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Hendrikx Family Law


Kathryn has been a lawyer since 2002.  She has practiced family law throughout her career. Kathryn received her B.A. and M.A. in Political Science. She began her first career in Marketing and Public Relations working for Canada's oldest and most diversified property management firm. She returned to law school in 1998 obtaining her degree from Osgoode Hall in 2001. She was called to the Bar in 2002. Kathryn articled at a large boutique litigation firm in downtown Toronto and began practicing at a full service litigation firm in 2004. In 2006 she chose family law as her specialty and has practiced exclusively in family law since that time.


Areas of Practice


Kathryn is focused on family law. She has trained in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation and Collaborative Family Law methods. She restricts her practice to family law as it is a complex multidisciplinary area of law that requires knowledge of tax law, estates law, and corporate law. Kathryn has a passion for family law and focuses her efforts on efficient settlements. She helps families during difficult transitions with issues of custody and access of children, parenting plans, high conflict separations, child support, spousal support, property division, pension division and separation agreements.

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Professional Experience


Kathryn has managed complex litigation files in all areas of family law. She has experience working with related experts including business valuators, financial advisors, income valuators, accountants, forensic accountants, corporate counsel, criminal counsel, family counselors, custody/access assessors, family therapists, reintegration therapists and private investigators. She has managed high conflict files achieving resolution and closure for families.


Professional Activities


Kathryn is the past President of the Women's Law Association of Ontario has been a Board member of WLAO since 2002.
She has been a speaker at the Ontario Bar Association Institute, moderated panels at the Law Society of Upper Canada and adjudicated the WLAO/McCarthy and Aird&Berlis Student Awards.


She has been quoted in the Globe and Mail and Canadian Lawyer Magazine and has contributed to numerous programs and events. Her 2012 paper "Creditors and Family Law, with a focus on Bankruptcy" presented at the Ontario Bar Association Institute in 2013 was published by Money and Family Law by Carswell Legal Publishing.


Kathryn is a member of the Toronto Lawyers Association, Toronto Family Lawyers Association, and the Ontario Bar Association.

She is active on the Law Society Treasurer's Liaison Group, the Law Society Equity and Advisory Board and the Round Table of Diversity Association.


Kathryn's role with WLAO has been instrumental in forming partnerships with other women's groups such as Women in Capital Markets, Women in Mining, WeConnect Canada and the Canadian Association of Executives and Entrepreneurs.


Kathryn is also an Assessor for WeConnect Canada, an association dedicated to advancing the success of certified women's business enterprises and corporate members to drive economic growth and prosperity through supplier diversity.


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FAQ

the most popular questions

Q1: How do I start working with Hendrikx Family Law?

A:  The first step is to book an initial consultation with Kathryn.  Please call us at 416-361-3231 or email info@hendrikxfamilylaw.ca. We will schedule a time that is convenient for you.  During the first meeting we will canvass all major issues relating to your specific situation and generate options for moving forward.   Please make a list of questions and concerns that may be weighing on your mind.  We will do our best to provide a road map for moving towards a solution.  Bring copies of any relevant correspondence, paperwork, or court documents with you to our first meeting.

Q2: How will I be kept informed of my case throughout the whole process?

A: We value the huge importance of lawyer-client communication and we always keep the transparency between lawyer and a client.

Although we would like to talk to you bi-weekly on the phone, that would be neither practical nor productive.  Legal matters are known to be stretched in time and so we think it’s best of all to keep you updated on the new comings.  To you, it may often seem like ages have gone by with no activity or actions taking place. However, in reality, much behind-the-scenes paperwork never one but paralegals will do is being completed. All for a sole goal, that on the day your matter is ready with no smallest issue overlooked.  In order to keep the price of legal services down while extending communications, we will work to keep you informed when anything important happens. So to respond to your questions in a reasonable time, we’ll reserve a weekly phone connection.  In addition, we will inform you when your presence is required, either in our office or in court.

Q3: What will the legal service cost?

A: Each of our client is fully entitled to know exactly the rates and fees associated with their matter.  During our initial consultation we will review all lawyer rates, clerk rates, process filing fees and disbursements.  We encourage a frank, open discussion about fees with each client at the time of the first interview.

Hourly fee:

On an hourly fee basis, fees are based on an hourly rate for services which were provided by our team and individual lawyers and paralegals.  A detailed, itemized bill will be given to you showing all work done on your case.

Other potential fees:

From time to time we may require other professionals such as accountants, actuaries, other counsel, as well as such other experts, such as appraisers, medical or health professionals, and financial consultants.   We will discuss the necessary of these third party experts and  you will be responsible for the associated fees.

Certain cases may have a minimum fee.  This means that no hourly accounting will be made unless excess time is expended.

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