts she put in. Thank you so much for all your help. I’m happy to move forward and have the stress finally taken off my shoulder. I am looking forward to the future which I can now see my niece and I going.
It was again, a pleasure to work with Ritu.
It has been a pleasure working with you through what can arguably be said to be one of life's more difficult situations. Your uplifting, positive, and professional spirit was always welcomed and most appreciated. Thanks again for your representation and helping me to truly benefit from the CFL process. I would be more than willing to recommend you, your firm, and the CFL process to anyone interested in a civil (and civilized) solution to a failed marriage.
Correspondence to Constance
I just wanted to take the time to thank you… If I ever (god forbid) need the services of a lawyer again I will only retain a lawyer from your firm. I will also be sure to recommend you now and in the future to others who may need a lawyer. Thank you sincerely.
I wanted to take a moment to thank Constance for the efficient way she handled my case. She was assigned to me at the last minute when I was due to appear in Court for my Final Settlement. I was extremely nervous to have someone I had never met before to take over my case but she was very competent and effective.
Constance is a great lawyer who would respond to my queries in a timely fashion and looked after my best interests at all times. I am glad she was assigned to me and I enjoyed working with her.
Thank you Constance , Mr Feldstein and your team.
One day I was the mother of 3 young children and a wife of 9 years. The next day, apparently, I was a cocaine junkie unfit to see my children or be in my own home. Blindsided & distressed, I called the first law office I’d seen, Andrew Feldstein & Associates (now Feldstein Family Law Group). Meeting Stephanie Ansky that day was the best thing that could have happened. The drug allegation was only the beginning. By the next day, in spite of the volumes of allegations and ‘evidence’ against me, Stephanie had reunited me with my children under my mom’s supervision. A week later she had the supervision order dropped and had me back in my home with my children, all before my drug test had come back negative.
The term ‘high conflict’ isn’t severe enough to describe how difficult it has been to see hope throughout this experience. Stephanie’s solid knowledge of family law and her amazing memory aside, her abilities to identify & express important truths, to add weight with solid case studies & effective witnesses, to bring in expertise from her team (including Andrew) when it helped most, and even to save me money wherever she could, were all consistently first-rate. What I will always be most grateful for is her gift of keeping it all firmly planted on moral ground. She is a rock with a diamond core and heart of gold. Completing the dream team is Stephanie’s Law Clerk (whom we affectionately call ‘the Wonder Clerk’), who is brilliant, warm & genuine, and never misses a beat. They cared, which held me up while they worked hard.
Stephanie came through for us time and time again at motions. She avoided a ridiculously long & expensive trial and still won full custody, primary caregiver, complete equalization and generous child and spousal support.
Thank You Stephanie, and everyone at Andrew Feldstein & Associates (now Feldstein Family Law Group)!
Dear Ms. Horra:
I cannot thank you enough for the time, effort, and professionalism you put towards my case. Dealing with family matters can be trying enough without the added burden of delays caused by other parties. You were able to cut through delays time and time again, and bring a twenty two month ordeal to a quick, and mutual conclusion shortly after taking on the case.
I believe your firm, your respectful demeanor, your "common sense" approach, and your case knowledge all contributed to this success. Everyone I have been in contact with at the Firm have modeled the same professionalism, and if asked for a referral to a Family Law firm, Feldstein Family Law Group will be my first and only choice.
Thank you very much for your time and patience regarding my case. Your professionalism and knowledge was very reassuring. I thank you for handling my case promptly and with such sensitivity.
I found the staff at Andrew Feldstein & Associates (now Feldstein Family Law Group) to be very professional and attentive to my needs during a very sensitive and emotional time. I would highly recommend you and the firm in dealing with matters regarding family law.
A year and a half ago, my husband of 30 years left me for a much younger woman without any warning signs. I was shocked, confused and heart broken. I know I would need a lawyer and found "Andrew Feldstein & Associates" (now Feldstein Family Law Group) on the Internet.
The firm assigned Michael Wilson to my case. From our first meeting to the time I signed the Separation Agreement, Michael gave me sound advice and was very supportive. I was able to get through the whole ordeal with ease and confidence. In the end, I got the settlement I wanted.
I would recommend Michael Wilson to anyone who is seeking legal advice for a separation.
My separation agreement needed updating and I was very apprehensive about going through the process again. Then I was referred to Andrew Feldstein & Associates (now Feldstein Family Law Group) and Ritu Horra.
I cannot say enough about my experience with them. Ritu and everyone I dealt with at the firm was professional, courteous and considerate. Ritu helped me through the process by providing the guidance, support and confidence I needed. I would highly recommend Ritu and Andrew Feldstein & Associates (now Feldstein Family Law Group) to anyone requiring legal assistance.
I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome. Thank you so much Ritu for all your efforts!
