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Andrew Feldstein

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Location: Markham

Andrew Feldstein graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1992. Prior to focusing exclusively on family law, Andrew’s legal practice covered many different areas, including corporate commercial. One of Andrew’s fundamental objectives is to achieve those goals mutually and collaboratively, as set out by him and his client.

Through the years, Andrew has demonstrated his skill and commitment to his clients. In 2010, he was honoured with an inaugural appointment to the Dispute Resolution Officer (DRO) Panel for Newmarket. This appointment was made by the Senior Family Justice for Ontario (The Honourable Madam Justice Mary J. Hatton) and the Regional Senior Judge for the Central East Judicial Region of Ontario (The Honourable Mr. Justice Michael Brown). Lawyers appointed to this Panel function to support the family law court process by aiding couples in attempts to resolve their issues before their case proceeds before a Judge. Andrew was selected for this appointment because of his vast experience with and successful ability to resolve complex family law issues using alternatives to the traditional court methods, including the collaborative family law process.

Andrew actively supports current law students, education, and the legal profession by volunteering as a mentor for the Osgoode Hall Law School Mentor Program. His ongoing dedication to the students of Osgoode Hall Law School has resulted in extremely positive student feedback. Andrew is the Chair of the Articling Committee at Feldstein Family Law Group.

Andrew enjoys an active lifestyle, which includes time with his family, skiing, and playing tennis. He loves attending a variety of live sporting events, especially professional tennis, the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Toronto Blue Jays.

Media Appearances

Several media outlets have interviewed Andrew for his knowledge in the many aspects of family law. These outlets include:

  • The Globe and Mail
  • Global Television
  • Prime TV
  • CHCH Hamilton
  • Newstalk 610 CKTB
  • AM 640 Talk Radio
  • Mix 99.9
  • The Verdict
  • 680 News
  • The Toronto Sun
  • ET Canada
  • CTV NewsNet
  • Canada AM
  • Law Times
  • 570 News Radio
  • Maclean’s Magazine
  • Canadian Press
  • Toronto Star
  • NewsTalk1010
  • Hamilton Spectator
  • Lawyers Weekly
  • Rogers Cable
  • CityTV

Memberships

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Executive Member at Large for the Family Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association (2019)
  • Past member of the Ontario Bar Association Council
  • OBA committee on family law reform that made submissions to the Law Reform Commission of Ontario (2009)
  • Past member of the Canadian Bar Association National Council
  • AFCC Public Information Forum Working Group (2009)
  • Chair of the AFCC Partnership Subcommittee of the Public Information Forum Working Group (2009)
  • York Region Law Association
  • Former Dispute Resolution Officer (2009-2017)

Andrew Feldstein's Videos

  • Series 1 Episode 1

    Get your separation and divorce questions answered for free on "Ask Andrew"

  • Access to Children During March Break

    Today, we will be discussing access with your children during March Break, the annual week-long break from school that most children have in mid-March.

  • Difference Between Common Law and Marriage

    Today, we'll be discussing the differences and similarities between common law relationships and marriage in regards to division of property and support.

  • Amendments to the Federal Child Support Guidelines

    Changes will be made to the Federal Child Support Guideline Tables will go into effect on December 31, 2011. We review some of the effects of these changes here.

  • Series 1 Episode 2

    Andrew Feldstein is answering your family law questions for free on "Ask Andrew"

  • Series 1 Episode 3

    Today on "Ask Andrew", we're answering your separation and divorce related questions for free.

  • Child Abduction Law

    Though child abductions are infrequent, they do happen, and the perpetrator is often a parent of the child. Today, we'll be discussing child abduction from a legal standpoint.

  • Child Support Video

    The most common fears about child support involve paying too much or receiving too little. In this video, we're discussing how we can help you realize the best possible outcome for your children.

  • Online Gaming Accounts and Net Family Property

    Accurate and up-to-date financial disclosure is an essential element of the divorce process. Today, we'll be discussing how neglecting online gaming accounts may lead to an inaccurate depiction of one's net family property.

  • Damaging Children Through Dysfunctional Divorce

    Many spouses behave in a dysfunctional manner toward one another during separation and divorce, possibly placing their children in the middle of their dispute. Today, we'll be discussing the risk of damaging children through dysfunctional divorce.

