Family law matters can be emotionally stressful and financially devastating. Separating from a spouse, whether common-law or married, brings with it a multitude of questions to which clients need prompt answers. Augustine Bater Binks LLP is highly responsive to the needs of its family law clients.

Augustine Bater Binks LLP handles some of the most complex family law cases.

Augustine Bater Binks LLP can advise how best to proceed with family law matters. Our lawyers are experienced in mediation, arbitration as well as the litigation process. We handle child custody disputes, parenting disputes, and financial disputes including income determination, child and spousal support claims (retrospective and prospective) and all manner of family property disputes.

Philip W. Augustine is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in family law. Mr. Augustine has extensive experience addressing family law issues, particularly income determination, child support, spousal support and property equalization.

Mary Jane Binks Q.C. is a senior family law litigator and has extensive experience addressing complex Family Law Issues. Mary Jane has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada®* in the practice area of Family Law.

Elsie Daoust practices primarily in the area of family law. Elsie handles all manner of family law issues and works frequently with the more senior members of the firm to assist clients to achieve a resolution of the family law issues in an effective and efficient manner.

Augustine Bater Binks prides itself on resolving its clients’ issues in a cost-effective manner. We work to see if a resolution can be reached at an early stage. We try to avoid future disputes through the preparation of cohabitation and marriage contracts. Sometimes the litigation process cannot be avoided. In those instances, we work with our clients to keep the matter moving through the court toward a successful outcome at trial, if a trial is required.

Please be advised that a lawyer’s regular hourly rate is charged for all professional time, including the initial consultation.
If you have an issue or question regarding a family law matter, we would be glad to assist you. You may contact us by telephone at 613-569-9500 or by email at

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