About Myself

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Welcome to my website. My name is Alex Toolsie and I am a lawyer based in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. I practice predominantly family and divorce law, although I have other practice areas as well.

The practical problems that need to be addressed at the time of separation are sometimes made more difficult by emotions and financial issues. Most people find legal proceedings to be confusing and intimidating. That’s why I believe that one of the most valuable things I can provide to a client is the peace of mind that comes from understanding the law and having a plan of action.

I know that my clients need me to listen, to understand, and to respond with compassion. I work with clients to understand their unique needs and develop appropriate, tailor-made solutions to their problems. Once I know the issues that my clients are facing, I will explain the law and provide opinions on your rights. This is followed by outlining options and possible next steps.

I am sure you will find my experience, expertise and professional integrity will provide you with the care and service you need to overcome challenging times and successfully move on with your life.


After law school, I wrote the Bar Exam in Halifax (where it is closed book), and I passed.  Thereafter, I articled for a well respected family law firm. For those who do not know, articling is a period where you work in a law office under the tutelage and mentorship of a senior lawyer.  This is done to build experience and to become familiar with the facets of practising law as a lawyer.  I was subsequently Called to the Bar.  Being Called to the Bar means you’re formally admitted as a lawyer and Officer of the Court.  The Law Society of Ontario, based in Toronto, have provided me with an (L1) Lawyer’s License to practice law.


Please feel free to visit my blog by clicking the link below.  I aim to add new posts to my blog fairly regularly, but unfortunately due to my workload, it seems like new posts are made on a monthly basis or later. Still, my blog is a great read and I try to tailor it so that the average person can understand and follow along.

Ontario Family Law Blog