  • Alternatives to Court

    Today, I'll explain how our firm uses several forms of dispute resolution in order to help parties reach settlements as quickly and amicably as possible.

  • Spousal Support

    In this video, I will be explaining our firm's approach to finding spousal support solutions that work.

  • Child Custody and Access Video

    Disputes over spending time caring for your children are often the most contentious issues in family law. Today, we'll be discussing our approach to custody and access disputes.

  • Series 1 Episode 4

    Andrew Feldstein is answering your separation and divorce questions free on "Ask Andrew"

  • Series 1 Episode 5

    We're answering your family law questions today on "Ask Andrew."

  • Benefits of Collaborative Family Law

    Collaborative Family Law has many benefits, and we'll be discussing them in today's video.

  • Series 1 Episode 6

    Today on "Ask Andrew," Andrew Feldstein is answering your questions about divorce and separation.

  • Series 1 Episode 7

    Get your family law questions answered for free by Andrew Feldstein

  • Child Support and Step Parents

    Blended families have broadened the scope of who may be pursued for child support. In this video, we're addressing the question of child support relating to biological and step parents.

  • Domestic Violence is Criminal Law

    Clients frequently ask us what happens if there are allegations of domestic violence or assault involved in their separation or divorce. In this video, we'll outline what happens when the police are called to respond to such allegations.

  • Collaborative Family Law – Things To Consider Before Choosing CFL

    In this video, I'll explain the unique process of collaborative family law and how you can determine if the process is right for you.

  • Importance of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Family Law

    Today, we're explaining the role of ADR in Family Law, including a discussion of arbitration clauses in Separation Agreements.

  • Tax Letters

    Here's the good news: legal fees can be tax deductible. Today, we'll be explaining how you can get the most out of your legal services.

  • Division of Assets and Property

    Today I'll be discussing how we can help you with the complex exercise of dividing marital property.

  • Enforcement of Extra-Provincial Orders

    Today, I will discuss the issue of enforcement of extra-provincial orders and provide a brief example.

  • Series 1 Episode 8

    Andrew Feldstein is answering your family law questions for free on "Ask Andrew."

  • Series 2 Episode 1

    "Ask Andrew" is our free 30 minute Q&A show responding to your family law questions.

  • Let’s Talk Offers

    An Offer to Settle, which can be made at any time in the negotiation or court process, can save you money, time, and frustration. We're giving you our advice on when to make an offer in today's video.

  • About the Feldstein Family Law Group

    Lean more about the Feldstein Family Law group and our commitment to educating our clients, as well as the public, about their legal rights.

  • Imputation of Income

    Today, we'll be discussing the Federal Child Support Guidelines and the issue of imputing income to a payor spouse.

  • Series 2 Episode 2

    During this episode of the Ask Andrew Show, family lawyer Andrew Feldstein and Toronto real estate agent Paul Tantalo are answering your divorce and matrimonial home questions.

  • Series 2 Episode 3

    During this episode of the Ask Andrew Show, family lawyer Andrew Feldstein and Toronto personal investigator David Rosenberg are answering your divorce and family law questions.

  • Extending the Limitation Period for Equalization

    Today, I will be speaking about extending the limitation period for bringing an application for equalization.

  • Pre-Corporate Tax Income

    Today, we will be speaking about how a payor's income is calculated for the purpose of determining support.

  • International Child Abduction Video

    Today we'll be discussing what happens if your child is abducted and taken to another jurisdiction, an act known in the legal world as international child abduction.

  • Series 2 Episode 4

    Toronto Clinical Social Worker Trina McGuirk is joining Toronto Family Lawyer, Andrew Feldstein, on this episode of Ask Andrew.

  • Series 2 Episode 5

    On this episode of Ask Andrew, we're discussing the impacts of social media on families and divorce cases.

  • What To Expect When You Go To Mediation

    Today, I'll explain what to expect when you go to mediation, a voluntary way of resolving matrimonial disputes.

  • Series 2 Episode 6

    Today on Ask Andrew, Andrew Feldstein is joined by a Toronto Social Worker & Clinician to answer your divorce and separation questions.

