Shawyer Family Law

Our goal as a firm is to provide our clients with the best legal services possible. To us that means finding out our individual clients’ needs, tailoring a strategy to suit those needs, and striving to resolve the clients’ issues in a cost-effective, efficient and timely manner.


If you are contemplating hiring a family law lawyer, it is likely that you are going through a very emotionally volatile period in your life. As a result you may be experiencing uncertainty and anxiety. Often these feelings arise from a lack of knowledge and understanding of what lies ahead.

At Shawyer Family Law we have created this website to provide you with information about family law litigation and the alternatives to litigation. We represent people dealing with everything from separation and divorce, which includes the custody and access, division of net family property, and the valuation of businesses and pensions, to clients dealing with children’s aid societies.

Our goal as a firm is to provide our clients with the best legal services possible. To us that means finding out our individual clients’ needs , tailoring a strategy to suit those needs, and striving to resolve the clients’ issues in a cost-effective, efficient and timely manner. Our Customer Service Policy explains this in more detail.

To that end, we offer a full range of family law services from the initial drafting of correspondence to representing clients before all levels of court from the Provincial Courts of Justice through Courts of Appeal.

Our services

If you are contemplating hiring a family law lawyer, it is likely that you are going through a very emotionally volatile period in your life. As a result you may be experiencing uncertainty and anxiety. Often these feelings arise from a lack of knowledge and understanding of what lies ahead.

On our website you will find articles, useful information and links that will give you an overview of the family law system. You will also find useful information on how to choose which family law lawyer is right for you. We offer these services:

Our team

The lawyers and staff of Shawyer Family Law provide legal services to individuals and families who require legal guidance and advice within the Toronto area.

RSRobert Shawyer, Principal

Robert Shawyer is an experienced family law lawyer. His practice focuses on all areas of family law including marital separation agreements, contested and uncontested divorces, as well as child support and custody issues. Robert was called to the Bar in Ontario after completing an LL.B. at the University of Windsor. Prior to being called to the Bar he received an M.A. in International Relations from Wilfrid Laurier University.
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AS2Andrew Sudano, Associate

Andrew practices in all areas of family law including custody issues, child support, separation agreements, child protection, as well as contested and uncontested divorces.

Andrew was called to the Bar in Ontario after completing an LL.B. at the University of New Brunswick. Prior to attending law school, Andrew graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in English and History at the University of Toronto (high distinction).
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Members of Shawyer Family Law are active in the Ontario legal community. View and read a growing list of articles written by members of the firm.

Contact Us

3200 Dufferin Street #504, Toronto, ON M6A 3B2

You can also phone us at (416) 398-4044 x 25

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Sending an e-mail to us does not make us your lawyers. A professional relationship will only be established once Shawyer Family Law agrees to be retained to provide services to you and you have executed a retainer agreement with Shawyer Family Law. Unless you are a current client of Shawyer Family Law and in order to protect your own interests, it is imperative that you NOT send confidential information to Shawyer Family Law until you have had a direct discussion with a professional at the firm regarding the retention of Shawyer Family Law to provide legal services because no information you send us can be held in confidence, and no information we provide to you can be treated by you as legal advice, unless and until we have agreed to act for you.