Over 2 years ago I was put in a position where my life changed and needed some legal and professional advice. I wanted a Lawyer that was close by and had a good reputation I was directed to the Law Offices of Andrew Feldstein & Associates (now Feldstein Family Law Group). This is where I met with Ritu Horra who was the person I was looking for to help and guide me through this tough time. She was there to answer all my questions and fight for what was right for myself and my children. She explained everything to me right from the get go and made me feel comfortable and at ease with my current situation then. In the end the firm and Ritu got me through the process with ease and professionalism, I recommend anyone who is going through a separation/divorce to contact the fine team at Andrew Feldstein & Associates (now Feldstein Family Law Group) to help you out. Thanks Ritu and I appreciate all that you have done for me.
I am a physician who lives and works in the US. Shortly after the passage of my late first wife in 2006, I was faced by a bitter custody battle with her family who lives in Toronto. Having lost my wife, and then facing the prospect of losing my children to my former in-laws who lived across the borders, those were very distressing times for me. Andrew Feldstein, Ritu Horra and Lianne Eklove at the firm were professional, calm and supportive. Communication was prompt and timely. And at the end, they helped me get my children back into the US.
Please accept my heartfelt thanks for selecting a very fine team to represent me in my recently concluded divorce case. Your choice of Ms. Stephanie Ansky to be my legal representative is highly laudable. She was top-notch in her profession, smart and exuded confidence.
I also commend my team's law clerk for demonstrating tremendous patience and dedication that I was able to complete my appointed tasks and find my workload less insurmountable.
What I hold with the highest regard is how my legal team had been compassionate and sensitive to my needs, not only as client but as a person caught in the midst of seemingly unending emotional turmoil and with no other future prospect but to manage and struggle to survive, to keep mind and soul fairly intact.
In conclusion, I am very satisfied with the outcome of my legal case and I am grateful that through Ms. Stephanie's persistent efforts in outlining for me more desirable possibilities that my weary mind would have easily overlooked, I was able to avoid making a detrimental decision.
I highly recommend your firm to anyone looking for legal representation on a Family Law case much more so for someone who may be in a similar circumstance such as I was in.
I would like to thank Ritu Horra for a job well done. She handled my case from beginning to end with professionalism and compassion. I always felt confident that my case was in good hands. Ritu knew how important it was to me that my case was resolved quickly and she made every effort to be as efficient as possible. Ritu, I can't thank you enough for all your hard work and expertise in resolving my case. I will continue to recommend both you and your firm in the future.
I would like to take this time to thank Stephanie for the exhaustive work she did handling my difficult divorce and custody case. In the 5 years since my separation I had used 4 different attorneys but my case had made no appreciable progress. Stephanie accepted my case and immediately took action. She expediently dispatched with several orders of business that had been languishing in the courts. She then proactively advanced other aspects of my case, taking the initiative to phone the other attorneys always with an eye to resolving issues by agreement.
When agreement wasn't possible, Stephanie wasted no time in taking a strong legal stance.ln court I found her to be well-prepared, confident in her position, and assertive in the courtroom.
In my custody case, my children became Stephanie's number one priority. She never lost sight of who the case was about. She worked hand-in-hand with the Children's Lawyer and CAS staff to make sure that everything we asked for was in the best interest of my children. For me, she built a strong case for my custodial rights and my ability as a father. As a result, on May 5, 2005, after 5 years of nearly unbearable anguish, I was awarded full custody of my children.
Throughout my whole case Stephanie was cheerful, upbeat, and encouraging. No matter how anxious I was, I always felt better after meeting with her. I was always confident my case was in good hands.
Six years ago life was good...stay at home mom to 4 growing boys and wife of 22 years. Three years ago my life was pulled apart from all angles. I was left shaking my head (and crying) and not knowing what to do or where to go.
I was given Stephanie Ansky's name and I called her and knew instantly she was the one that I wanted to help me. Her professionalism and knowledge could also be turned into compassion...very hard to do. She did it with ease. I don't know how I would have survived 2 years of courts and legal proceedings without Stephanie. She was able to obtain a court order for the sale of the home and alimony and so many other things I didn't know about or think of at the time. I would like to think I could call her again....if needed!
I have to admit that I did not initially have the greatest of impressions about lawyers prior to my divorce. I was afraid to get a lawyer that would churn out paperwork to increase their bilings. However, after my initial meeting with Ritu Horra, I felt very comfortable.
I am very happy that I chose her to represent me. With Ritu Horra and Andrew Feldstein working for me as a team I felt that I always had someone accessible to take my calls, that they were knowledgeable and genuinely cared about my situation, and that a resolution was achieved in a reasonable fashion despite many hurdles.
I found Ritu to be very personable, and Andrew to be very 'to the point', which worked well for me in my dealings with their legal team.
