HINES LAW OFFICE Professional Corporation


Hines Law Office Professional Corporation is an established, client oriented law firm, located in Mitchell, Ontario with a satellite office located in downtown Stratford. Owner Stella Catherine Hines LL.B and her team of knowledgeable and experienced staff are here to assist you. Please contact our main Mitchell office at 519 348 9324, and via email.

Upon the dissolution of a relationship involving cohabitation, you and your spouse encounter many new and challenging issues.  Most are critically important and often urgent, perhaps relating to your children, the division of your property, or your ability to meet financial needs now and into the future.  It can be very challenging to effectively make decisions about such important issues given that you’ve never done this before, and you and your spouse may not be communicating so well these days.  You can quickly get into a state of high anxiety.

We understand what you are going through as we have helped many people transition from where you are now to new independent lives.  We know the law – our years of experience in and out of court have given us the perspective to help you analyze your options and make your best choices from an informed perspective.  We can protect you and your interests at court if necessary, but we prioritize our efforts and skills in driving towards a settlement that can shorten the life of the court file.  Even better, if no one has filed court papers, we can conduct the kind of discussions and negotiations that lead everyone toward their optimal solutions with a minimum of expense, delay, and acrimony.

We are also keenly aware that you have complex needs and if necessary, we can you refer to other supportive professional services. 

We take the business of serving you very seriously, and we pay attention to the small details of how you experience our services in the hope that this will make a difference. The phone is not answered by a machine unless we are truly unavailable.  We understand the benefits of e-mail communications and can keep you up to date by having documents emailed to you as a .pdf.   One of our goals is to take ownership of your questions and concerns, and ensure you get what you need as quickly as possible.  We know your matter is important and we care.  If at any time you don’t feel this way and believe we have fallen below our own personal standards of practice, we will address your concerns immediately.

We understand that this is one of the most difficult times in your life.  We can provide you with representation, advice, guidance, strategic planning and support so that you begin to feel a sense of control.  We have an integrated practice where friendly staff and the latest technology make your interaction with us as pleasant, convenient and as positive as possible.

We know how important this is – what you are entrusting us with.  The divorce or separation process can be complex, and leading to many changes in your life.  It is our job to make all the confusion understandable, protect your interests, and provide the kinds of support necessary for you to move forward.