A Family Law Firm in Whitby
Professional, trusted, and experienced family lawyers for life’s
At Snell Balka Scovino, our goal is to guide clients through life’s difficult transitions, including separation and divorce. By providing practical and reasonable solutions, our lawyers will help alleviate the stress and complication of family law challenges.
Founded in 1986, SBS is a family law firm located in downtown Whitby. Our skilled lawyers and mediators have decades of experience helping clients resolve family law matters in a respectful and timely manner.
Why Choose Us
Our lawyers have extensive experience in all areas of family law. We are knowledgeable and skillful at representing our clients through the collaborative process, mediation, arbitration, and court litigation.
Our efforts have earned us a reputation as reliable and effective lawyers. Our lawyers and mediator are well-respected and trusted within the legal community.
Focused on You
We are dedicated to finding solutions that work best for each client. Our practical but compassionate approach provides clients with the information they need to make informed, realistic, and cost-effective decisions.
A written contract entered into by parties prior to cohabiting which covers how all financial issues will be dealt with in the event the relationship comes to an end.
Obtaining a Divorce
Often the final step in a family law matter, this occurs a minimum of one year after a separation, and typically after the signing of a Separation Agreement, or the issuance of a Final Order or Minutes of Settlement.
What our clients are saying
What can I say about this phenomenal lawyer, who exceeded our expectations throughout this very exhausting and frustrating process? We would wholeheartedly recommend her for any Family Law matter. We have worked with Sandra for a few years at no fault of hers. Sandra worked very efficiently and achieved results without ever compromising our or our grandson’s best interest. Sandra reminds you what’s really important when your emotions may be getting the best of you. We came to Sandra looking for help with our very complex matter before the court concerning grandparents’ rights!
From our initial meeting on, we knew she was the lawyer for us and so grateful to have her on our side. Grandparent rights involving custody is difficult and extremely stressful, so having Sandra with us each step of the way was a god sent.
We could not have asked for a more knowledgeable, professional, compassionate lawyer. From start to finish Sandra made us feel confident and comfortable in the process. As a result of Sandra’s hard work, she has helped us keep our grandson best interest front and center. Sandra and her team are extremely responsive and puts their client’s best interests first. We are grateful to have had her through this process. We would highly recommend Sandra Scovino to anyone!
Sebastian Duff got the papers executed and filed. Linda was there every step of the way, I cannot thank her enough.
Linda listened, guided, and supported me in a way that no one else could. It was a pleasure to work with Linda throughout my emotional family matter. It has been four years since I received my Final Order, and still today I am treated with kid gloves.
I went from thinking I was going to be homeless, to owning my home outright, free and clear. That is security!
His assistant Linda has been amazing and was always willing to help where she was able. I would highly recommend Snell Balka Scovino!”
I felt heard and always treated respectfully.
My lawyer Sebastian Duff, as well as [support staff], Linda and Amanda, have all been informative, kind, patient, and caring which was very much appreciated during a difficult time.
Thank you again for always going above and beyond. It is refreshing during this fast paced world to receive your time, not feel rushed and receive professionalism from down to earth nice people.”
“Sandra has been my family lawyer for 10+ years. From Day 1 she has been honest and straight to the point. Letting me know what I needed to hear not what I wanted to hear. I respect and appreciate all she has done for me. She has counselled me through the tough times in court and on an emotional level. A lawyer with a heart. At the end of the day Sandra does what is most important - provides her expertise in what is best for the child. Thank you!”