Who we are

Jeff Rechtshaffen, B.A., LL.B.

“I understand how stressful the legal process of separation can be, and I understand my clients’ worries about their own financial futures and the futures of their children. As a father myself, I’ll treat your children’s needs and interests with the utmost care and concern. As a divorce lawyer, I’lI work hard to achieve the best possible legal outcome for you and your children. I take my responsibility to my clients very seriously, and always strive to treat them as partners in the process.

In 20 years as a divorce lawyer in Toronto, I’ve been around the block more than a few times, and I know the law and the system. I’ll fight aggressively where necessary, and will do whatever it takes to protect my clients’ interests. On the other hand, when my clients and their ex-spouses are capable of taking a collaborative approach, I’ll advocate firmly for my clients’ interests in the context of out-of-court negotiations.

There are no one-size-fits-all solutions where separation and divorce are concerned. I educate my clients, help them find the solutions that fit their unique lives, and provide the expertise and support that they need to get them through a very challenging time in their lives.”

Jeff Rechtshaffen is our Partner responsible for traditional divorces. In his 20 years of practice as a traditional divorce lawyer in Toronto, he has successfully resolved thousands of Litigation, Negotiation, and Collaborative Family Law cases.

Jeff received his B.A. in English from York University in 1988 and earned his LL.B. from the University of Western Ontario School of Law in 1991. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1993. He has practiced exclusively in the area of family law for virtually his entire career.

Jeff has the skills, experience, and genuine desire to do what’s truly best for each client. If an aggressive approach is what you need, he’ll fight hard and fearlessly in court for the best possible outcome for you and your children. If, however, a collaborate approach is the best fit for your family, Jeff is a member (and past board member) of Collaborative Practice Toronto, and is highly qualified to take that route. Or, if mediation appears to be appropriate for you, he’ll make it happen.

Whichever approach you choose, you’ll be in excellent hands with Jeff Rechtshaffen. More than just a highly experienced divorce lawyer, he’s a committed ally who will personally give your case his full attention, and not delegate this crucially important work to an inexperienced junior. Jeff will help you take control of your conflict and secure a brighter future for you and your children.

Jeff would be pleased to arrange a personal meeting to show you exactly how his experience, professionalism, and client-centered philosophy can work for you. Email him today and you’ll receive a response within 24 hours. He can also be reached at [email protected]

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