Family Law

Resolve your family conflict with professional care

Family law issues are often complex, emotional and contentious, and may involve not just the interests of the parties, but of their children, extended family members, family businesses, and financial assets. When these issues arise, the legal team at Pace Family Law has the skills, experience and sensitivity to protect your interests, advocate your position and achieve a fair resolution.

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Separation & Divorce

At Pace Family Law, we have extensive knowledge and experience in separation and divorce matters.

Our separation and divorce lawyers are committed to protecting your legal rights and getting you the most just and fair outcome possible.  Whatever your needs are we encourage you to contact us for a free, no obligation, confidential 30 minute in person or remote video consultation to discuss your matter.  We are here to help.

Divorce or separation?

One of the most common questions that people ask is: “What’s the difference between a divorce and a separation?”, or “When am I legally separated, and when am I divorced?”

While a divorce requires a court order; a separation does not.  In fact, you don’t ever need to go to court in order to be separated.  For the purpose of family law, parties are deemed to be “separated” when they are living “separate and apart”.  This usually means that the parties are physically apart and are living in different homes, however, this is not always the case.

Reasons the court will deny you a divorce

Foreign divorces

A divorce may be recognized under the Divorce Act if either former spouse lived in the country for at least a year previous to the start of the divorce proceedings. Other parts of the statute may allow for the recognition of a foreign divorce.

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Al Pace

Founder & Principal

Raffaele Masellis


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Business Development

Protecting your legal rights

Whether you’re dealing with issues of Separation, Child Custody, Child Support, Spousal Support, Property Division, or Domestic Contracts, at Pace Family Law we’ve dealt with it all. At Pace Law, we have been serving the community for over 40 years securing a high success rate and reasonable outcome for all our clients. We can assist you at any of our
offices located across Ontario; Toronto, Etobicoke, Collingwood, London, Kenora, and Sudbury.

We're here to help

Whether we are negotiating a resolution or litigating to get you your desired result, you can be sure we will leave no stone unturned. Our family lawyers are relentless in our pursuit to protect your legal rights and achieve extraordinary results.

You can rely on our family law lawyers to provide you with timely, strategic and cost effective representation. We regularly assist clients in the negotiation and drafting of family law related legal documents and agreements, such as, Separation Agreements; we are experienced, prudent and tactful in the Alternative Dispute Resolution process (ADR), such as negotiations, mediations and arbitrations and our family law lawyers are skilled and experienced in representing our clients during all stages of the court process with the aim to ensure your legal rights and interests are protected.

Our approach to solving your family conflict

Separation and Divorce can be a very difficult and uncertain time. Our team of family lawyers and staff take the time to listen to each client’s unique needs and expectations.

We are dedicated to excellence in the area of Family Law. We know it and we know it very well. Rest assured that your legal rights will be protected. With a negotiate first, litigate if necessary approach, we know that at this difficult crossroad in your life you require a legal team that is compassionate and not looking to escalate conflict.

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191 The West Mall, Suite 1100
Toronto, ON M9C 5K8
Phone: 1-877-236-3060
Fax: 416-236-1809

Office Location

191 The West Mall, Suite 1100
Toronto, ON M9C 5K8
Phone: 1-877-236-3060
Fax: 416-236-1809

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