Toronto Family Law Lawyer F. Timothy  Deeth
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EDUCATION: Osgoode Hall Law School
ASSOCIATIONS: Don Mills Civitan Club.

F. Timothy Deeth

B.SC. J.D.

Featured Area of Practice:  Family Law

Other Areas of Practice: First ResponderReal EstateWills & Estates


Tim has been a skilled Toronto family law lawyer for over 40 years, and has extensive experience in assisting clients in this area.

He is very sensitive to the emotional upheaval that clients suffer through when their family separates and his philosophy is to minimize conflict while protecting his client’s interests and obtaining a fair and reasonable settlement as quickly and as inexpensively as possible. Click here for more articles on family law.

Tim has also acted on child protection matters, both for the parents and for the child.

While settlement is always Tim’s preferred resolution, when that is not possible, he provides strong representation throughout any needed litigation, and has appeared on all levels of Courts on family issues throughout Ontario.

He has also represented clients on mediation/arbitration hearings which he believes is an effective alternative to litigation.

Tim has been married for 40 years. He and his wife raised four of their own children. Following his graduation from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1973, and his call to the Bar in 1975, as a Toronto family law lawyer Tim practiced law with Howard Devry, Bill Smith and George Frank until 1986 when he left and opened his own firm. He returned to Devry Smith Frank LLP in January, 2014


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Family Law Seminar January 20, 2015 - Video Archive

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1. Introduction - John P. Schuman (00.00)
2. Equalization of "What?" - Property Division on Marriage Breakdown - F. Timothy Deeth (02.40)
3. Equalization of net family properties and Common Law Couples - Michelle Farb (16.07)
4. Weird and Archaic Solutions to Bad Financial Separations (Trust Claims) - John P. Schuman (17.10)
5. Immigration Consequences of Relationship Breakdowns - Asher I. Frankel (36.57)
6. Bad Ideas in Custody Cases "Outside the Box" Strategies that People Use - Rachel Healey (51.20)
7. Difficult Spousal Support Issues post "Guidelines" - Kerri Parslow (1.08.58)
8. Keeping Your Scary Spouse Away with a Restraining Order - Sarah Falzon (1.19.48)
9. Why going to Family Mediation Without Consulting a Lawyer is like Playing Dodgeball Blindfolded - Todd E. Slonim (1.26.08)
10. How to Keep Yourself from Getting Played - The Benefits of a Marriage Contract or Cohabitation Agreement - Julie Tyas (1.35.15)
11. Questions and Answer Session (1.45.11)

Presentation Handouts - Common Legal Mistakes in Separation / Divorce

Recorded January 20, 2015


Of interest to:

Therapists, social workers, mediators, non-family law lawyers, marriage counselors, accountants, financial planners, doctors or anyone who might have questions regarding any family law related issues. We will be presenting basic family law and common family law “misconceptions” for helping professionals to understand how things might work out for their clients.


  • Difficult spousal support issues post “Guidelines”;
  • Keeping your scary spouse away with a restraining order;
  • Why going to Family Mediation without consulting a lawyer is like playing dodge ball blindfolded;
  • Immigration consequences of relationship breakdown;
  • Bad ideas in custody cases – “outside the box” strategies that people use;
  • Equalization of “What?” – property division on marriage breakdown;
  • Equalization of net family properties and common law couples;
  • Weird and archaic solutions to bad financial separations (trust claims);
  • How to keep yourself from getting played – the benefits of a marriage contract or cohabitation agreement

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