Providing creative solutions to complex family law matters
Grant Crawford LLP is a boutique law firm practising exclusively in family law. The Partners lead a team of legal professionals experienced in dealing with complex and challenging family law matters, particularly those involving more complex financial issues. Mindful of the uniqueness of each client’s situation and conscious of cost, lawyers and staff at Grant Crawford LLP adopt a team approach to achieving a fair, imaginative and expeditious resolution of their clients’ family law issues.
Our areas of expertise include:
- Negotiate and draft domestic contracts such as separation agreements;
- Divorce proceedings, particularly those having a significant financial component; and
- Mediation and arbitration
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Stephen Grant is an experienced family lawyer, specializing in complex financial cases. He has appeared in courts across the country as well as the Supreme Court of Canada. Along with his counsel practice, he acts as a mediator/arbitrator in family and estates matters.
Stephen is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and Editor of the ACTL Journal. He is also a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Stephen is the co-author of Lawyers’ Professional Liability, now in its 3rd edition. Stephen also contributes the occasional travel article to the Globe and Mail.
Stephen was awarded the Law Society Medal in 2006, The Advocates’ Society Medal in 2017, and the 2017 OBA Award for Excellence in Family Law.
Erin K. Crawford has practiced exclusively in the area of family law since her call to the Ontario bar in 2003.
Erin’s focus is on the representation of clients dealing with sophisticated and complex financial matters arising out of separation and divorce, including issues around family trusts, privately held companies and income determination. She acts to provide advice on marriage contracts (prenuptial agreements) and other domestic contracts as well as having an active litigation practice in both the court system and in mediation/arbitration.
Erin is a member of the The Advocates’ Society; the Associate of Family and Conciliation Courts, is an associate member of Ontario Association for Family Mediation, a Fellow of International Academy of Family Lawyers, and was previously on the Executive of the Ontario Bar Association (“OBA”). She is a presenter at the Mandatory Information Program, for parties to family law litigation, and acts as a mentor to young lawyers and law students at the OBA and through the University of Windsor and other law schools. Erin formerly represented children in custody and access matters, as a member of the Office of the Children’s Lawyer.
Erin presents regularly at family law conferences, having written papers on various family law topics including expert evidence and trial advocacy.
Megan Edmiston is an ardent, pragmatic advocate. Megan practises in all areas of family law and is particularly experienced in dealing with complex financial aspects of separation, including income and property valuation issues. Megan regularly represents clients in negotiating settlements, private Alternative Dispute Resolution processes, and litigation.
Megan holds a J.D. from Queen’s University (2010) and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History and International Development from McGill University (2006). She is a member of The Advocates’ Society, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Ontario Bar Association’s Family Law section. Megan is a participant lawyer in the Advice and Settlement Counsel Project at the Superior Court of Justice in Toronto.
Megan was called to the Ontario Bar in 2011.
Called to the Ontario Bar in 2008, Erica has practiced family law exclusively since 2013. She represents and advises clients on all issues of divorce and separation, property equalization, spousal and child support, custody and parenting arrangements, and separation agreements and other domestic contracts (marriage and cohabitation agreements). Prior to focusing on family law, Erica practiced corporate commercial litigation at a top-tier multi-national law firm.
Drawing on her corporate background, Erica regularly works on cases involving complex financial and property arrangements where family, business, tax and trusts law often intersect. Where possible, Erica prefers to resolve matters by way of negotiated settlement tailored to each family’s unique needs and desired outcomes. Where an out of court settlement is not possible, Erica is a strong and determined litigator. She has appeared at all levels of court in Ontario, as well as the Court of Queen’s Bench in Alberta and the Nova Scotia Supreme Court and Court of Appeal.
Erica appreciates that her clients are often working through one of the most difficult times in their lives. Personally, she strives to achieve an outcome that lays a foundation for each client’s future success. Erica wants her clients to feel empowered and to embrace the next chapter of their lives with courage, confidence and optimism.
Erica is actively involved in a number of professional organizations including serving as the Vice-Chair to the Family Law Executive of The Advocate’s Society.
Alexandra Forsyth-Sells has practiced exclusively in the area of family law since her call to the Ontario bar in 2015. She has experience in all aspects of family law including separation and divorce, property division, custody and access, child and spousal support, marriage contracts, cohabitation agreements, and separation agreements. She has appeared before various levels of court in Ontario.
While attending the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law she completed an exchange at the Université Paris 1 - Panthéon Sorbonne in Paris, France in partnership with Cornell University Law School. She actively participated in the Women’s Legal Mentorship Program, as a mentor for first-year law students. Alexandra also participated in the Run for the Cure.
