Matthew Katsionis is an experienced trial lawyer in Vancouver who practices exclusively in family law and utilizes his civil litigation and criminal law experience to his client’s benefit. Prior to his legal career, Matthew was a teacher. This cross-section of experience provides him with a unique understanding of both the court system, and the family dynamic, which serves his clients well.
Strategies for Complex Family Law & Financial Issues
Matthew attends to all aspects of a family law case including parenting, guardianship, divorce, child support, spousal support, and property division. He also has experience handling cases with corporations and business interests, as well as high-net worth individuals that require an acute understanding of corporations, various financial assets, and liabilities.
Balancing Negotiation and Advocacy for Comprehensive Solutions
Matthew takes a rational and logical approach to his cases. He believes that negotiation and mediation should always be the starting point. However, if the case cannot be resolved and must go to trial, he is prepared and adept at advocating for his clients. Matthew is experienced in drafting cohabitation, marriage, and separation agreements, including highly complex agreements involving a wide range of assets.
Candid Communication for Informed Decisions
Matthew is open, honest, and up-front with his clients about their case so that they can make informed decisions throughout their matter.
Matthew has multiple published decisions on a wide range of family law issues such as:
- Hiding income and imputation of income
- Corporate and business issues
- High-income earners
- Child support
- Spousal support
- Retroactive child support
- Retroactive spousal support
- Complex property division and liabilities
- Excluded property
- Protection orders and restraining orders
When not in the office, Matthew spends his time on the basketball court, weightlifting, playing ice hockey, skiing, golfing, and spending time his two children.
Great experience with Matthew. He was incredibly thorough, clear in his communication and helped me understand the process (which he also made easy for me). Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
- Juris Doctor, Law, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
- Bachelor of Arts, Criminology, Simon Fraser University
- Certified Legal Coach
Blogs by Matthew
As family lawyers, we sometimes encounter questions about the impact of bankruptcy on child support, spousal support, and cost awards in family law matters.