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).
Andrew’s goal is to provide clients with the best legal services possible. To him that means finding out what his individual clients’ needs are, tailoring a strategy to suit those needs, and striving to resolve the clients’ issues in a cost-effective, efficient and timely manner.
Andrew has appeared at the Ontario Court of Justice, the Ontario Superior Court and the Ontario Court of Appeal. Andrew is also a member of the Family Lawyers Association and Ontario Bar Association.
In his spare time, Andrew enjoys Latin dancing, dragon boat racing and karaoke.
- Honour (and Support) Thy Mother and Father: An Examination of “Parent Support”
If you did not already know, a parent’s obligation to financially support their child is not a one-way responsibility. As the baby- boomer generation approaches retirement, what does the law say about our legal responsibilities to support our elders (in addition, of course, to our moral ones). In this article, Andrew Sudano discusses the law surrounding this reciprocal support obligation.
—Andrew Sudano, Ontario Bar Association website, September 30, 2014
- Say It Isn’t So!!! Exploring Recent Trends in American Relationship Studies
This month in Family Law, Andrew Sudano looks at two recent American relationship studies which may signal a seismic shift in how people view relationships.
—Andrew Sudano, Ontario Bar Association website, August 15, 2014
- From Private to Public – The Use of Audio Recordings (Without Consent) in Family Law Litigation
In light of the recent Donald Sterling controversy engulfing the National Basketball Association, it is important to examine the difficulty family courts and counsel face when considering the admission of audio recordings into evidence, including when a recording is made without the knowledge and consent of the other party.
—Andrew Sudano, Ontario Bar Association website, July 10, 2014
- 18 Years!?! 18 Years?!? Revisiting Kanye West’s “Gold Digger” and the Law on Child Support
Despite Kanye West’s assertion that “18 years” is the de facto end of childhood, the law regarding child support under the Divorce Act and Federal Child Support Guidelines indicates that a parent’s obligation to support their child may extend beyond the age of 18. In this article, Andrew Sudano discusses ongoing child support obligations in cases involving an older “child of the marriage”.
—Andrew Sudano, Ontario Bar Association website, April 29, 2014
- The Selfie Strikes BACK – Social Networking and Family Law
2013 is officially the year of the “selfie”: from the biggest celebrities to our closest friends, some people choose to instantly update their social media accounts to let the world know exactly what they are up to. But could these actions have legal repercussions for those engaged in family law litigation?
—Andrew Sudano, Ontario Bar Association website, March 11, 2014
- No Easy Way Out – Early Retirement and Its Effects on Spousal Support Obligations
—Fourth Annual Bread and Butter Issues in Family Law, Ontario Bar Association Professional Development. September 27, 2013
- Campaign aims to boost Canadians’ plummeting trust in lawyers, but is that even possible?
—National Post, July 31, 2013
- “Why I went to Law School” [PDF]
—Andrew Sudano, whyIwenttolawschool.ca (Ontario Bar Association), 2013
—Canadian Lawyer, February 27, 2012