  • Series 2 Episode 7

    In this episode, Andrew Feldstein is answering your questions concerning Unbundled Family Law Services

  • Out of Province Pensions

    In this video, we'll be explaining what happens when you are going through a divorce or separation and one spouse receives an out of province pension.

  • Jurisdictional Issues

    If you or your spouse lives in two or more places, there may be more than one jurisdiction applicable to your divorce proceedings. We discuss this situation in today's video.

  • Electronic Devices in Court

    In today's video, we're breaking down the pros and cons of a new protocol allowing journalists to use electronic devices to report inside the court room.

  • Pensions and Equalization

    Today, I'll be discussing the Equalization of Net Family Property and how Pensions are dealt with when a couple separates.

  • Series 2 Episode 8

    Andrew Feldstein is joined by a Matchmaker in this episode of Ask Andrew to answer your questions about dating after divorce.

  • Series 2 Episode 9

    Today on Ask Andrew, Andrew Feldstein is joined by a Child & Family Therapist to discuss how divorce affects children and answer your questions.

  • Family Law Rules – the Importance of Procedural Law

    Procedures in Ontario family courts are regulated by the Family Law Rules. In this video, we're explaining the importance of family law procedure.

  • Child Support: Distinguishing Between the Table Amount & Section 7 Expenses

    Today, we'll be discussing whether the purchase of laptops and/or mobile phones for children should be covered by Table support.

  • Series 2 Episode 10

    Andrew Feldstein is joined by a social media specialist on this episode of Ask Andrew to answer your questions about divorce and separation.

  • Series 2 Episode 11

    In this episode of Ask Andrew, we're answering your questions concerning divorce and finances.

  • Proposed Tax Changes for Business Owners and the Impact on Family Law

    This video discusses a government proposal concerning taxation of business owners

  • Separation and Divorce

    Separation and divorce are difficult, and every case is different. In this video, we explain how we can provide support and guidance as you go through this time in your life.

  • Five Reasons You Need a Lawyer

    Wondering if you need a lawyer? In this video, we explain five major benefits of hiring a lawyer to help with your family law matter.

  • Series 3 Episode 1

    What is cyber libel and how does it pertain to family law? Andrew Feldstein is joined by a CyberSecurity Barrister on this episode of Ask Andrew to answer your questions on cyber libel and family law.

  • Series 3 Episode 2

    Today, Andrew Feldstein is joined by an employment lawyer and mediator, Stuard Rudner, to discuss how divorce affects your employment.

  • The Significance of Divorce

    In today's video, I explain the significance of divorcing your spouse, and legally implications of a Divorce Order.

  • Series 3 Episode 3

    Justin Marchand, a Criminal and DUI Lawyer, joins Andrew Feldstein on this episode of Ask Andrew to discuss overlapping issues in Criminal & Family Law

  • Series 3 Episode 4

    Andrew Feldstein is joined by Todd Werboweski, President of Canadian Divorce Financing Inc., to answer your questions about how to have an affordable divorce in Canada.

  • Tracing Excluded Property

    Today, we'll be discussing one specific aspect of the equalization of net family property: the tracing of excluded property

  • Less Is More

    When one spouse is self-represented, there can be some complications for the represented spouse. We outline some of these difficulties in today's video.

  • Series 3 Episode 5

    Andrew Feldstein is joined by Estate Planning lawyer Ian Hull to discuss how divorce and separation can affect your estate planning.

  • Series 3 Episode 6

    On this episode, Andrew Feldstein is joined by psychotherapist Roxanne Derhodge to answer your questions about the potential effects of divorce and separation on children & relationships.

  • Summer Access

    Today, we'll be discussing how separated parents share their children's time during summer break, the question of Summer Access.

  • Learn More About the Mandatory Information Program

    On July 17th 2011, the media mistakenly reported that starting Monday July 18th 2011, every couple seeking a divorce in the provincial courts would be required to participate in the Mandatory Information Program. We clarify the matter here.

  • Why Do I Need a Separation Agreement?

    Today, we'll be discussing that why a separation agreement can be valuable, even in cases when both spouses are amicable.

