Barbara Kristanic

Barbara Kristanic

North York, Ontario, Canada

Barbara Kristanic completed her undergraduate Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology and Sociology at the University of Toronto. She obtained her law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2003 (during her time at Osgoode Hall she spent a year on an exchange in Sydney, Australia) and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2004.

Barbara has practiced exclusively family law since her call to the Bar, articling with a sole practitioner in Toronto and then practicing with a boutique family law office prior to her arrival at Nathens, Siegel LLP in 2007. In 2009, Barbara joined Ken and Brahm and became partner with the firm.

Barbara has extensive experience in all aspects of family law including: custody, access, support and property division. Having seen the positive effects that a respectful negotiation has on both the parties and the children (as well as the negative effects of a protracted litigation), Barbara has developed a fondness for the collaborative family process. 

Though she prefers to settle matters for her clients on mutually agreed upon terms, Barbara realises that not all cases are appropriate for negotiation or mediation, and as such, Barbara will not hesitate to vigorously represent her clients' interests in court where required to do so.

Barbara is a member of the Ontario Bar Association, the Toronto Family Lawyer's Association, the Peel Law Association, as well as various Collaborative Law associations. Barbara is also a Presenter for the Mandatory Family Information Program at the Brampton courthouse.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Custody
  • Access
  • Support and Property Division
  • Separation Agreements
  • Marriage Contracts
  • Collaborative Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 2004


  • Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Ontario, Canada - 2003
  • University of Toronto
    • Honours B.A. - 2002
    • Major: Criminology and Sociology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ontario Bar Association, Family Law Executive, Member
  • Toronto Family Lawyer’s Association, Member
  • Peel Law Association, Member
  • Collaborative Law Associations, Member
  • Presenter for the Family Information Programs at Newmarket and Brampton courts
  • Toronto Lawyers Association, Member