I have since recommended both of them to several of the professionals that I deal with, so that they may be able to help their clients gain the legal expertise of Ritu and Andrew as well.
Considering that my dealings with Ritu and Andrew were during the most trying time in my life, I am very thankful to have had them, not only represent me, but help me throughout it all.
I can attest to Andrew Feldstein’s commitment to “fight for my rights.” I used Andrew Feldstein & Associates (now Feldstein Family Law Group) for a period of over 2 years to resolve a very long separation and divorce procedure that consumed more energy than I could have imagined. Andrew and his team guided me through the process with dedication, commitment, and knowledge of a system that is supremely challenging. Without Andrew’s guidance I surely would have not been as successful as I was. He always was there to answer my questions, and offer solid advice on the matters that count. His knowledge of our judicial system is outstanding and I can advise that his peers and members of the court staff hold him in high regard. Andrew charted a new course in my matters, and I am proud of the manner in which he represented me, and the successes we ultimately achieved.
I would like to express my sincere thanks to Michael Wilson for all his hard work during my separation. At the worst time in my life, he gave me the confidence to fight back. He helped me correctly express my thoughts and position in my case. Hearing my emotions, he brought clarity and language properly suited for my circumstance. Michael was only a call or an email away, and was always professional. My trust in him was well placed.
Having to go to Family Court can be a scary experience. However, when we obtained our lawyer from Andrew Feldstein (Ritu Horra),she was able to take the fear out of our minds. Not only did she school us on court proceedings (without overwhelming us), she took a genuine interest in our case - getting to know us, our dreams and our goals. Our lawyer's friendliness and professionalism was the perfect mix for us to get through the whole experience with confidence and ease of mind. She made all the difference for us.
Thanks again Ritu for all you've done for us.
Mr. Andrew Feldstein successfully represented me against my x-wife on two separate occasions in the Ontario Court of Law.
In the first instance, several years after the terms of our divorce was finalized, my x-wife sued for sole custody of our daughter, on the pretence that I was incapable of making and supporting a medical decision that she felt was in the best interest of our daughter. Andrew successfully defended my position and I maintained to this day, joint custody of our daughter with full decision-making powers with respect to medical care when my daughter is in my custody.
Andrew’s professional closing arguments where so compelling that in the final decision, the Judge issued a stern warning to my x-wife with respect to abusing the privilege of the role of Custodial Parent and in the manipulation of my daughter.
In the second instance, my x-wife sued me after I refused to pay the costs of private schooling that she had unilaterally decided to enroll our daughter into, without even approaching me on the subject. Andrew successfully defended my position and rights to be consulted in any decision affecting my daughter’s education. Andrew’s defence was so strong and convincing that I was awarded court costs in the final judgment.
As a professional, I only solicit the service of other professionals with proven “value added capabilities”. I have recommended Mr.Feldstein on several occasions to friends, business associates and even Church members who are in need of Professional Family Legal Services.
Andrew, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and you team for the professional, caring and understanding manner in which you helped me through my recent separation. Difficult times require a skill set unique in its ability to separate fact from fiction and reality from emotion. Your professional skills and human yet firm approach enabled a fair and equitable closure, you were always a phone call away and I will recommend you to anyone in a similar situation.
Thank-You! Thank-You! Thank-You!
I must say that you are good! If I had used your services since day one, I am sure I would of save thousands and thousands of dollars.
Today you have given me closure and peace for both my daughter and myself and have allowed me to move on in life without the baggage.
I thank-you from the bottom of my heart, not only do you get the job done to the highest level, but you also dealt with the smaller issues that really do mean a lot without me even asking! Most lawyers would have just swept it under the mat, but not you! You really care and put the client first.
I would like to thank-you for your time. It was very kind of you to give your time unselfish by from your heart. It is obvious that you are a caring person. (Money is just not your motivator). You are very intelligent, witty and you think outside the box. You had made some excellent suggestions that have never been brought to my attention. Thank-you, I will pass your name on when given the opportunity. I will highly recommend you!
I would like to take a moment to talk about my family's experience with Andrew Feldstein. He helped us as individuals to stay whole during our difficult time by being clear about our direction. Not only did he care about our present situation but he understood that our goal should be to solve it without delay. What was pivotal in our matter was the foresight Andrew had in the case, knowing what may evolve and being prepared, and that he was.
Now that everything is said and done, we can finally put everything behind us and go forward with our lives.
At the most difficult time in my life, when my husband removed our son from Canada, Andrew Feldstein was there for me at all times, and was able to obtain various court orders which enabled my son to return to Canada. He also obtained orders for exclusive possession of our home and generous support.
Many thanks to Lianne Eklove of Andrew Feldstein & Associates (now Feldstein Family Law Group) for efficiently resolving my divorce while protecting my interests. I sincerely hope you won't see me in the future. However, should I run into similar future challenges, rest assured, you will hear from me!