  • Team Parenting

    The separation of spouses is a significant change, not only for you but also for your children. Today, I'll be talking about constructive parenting with your former spouse, or team parenting.

  • Series 3 Episode 7

    Andrew Feldstein chats with Toronto reproduction lawyer, Lisa Feldstein, about the legal implications of 3rd-party reproduction in this episode of Ask Andrew.

  • Series 3 Episode 8

    On this episode of the Ask Andrew Show, Andrew Feldstein is joined by Colleen O'Brien, an Employability Specialist, to discuss the use of employability assessments during a divorce.

  • The Benefits of Joint Custody

    Today, we'll be reviewing the several benefits of joint custody, meaning that both parents are able to be involved in major decisions involving the child.

  • Settlement Meetings

    Today, I will be explaining settlement meetings, generally consisting of both parties meeting face to face in hopes of resolving their matrimonial issues outside of court.

  • Social Media and Family Law

    In today's video, we'll be discussing the recent increase in the use of electronically stored information as evidence in family law proceedings.

  • Your Future Pension Predicament

    In this video, we provide an explanation on the change in how pensions will be valuated following new rules coming into effect on January 1, 2012.

  • Series 3 Episode 9

    Andrew Feldstein speaks with Ilana Tamari regarding custody evaluations and mediation during divorce proceedings.

  • Series 3 Episode 10

    On this episode, Andrew Feldstein speaks with Immigration Lawyer, Max Chaudhary on the intersection between Family Law & Immigration Law.

  • The Benefits of Hiring a Lawyer who Practises Family Law Exclusively

    Today, we explain how hiring a lawyer who is inexperienced in the area of family law can intensify this challenging time in your life and result in dire consequences.

  • Series 3 Episode 11

    Criminal Defense lawyer, Edward Prutschi, speaks with Andrew Feldstein on the intersection of Family Law and Criminal Law.

  • Series 3 Episode 12

    On this month's #AskAndrew Program, Andrew Feldstein is joined by special guest Shely Polak with Shely Polak & Associates Professional Social Work Services.

  • Series 3 Episode 13

    On this month's #AskAndrew Program, Andrew Feldstein is joined by special guest Cathryn L. Paul of Oakville Mediation.

  • Series 3 Episode 14

    On this month's #AskAndrew Program, Andrew Feldstein is joined by special guest Jeffrey Hart to discuss dealing with the Children's Aid Society.

  • Virtual Visitation

    The progression of technology has allowed people to connect in new ways. Today, we'll be discussing the issues of access by means of virtual visitation.

  • When Your Family is Not Neurotypical

    When non-neurotypical children are involved, it is even more critical that parents prioritize the child's needs and interests before their own. Today, I'll be giving you my advice on determining parenting arrangements when your child is not neurotypical.

  • Series 3 Episode 15

    On this month's #AskAndrew Program, Andrew Feldstein is joined by Daphna Schwartz to discuss collaborative family law.

  • Series 4 Episode 1

    On this month's #AskAndrew Program, Andrew Feldstein is joined by Dr. Barbara Landau to discuss domestic violence in family law and separation.

  • Withholding Travel Consent for Children’s Travel

    Today, we will be discussing the right of parents to withhold consent for a child's travel to a socially or politically unstable region.

  • Trials: Why You Need a Lawyer to Represent You

    This video explains how you can benefit from hiring a lawyer to represent you at trial.

  • Un-Bundling of Legal Services

    Today, we'll be discussing the un-bundling of legal services, which could be a more affordable solution if you need a lawyer's help to complete a specific task or provide advice on a particular portion of your matter.

  • Series 4 Episode 2

    On this month's #AskAndrew Program, Andrew Feldstein is joined by Susan Cook to discuss the role of parenting coordinators.

  • Series 4 Episode 3

    On this month's #AskAndrew Program, Andrew Feldstein is joined by lawyer and divorce coach, Leanne Townsend - Lawyer & Divorce Coach, to discuss narcissism in marriages and separations.

  • Series 4 Episode 4

    On this month's #AskAndrew Program, Andrew Feldstein is joined by social worker and Side By Side Services founder, Debbie Miles-Senior. We discuss methods parents can use to maintain healthy and strong relationships with their children during separation and divorce.

