Katherine MacDonald

Toronto Family & Divorce Lawyer, Mediator

I’m a family lawyer, collaborative practitioner and mediator in Midtown Toronto. I offer legal services in both English and French.
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As a seasoned family lawyer, I understand that every family is unique, and every family law dispute requires its own unique approach. 

I’m here to help you navigate the emotional and legal complexities of separation and divorce so that you fully understand what is happening every step of the way and feel empowered with the options available to you.

I believe that separation and divorce, though painful and challenging, can entail positive transformations for families. Working together, we’ll focus on what truly matters to your family and craft creative, child-focused solutions that work for your situation.

As a Collaborative family lawyer, I offer an alternative and non-adversarial approach to finding a solution out of court. If you’re interested in learning more about this approach, you can find more information here.

I am committed to helping you find a cost-effective and customized resolution to your family conflict so that you can start looking to the future. Reach out today to get effective, practical, and compassionate representation to help you make optimal decisions for you and your family.

As a family & divorce lawyer, I can assist you with a range of matters, including:

Divorce & separation agreements

Decision-making responsibility & parenting time

Home & property division

Spousal & child support

Marriage & prenuptial 
contracts, cohabitation agreements

Independent legal advice

If you’re interested in learning more about how I can help you and your family, I invite you to book a quick complimentary call.


A little more about me

I am a family lawyer, collaborative practitioner and mediator in Midtown Toronto who believes in resolving family disputes with honesty, respect, and putting children’s interests first. Every family is different but all benefit from compassionate advocacy at a time of stressful transition.

Before starting my own practice in 2017, I was an associate with a family law firm in the GTA. I have also served as Family Duty Counsel in the Milton courthouse. In these roles, I gained significant experience advocating for and negotiating matters related to parenting issues, child and spousal support and property division.

I am a member of the Law Society of Ontario. I currently serve on the Board of Collaborative Divorce Toronto (CDT) and am a past Chair of the Family Lawyers Association.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, I earned an undergraduate degree in French from Yale University and a doctorate in European Literature from Oxford University. I was a professor of French at University College London in the United Kingdom for over a decade before I returned to Toronto to attend law school.

I am a mother of two sons. I enjoy walking in Toronto’s ravines with my dog, practicing Pilates, reading novels, doing word puzzles, and attending concerts with my husband.

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