What We Do

We focus on all aspects of family law!

Divorce

Custody & Access

Spousal Support

Child Support

Property Division

Domestic Contracts

Independent Legal Advice

Unbundled Services

Why Us

Dignity

 

Your family law matter is important to us, and it deserves our respect and care. We listen to your concerns and take them into account to work toward a solution that makes sense for you.

Dedicated

We are available when you need us. We promptly respond to your calls and emails, answer your questions, and make sure that you are always updated about what is happening in your case. We strive to keep you involved in your matter by asking for your input and having you review important documents before they are submitted.

Cost-Effective

The cost of legal representation can be a concern. We know that you need cost-effective, common sense solutions that fit into your life, not unnecessary litigation and fees. We work with you to minimize your legal fees wherever possible.

Integrity

We do not make promises we cannot keep. We do our best to let you know all of your options for negotiation, litigation and settlement.

We practice in all areas of family law. We would be glad to try to assist you in your family law matter. Please contact us to learn how we may be able to help you. We’re in this together.

About Us

Heley Shapiro, Principal Lawyer

I am the founder of Shapiro Family Lawyers, a boutique family law firm in the Greater Toronto Area. My practice focuses on all aspects of family law including custody, access, child and spousal support, divorce, domestic contracts ranging from marriage contracts, cohabitation agreements, and separation agreements, and property related issues. I have extensive experience resolving matters through negotiation, collaborative family law, and litigation. I have successfully advocated on behalf of my clients before the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice throughout the Greater Toronto Area.

I was called to the bar in 2011 and have exclusively practiced family law ever since.  Prior to starting my own family law practice, I was an associate at a prominent family law firm in the Peel Region under the mentorship of a now Superior Court Justice. I also previously worked as a Law Clerk for the Honourable Justice Edna Arbel at the Supreme Court of Israel.

I have proudly gained a reputation for being a compassionate and personable lawyer. It is important that my clients feel comfortable and at ease with me. I believe in taking a client-focused and results-driven approach to client matters with an aim at preserving the integrity of the family.

Heley can be reached at heley@shapirofamilylawyers.com.

Elana Tolensky, Associate Lawyer

Elana brings commitment, critical-thinking, and strong advocacy skills to each one of her family law clients’ matters. She works hard to protect her clients’ legal rights and interests with an empathetic and resolution-focused approach.

In her practice, Elana advises in every area of family law, including custody/access, child and spousal support, property, and domestic contracts, as well as cross-border and interjurisdictional family law issues.

Elana was called to the Bar in 2015 and became an accredited family law mediator in 2019.

Elana can be reached at elana@shapirofamilylawyers.com.

What Clients Say

Nicholas K.

“Heley was referred to me by another lawyer and I will be forever grateful. Heley is a dispassionate advocate who exemplifies knowledge, integrity, honesty, sensitivity, and fairness. She thoroughly explained the pros and cons of the potential legal strategies and offered her professional opinion — but placed no pressure on me as to whether to forge ahead or call it quits. Fortunately, Heley’s keen litigation skills served me well in court. On the rare occasion when I needed to speak with her after hours, she never made me feel that I was imposing on her personal time. To the contrary, she was always responsive and efficient — highly respectful of my opinion and my time.”

Eva D. (Divorce Mediation Ontario)

“When one of my clients asks for a referral for a family lawyer, Heley is my #1 choice. Heley’s sharp, creative mind and tenacious spirit are impressive in the courtroom as well as in one-on-one discussions. She’s always well-prepared and ready to tackle any challenge.”

Rhoda M.

“Heley diligently represented me in my family law matter. Her high level of integrity, focus and interest in the handing of my matter never waned in the months this case spanned. She always displayed a high level of professionalism, competence and caring while working on my case. She guided me through some difficult ups and downs this matter took me through. She never overstated the possible end results of adjudicating this matter, but did point to the strengths of my case and pursued them vigorously. I am grateful for her service and recommend her without any reservation.”

Joshua H.

“Heley is a focused and knowledgeable family lawyer. She is true to her client’s mission and desired outcomes. A great listener when it comes to gathering information from her client and honest about the direction of the case she is working on. As a litigator, she is incisive, thorough, and creative. As an individual, you won’t find a kinder, gentler, more compassionate person anywhere.”

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Our Office

20 De Boers Drive, Suite 208 North York, ON M3J 0H1

Contact Info

Email: heley@shapirofamilylawyers.com Phone: 905-819-1448 ext. 101
Fax: 905-889-8064
Please note that emailing me does not create a solicitor-client relationship. Please do not send me any confidential information by email. 

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