Shirley Eve Levitan: Family Law and Fertility Law

Toronto Family Law and Fertility Law - Shirley Eve Levitan

Shirley is licensed to practice law in Ontario and New York State.  After spending her initial years at a large Toronto Bay Street law firm, in 1991, Shirley decided to help clients on a more personal level by opening up her private practice.  Shirley Eve Levitan, Family and Fertility Law.

Working exclusively in the areas of family law and fertility law, Shirley has extensive experience in restructuring families as a result of separation and divorce and building a family through fertility and reproductive technology. Her knowledge and experience are well respected, and she is sought out by her colleagues and peers to give advice on the law, strategy, process and ethical issues. Shirley offers the proficiency and knowledge you deserve to help you work through your specific challenges, needs, and priorities to achieve your goals.

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Family Law

Shirley began practicing family law in 1992.  Since then, she obtained her mediation Certificate from the Law Society of Ontario, as well as extensive collaborative practice training.   In the context of litigation, Shirley has attended at the Ontario Court of Justice, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court, the Federal Court of Appeal and has assisted at the Ontario Court of Appeal.

She has litigated, mediated and negotiated all manner of family law issues, and is here to help you with yours.  Shirley’s practice focus is on out of court settlement.  Whether you choose traditional negotiation, collaborative practice, or mediation, Shirley will get you where you want to go.

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Fertility Law

Shirley is acknowledged as a leading  Canadian lawyer in the context of fertility law, and while based in Toronto, she advises people all across the globe.  Shirley has the knowledge, experience and compassion to guide you through the complex legal aspects of fertility law. Whether you need her to prepare the correct agreement or ensure the birth of your baby is properly registered, Shirley is here to guide you every step of the way.

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Many people have benefitted from Shirley Eve Levitan’s family law and fertility law expertise. Here are some of their experiences:

I thank Shirley for her guidance, knowledge, and wisdom in settlement negotiations of my separation agreement. It was a difficult time for me, and Shirley helped me every step of the way. She made sure I felt heard, and that my goals and fears were acknowledged. It was important to me to maintain a positive relationship with my ex-husband throughout, and Shirley ensured that happened. Her patience, warmth, and experience helped to keep me grounded and focussed. I obtained the agreement I wanted, and my ex and I continue to co-parent our children with respect. A huge relief is an understatement!

SE, Family Law Client, Toronto, Ontario

Shirley Levitan BSc., LLB is phenomenal to work with. Shirley was highly recommended by one of my long-time clients as I was recently going through a divorce. Shirley made this difficult process easy, clear and had it completed fairly quickly. She took the time to explain and guide me through the negotiations, while delivering on everything she had promised. I would recommend Shirley Levitan BSc., LLB to anyone going through a divorce, as she is very knowledgeable and truly works for the best interest of her clients. She not only makes a difficult situation easy but makes herself available to answer any questions or concerns one may have. Shirley, I can’t thank you enough for your help and alleviating a lot of stress from my divorce. Thank You

B.C. Family Law Client, Toronto, Ontario

We are a same sex married couple from Australia, who are now blessed with two beautiful babies born in Ontario via egg donation and surrogacy.   From the outset, Shirley was there to guide us every step of the way.  She is knowledgeable, available and sincerely interested in helping her clients work through the maze of international surrogacy and fertility arrangements.  She was the first person we met in Canada when we began our journey, and assisted us all the way through.   Shirley also managed to organize the paper work so we were able to leave Canada and return home within record time after the birth!  She has gone ‘beyond and above’ for us in so many ways.  We are still in touch with her and our daughters continually hail ‘agoo’ in thanks to her!  We highly recommend Shirley and can attest that you will be in good hands with her helping you.

Happy fathers, AS and JC (and our lovely twins!), Fertility Law Clients, Australia

Shirley took on my family law case after my previous lawyer had become a Judge.  It had been a complicated and challenging negotiation as my ex and his lawyer were trying to ensure that ‘no stone was left unturned’, even though there was nothing under those stones!  Shirley negotiated the final agreement to my very great satisfaction. She ensured that I was regularly informed and that I understood all the issues, and how the facts of my particular case related to the law.  Shirley is smart, knowledgeable, no-nonsense, warm and approachable. I was very pleased with the result and felt heard and well taken care of.  I highly recommehttps://familyandfertilitylaw.ca/wp-admin/post.php?post=8&action=edit#nd Shirley; you will be in good hands with her.

SC, Family Law Client, Toronto, Ontario
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