• Expert Legal Counsel. Compassionate Support.

    Divorce is not to be endured alone.

Who are we?

The Eaton Law team are Lawyers and legal professionals who will walk with you through separation, with legal guidance on how to protect your interests, while working towards your goals.

Stephen P. Eaton, Principal Counsel

Our Principal Lawyer, Stephen Eaton was called to the Ontario Bar in 2013, and opened Eaton Law in 2014, focusing exclusively on family law. In 2012, he graduated with a joint J.D./M.B.A. from Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business. He graduated with a B.A. from the University of Waterloo in 2008. Stephen is a member of the Toronto Lawyers Association and the Halton County Law Association. In addition to his legal practice, Stephen sits on the Council for the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Public Board Member.

Catherine J. Ruta, Associate Lawyer

Catherine began with Eaton Law as a Law Clerk in 2019, and joined us as an Associate Lawyer in 2020 after articling with our firm. She holds an LL.M. from the University of Toronto, an LL.B. from the University of Birmingham, and an Honours B.A. in Legal Studies from the University of Waterloo, where she was Valedictorian.  During Law School, Catherine was Chairperson of the Pro Bono Group, volunteered with a court-based charity, and was awarded “Best Contribution by a Student” at the Attorney General Awards. Catherine is a member of the Toronto Lawyers Association and the Halton County Law Association.



  • Consult

    We meet. We discuss your case, and we map out a path forward. We offer experienced legal counsel supported by the latest in technology, permitting us to be as efficient as possible.

Legal Services

Custody of Children

The right to make decisions about a child’s upbringing (e.g. education, health care and religious matters).

Access to Children

The right to spend time with a child.

Child Support

Money from one parent to the other as a contribution to the cost of raising a child.

Spousal Support

Money from one former partner to the other to support them after a relationship has broken down. Also called alimony.

Equalization of Family Property

Dividing the marital assets between two former spouses.


Client Testimonials

  • Once learning I was heading for divorce, I was referred to Stephen Eaton and his team and they have provided me with peace of mind and the confidence I needed to move forward in a positive manner. Him and his team have gone above and beyond to providing me with the knowledge and steps needed to move forward. I was able to instill full trust into Stephen and his team to ensure everything would be handled accordingly, without any complications, and in a timely manner. This is a professional and exceptional team with great results. I would highly recommend their service.
    Matthew Z.
    Eaton Law Client
  • Stephen Eaton & Catherine J. Ruta were highly recommended by an acquaintance of mine. I had been in a 10-year stagnant, unresolved separation dispute, but when I switched to Eaton Law, matters were resolved quickly. There was no game-playing or stalling. Stephen gave honest, realistic advice, and Catherine answered my many questions. Susan Murray also provided reassurance. Their efficiency resulted in my separation agreement being finalized within 4 months. I am thankful for this.

    Julie G.
    Eaton Law Client
  • I recently retained Stephen through the recommendation of a friend, and I couldn’t be happier. My wife and I recently separated, and naturally neither of us knew what to do next. Stephen and Catherine went above and beyond to ensure that I was properly educated throughout the entire process. Their patience and understanding were second to none. My most sincere thanks to Stephen, Catherine, Susan, and the rest of the team at Stephen Eaton Law

    Robert M.
    Eaton Law Client
  • Having spent the last 17 years dealing with custody and child support issues with other lawyers, it was thoroughly refreshing to feel like a lawyer was actually working in my best interest. I felt that I was really listened to, and was provided with all the information I requested and needed. I was always able to reach him in a timely manner and I never felt that my case was less important than any other. We had frank, open, discussions about my situation and he provided me with a clear picture of my choices. In the end, he assisted me with coming to an arrangement that benefits me and my daughter greatly, while not alienating the other side. I truly wish I would have found him five years earlier.

    Katherine F.
    Eaton Law Client
  • Stephen has been very helpful and informative throughout my case.   My file is still on going and so far I am happy with his services.  He has gone the extra mile, helped me save time and headaches trying to figure out all the legal aspects on my own.  I have used his services in the past on a litigation file and to draft up contracts with successful results.  I highly recommend Stephen Eaton!

    Tori N.
    Eaton Law Client


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