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 that clients need answered. Augustine Bater Binks LLP handles some of the most complex family law cases through the court process and also negotiates solutions for those clients who don’t require the court process.

Augustine Bater Binks LLP can advise how best to proceed with family law matters. Our lawyers are experienced in mediation and arbitration as well as the litigation process. We handle child custody disputes, parenting disputes, and financial disputes. We help our clients to resolve disputes over the equalization of net family property, child support, and spousal support.

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, including division of property, child support, and spousal support.

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 in consecutive years from 2006 to 2013.

Amanda Hall practices exclusively in the area of family law. Amanda handles complex custody and access issues and works frequently with mediators and parenting coordinators to enable parents to reach agreeable child-rearing solutions in an efficient manner.

Jonathan Richardson has conducted trials and arbitrations relating to child support and spousal support concerns. Jonathan also handles custody disputes through both negotiation and the litigation process.

These lawyers are assisted by associate lawyers Alison G. Southern, Shiva Bakhtiary, and experienced staff.

Augustine Bater Binks prides itself on resolving its clients’ issues in a cost-effective manner. We work to see if a solution can be reached at an early stage which meets all parties’ needs. 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 or

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