Belinda Rossi

Associée | Vaughan, Toronto


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Belinda Rossi has been practising exclusively in the area of family law for over 10 years. Her family law practice includes assisting clients with complex income, property, tax, and corporate/business issues that arise within the context of family law support claims, property division and preservation, trust claims, and disclosure requests. Belinda is skilled in high conflict cases and works quickly to devise the best strategy to meet each client’s needs. If parenting issues are involved, Belinda takes a proactive approach to resolving those matters in a child-focused and effective manner. Belinda is results-driven.

Belinda has extensive courtroom experience. In addition to regularly attending before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Belinda has appellate court experience. Her trial experience includes all facets of family law, including custody, access, support, income determination, and property division. Belinda has a track record of success for her clients. Multiple legal sources have reported cases in which Belinda has been legal counsel. In addition to Belinda’s courtroom experience, Belinda has significant experience representing clients in mediation and in a collaborative family law setting. Belinda appreciates that a ‘roll up the sleeves’ approach to resolution should generally be the first option. From the outset, Belinda will work with each client to customize a resolutions-based strategy; she will do so in a manner that is sensitive to each client’s individual and unique circumstances.

Belinda also has a background in business and corporate law as well as fraud recovery, which has been an asset to her family law practice. Her practice focus includes but is not limited to:

  • Litigation
  • Parenting issues
  • Child and spousal support
  • Income analysis
  • Property division and valuation issues
  • Trust claims
  • Domestic contracts (cohabitation, marriage and separation)
  • Settlement agreements
  • Mobility
  • Collaborative Family Law (certified)
  • Divorce
  • Independent legal advice
  • Non-party disclosure

Réalisations professionnelles et leadership

Belinda has been the recipient of the Granger Award in Family Law, C.C.H. Canadian Limited Prize (Family Law), and the Genest, Murray Award in Advocacy. She has also co-authored family law Continuing Legal Education materials for the Ontario Bar Association. Trained in advocacy, Belinda has been invited to lecture on family law issues, including business valuation and income determination. She most recently lectured at the well-attended Ontario Collaborative Federation Conference.

Mandats importants

  • Successfully obtained orders striking out parties’ pleadings
  • Successfully obtained vesting and security orders over property
  • Successfully obtained orders for equal parenting time (including in cases involving very young children)
  • Successfully obtained orders varying parenting time
  • Successfully obtained orders for custody (sole and joint)
  • Successfully obtained sizeable spousal and child support orders
  • Successfully obtained orders imputing significant income to parties
  • Successfully defended against imputing income to parties
  • Successfully defended against support motions
  • Successfully obtained orders reducing and terminating support
  • Successfully obtained orders for exclusive possession
  • Successfully obtained orders for disclosure including from non-parties
  • Successfully obtained significant cost orders against opposing parties
  • Successfully obtained an order permitting one parent to relocate with the parties’ child to another country

Engagement communautaire

  • Board of Directors, Vaughan Chamber of Commerce
  • Women's Committee, Vaughan Chamber of Commerce
  • Coach to high school students involved in the OBA/OJEN Law Day Secondary School Mock Trials
  • Supporter of Hospice Vaughan and other charitable events

Associations professionnelles

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • York Region Law Association
  • Vaughan Chamber of Commerce

Formation et admission au barreau

  • Ontario, 2007
  • LL.B., University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law, 2006
  • Graduate Studies, York University, 2003
  • B.A., (Honours), York University, 2002