Alexandra completed both her undergraduate degree (first class standing) in Political Science and Women’s Studies and a Masters degree in Political Science at Brock University. She also completed a post-graduate certificate in Multi-Platform Journalism at Seneca College where she received comprehensive training in television, radio, and digital journalism. She is currently completing the Osgoode Certificate in Family Law Skills and Practice at Osgoode Hall.
Stephanie Garbe is an associate at Grant Crawford LLP. Prior to joining the firm, Stephanie clerked at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, where she worked with the judges of the Unified Family Court on challenging domestic contracts, support claims and custody cases.
Stephanie earned her J.D. from Queen’s University and a Bachelor of Science from McGill University. In law school, she represented Queen’s at the Harold G. Fox Intellectual Property Law Moot. She also volunteered with the Queen’s Business Law Clinic and Pro Bono Students Canada. Prior to law school, Stephanie was employed at the Ontario Ministry of the Environment where she drafted legislation.
Stephanie was called to the Ontario Bar in 2016. She is a member of The Osgoode Society, The Advocates' Society, the Canadian Bar Association and the Ontario Bar Association
Victoria is an associate at Grant Crawford LLP and has practiced exclusively in the area of family law since her call to the bar in 2017. Victoria advises clients on a wide variety of family law issues stemming from separation including property claims, spousal support, custody and parenting and child support, and also advises clients on the negotiation and preparation of marriage and cohabitation agreements.
Victoria works closely with clients to assist them in working towards an outcome that best suits their individual needs and goals. While Victoria always strives to help clients resolve their matters out of court through a negotiated settlement, Victoria is ready to advocate diligently for clients in court proceedings when necessary.
Victoria earned her J.D from Western University and earned her Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (with a Finance Option) from Wilfrid Laurier University. During law school, Victoria volunteered with the Canada-United States Law Institute (CUSLI) and the Western Law Newspaper, Amicus Curiae. Victoria is a member of the Advocate's Society, the Canadian Bar Association and the Ontario Bar Association.
Gerald Sadvari has over 35 years of experience as family law counsel in all courts in Ontario, and has provided expert testimony in numerous cases in the Superior Court of Ontario.
Gerry is a Certified Family Law Arbitrator and has conducted an alternative dispute resolution practise since 1990. Gerry appears in all editions in the Canadian Legal Expert Directory as one of the most recommended family law lawyers in Ontario. Gerry is also recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada as a leading lawyer in family law and family law mediation.
Gerry has published over 150 articles in the area of Family Law in various publications, including articles for The Law Society of Upper Canada and the Canadian Bar Association’s Family Law Program on topics of support, advocacy, marriage contracts, valuation of property and trusts. He is the co-author of “The Separation Agreement, Annotated” which is the standard form of the separation agreement in the Province.
Gerry received his BA from the University of Toronto and his LLB from Queen’s University. Gerry was called to the Ontario bar in 1978.
Since June 2013 Gerry has restricted his practice to ADR.
Stephanie K. Sroka is a Law Clerk with Grant Crawford LLP. Prior to joining the firm, Stephanie worked at a Bay Street firm as well as a boutique law firm specializing in Family Law.
Stephanie is a former Assistant Trial Coordinator with the Superior Court of Justice where she worked closely with the Judiciary. She played a key role in assisting the bench and bar transition to the Family Law Rules in 2004. Stephanie was also a regular presenter at the Ontario Bar Association and the Law Society of Upper Canada with respect to Court process and procedures.
Stephanie works closely with clients in preparing financial statements, disclosure briefs, net family property statements and uncontested divorces. She assists the lawyers with motion material, mediation material and preparation for arbitration and trials.
After completing a Bachelor of Arts in criminology and sociology at the University of Toronto, Jenny began working as a legal assistant in the areas of family law, estates and wills, and real estate. She pursued her interest in law and continued her education at Centennial College where she obtained her Law Clerk certificate and later completed the Family Law Fellowship Course offered by the Institute of Law Clerks in Ontario. Prior to joining Grant Crawford LLP, Jenny worked at two other prominent family law firms in Toronto.
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Useful Links Request a copy of an Ontario Marriage Certificate: ontario.ca/government/marriage-certificate Child Support Information: attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/family/divorce/support/default.asp Spousal Support Information: attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/family/divorce/support/spousal.asp Pension Valuation Information: fsco.gov.on.ca/en/pensions/Family-Law/Pages/familylawforms.aspx RRSP Transfer Information: cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pbg/tf/t2220/ Vehicle Transfer Information: ontario.ca/faq/how-do-i-transfer-ownership-vehicle-family-member Information on children travelling without both parents: travel.gc.ca/travelling/children/consent-letter Information on the Office of the Children’s Lawyer (OCL): attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/family/ocl/ Information on the Family Responsibility Office (FRO): mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/familyresponsibility/index.aspx
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