Does lawyer have automatic right to question wife?

Toronto family law lawyer Will Abbott tells Law Times the central question in an unusual decision released by the Superior Court... Read more


Perpetual students: child support beyond the first degree

Pursuant to s. 2(1)(b) of the Divorce Act, a “child of the marriage” is one who is “the age of majority or over and under their... Read more

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Stephanie Teabeau, Law Clerk

MacKenzie M. Carson, Law Clerk

William Abbott B.A., LL.B.


William H. Abbott is an experienced Family Lawyer, known for his detailed preparation and representation as a negotiator and litigator.

Experienced Family Law Practitioner

  • Called to the Ontario Bar in 1995
  • Graduate of Bishop's University 1988
  • University of Windsor Law School (1993)
  • Known for attention to detail and thorough preparation of materials used in litigation, mediation or arbitration to achieve successful resolution
  • Committed to resolving matters efficiently, fairly and without having to resort to litigation
  • Thorough and persuasive in court, when litigation is required
  • Avid downhill skier, water-skier and traveler
  • Have had approximately 100 reported court decisions
  • Was recently voted by his peers at the bar to the 2021, 15th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada

Contributor to Family Law Education

  • Speaker on Family Law at the Canadian Bar Association and other professional organizations
  • Contributing author to books written by MacDonald & Partners LLP on various family law subjects