Andrew H. Heft
Name: Andrew H. Heft
Firm Name: Heft Family Law Inc.
Jurisdiction: Canada
Practice Area: Family Law

Telephone: +1 514 879 1388
Fax: (514) 879-0605

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Professional Biography:

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  • Date of birth – Feb 28, 1951
  • Place of birth – Montreal
  • Citizenship – Canadian


  • admission to Barreau du Quebec – November 1977
  • Bachelor of Civil Law [B.C.L.] 1976, McGill University
  • Bachelor of Arts [B.A.] 1972, McGill University

Professional Memberships

  • Association des Avocats et Avocates en Droit Familial du Quebec
  • Association du Barreau Canadien
  • Lord Reading Law Society

Philosophy and Professional Experience

My practice is restricted to family law and related civil litigation. I believe in a direct, energetic, and assertive approach to litigation. I seek to create the conditions that will result in the best possible outcome.

Over the years I have acquired valuable experience in the areas most frequently encountered in family law including:

  • negotiation of out-of-court settlements
  • drafting of settlement agreements
  • litigation of substantive issues

child custody and access

 including issues such as:

  • determination of custody
  • physical and sexual abuse
  • parental alienation
  • shared custody
  • removal of children to and from Quebec
  • determination of access
  • non-compliance with court-ordered access
  • grandparent’s’rights

financial support for spouses and children

including issues such as:

  • determination and fixing of the amount payable
  • discovery of undisclosed assets and undeclared income
  • modification of existing orders
  • remedies in the case of non-payment of support

division of matrimonial property

including issues such as:

  • discovery and identification of eligible assets
  • unequal division

compensatory allowances

unjust enrichment

protection of judgment claims

including issues such as:

  • seizure before judgment
  • registration of legal hypothecs

enforcement of judgments

including issues such as:

  • contempt of court
  • collection of judgment debts
  • recovery of assets transferred fraudulently to evade judgment
  • bankruptcy and execution of matrimonial orders
  • recognition and enforcement in Quebec of foreign orders

My non-family law civil litigation practice experience has included:

  • bankruptcy
  • fraudulent settlements, preferences
  • civil liability
  • personal injuries
  • libel
  • collections
  • labour law
  • unjust dismissal