  • Series 4 Episode 5

    On this month's #AskAndrew Program, Andrew Feldstein is joined by Dr. Pamela Wilansky, Clinical Director and Psychologist at Framework Therapy and Assessment Centre. We discuss methods parents can use to maintain healthy and strong relationships with their children during separation and divorce.

  • Trials: How a Lawyer Can Help You Prepare For Your Trail on a Limited Basis

    How a Lawyer Can Help You Prepare For Your Trail on a Limited Basis

  • Series 4 Episode 6

    On this month's #AskAndrew Program, Andrew Feldstein is joined by Dale Barrett with Barrett Tax Law. We discuss cryptocurrency assets & tax considerations during separation.

  • Series 4 Episode 7

    On this month's #AskAndrew Program, Andrew Feldstein is joined by Brodie Mulholland with Mulholland Law Offices in Ontario. We discuss entitlements and what to consider during a separation or divorce.

  • Series 4 Episode 8

    "Parenting Coordination and Family Mediation" with guest, Elizabeth Hyde. On this month's #AskAndrew Program, Andrew Feldstein is joined by Elizabeth Hyde with Riverdale Mediation Training and Consulting in Toronto. We discuss family mediation training and parenting coordination.

  • Series 4 Episode 9

    "Divorce and Business Valuations" with guest, Paula White. On this month's #AskAndrew Program, Andrew Feldstein is joined by Paula White with White & Lewis in Toronto. We discuss business valuations during separation and divorce proceedings.

  • Don't Let Principle Get in the Way of Settlement

    In today's video, we will be discussing how principles can get in the way of settlement.

  • Series 4 Episode 10

    "Asset and Property Searches" with guest, Adrianne Fekete-Romanick. On this month's #AskAndrew Program, Andrew Feldstein is joined by Adrianne Fekete-Romanick with Star Quality Investigation in Toronto. We discuss private investigations as it relates to family law and divorce.

  • Series 4 Episode 11

    "Family businesses and the oppression remedy" with guest, Jordan Dolgin. On this month's #AskAndrew Program, Andrew Feldstein is joined by Jordan Dolgin, Founder and CEO of Dolgin Professional Corporation, a business law firm dedicated to helping entrepreneurs start, grow and sell their businesses.

  • Series 4 Epsiode 12

    On this month's #AskAndrew Program, Andrew Feldstein is joined by Vitali Rosen, a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist with Rosen Counselling in Vaughan, Ontario.

  • Series 4 Episode 13

    On this month's #AskAndrew Program, Andrew Feldstein is joined by Allison Loucks to discuss parenting in blended families.

  • Series 4 Epsiode 14

    On this month's #AskAndrew Program, Andrew Feldstein is joined by Barry Kaufman to discuss the disposition of the matrimonial home.

  • Series 4 Episode 15

    On the June edition of #AskAndrew, we talk with long-time social worker and current senior consultant, Barry Brown about the current condition of parenting for those in co-parenting arrangements during COVID-19.

  • Collaborative Family Law - Is CFL right for you?

    Today we will be talking about the various steps involved in the collaborative family law process (also known as “CFL”).

  • Series 4 Episode 16

    On the July edition of the #AskAndrew program, we discuss the involvement of the Children’s Aid Society in family law matters.

  • Working Collaboratively Outside of The Collaborative Family Law Process

    Today we will be exploring the topic of working collaboratively to resolve matrimonial matters without formally entering or using the collaborative family law (“CFL”) process.

  • Dispute Resolution Officers

    Today we will be exploring the topic of Dispute Resolution Officers, also known as DROs for short.

  • Councelling, It's Not Just for Couples Anymore

    Today we will be exploring the topic of counselling when you are separated but have to continue communicating because you share a child.

  • The Problem with “Double Dipping”

    In today’s video, we’ll be discussing the steps that you can take to avoid paying your spouse twice on the same underlying asset, such as a pension or a business. This problem is also known as “double dipping” or “double recovery”.

  • Changes in Tax Treatment of Employee Stock Options

    Today I am speaking to you about the recent changes to the tax treatment of employee stock options and how that will affect equalization and support.

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